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Our Educators

Jo Sizeland

Hi my name is Jo and I enjoy being a Kindergarten Teacher in the small town of Birregurra. It’s fantastic that every day and every year is different.

It’s wonderful getting to know all the families and watching the children grow. I love the community feel about Birregurra Preschool where everybody is so welcoming, kind and supportive. I enjoy getting the children to facilitate their own learning particularly with games, puzzles and new songs. Play in the early years is so important for children’s learning, both indoors and outdoors. Our aim is for the children to feel like they belong and to feel safe- it’s wonderful being part of this.

The Birregurra team is like a second family, my co workers and the committee are amazing to work with and each bring with them a wealth of energy and experience. I like how the committee encourage us to learn and grow by participating in ongoing professional development. It’s a wonderful place to be.

Erin Marshman

Erin teachers at the Preschool Wednesday to Friday and started with us in 2021.

She has lived in Birregurra for 5 years and loves living in a community that is so welcoming, kind & helpful.

Erin has been teaching for 7 years and working in Early Childhood settings for 14.
She enjoys forming connections with children to ensure they feel safe and important. She is passionate about encouraging children to feel confident and proud and to share their interest and past experiences- children come to kinder with a whole world of knowledge already!

Erin is passionate about science and art in education programs and loves supporting children to make new discoveries and experience a sense of wonder in the world around them.

From early 2023, Erin took over as administrator of the kinder and helps her fellow educators and committee members with all matter of admin tasks including enrolment, payroll and compliance.

Jodie Simpson

Jodie has worked at the kinder since 2001.
This year, Jodie will be working from Monday to Thursday.
She loves gardening with the children and passing on her knowledge about caring for the environment.

Carlie Smith

Carlie joined the Birregurra Pre School in 2021.
She lives in Deans Marsh and has 2 daughters. and has worked in early childhood education for 15 years.
Carlie loves helping children learn, grow and most of all, hearing their laughter.