Our Qualified and Caring Educators

Educators at Green Street Preschool are highly qualified, caring and compassionate professionals, holding Department of Education approved qualifications and current certificates in First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis training. Our educators are proficient in their understanding and implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF), the National Quality Standards (NQS), Regulations and United Nations Convention of the rights of the Child and Code of Ethics. 

As educators we are child advocates who are dedicated to ensuring that children are respected, valued and heard, and as mandatory reporters maintain current child protection training. 

We understand that Australia is a multiculturally diverse country and ensure that we foster children’s knowledge and appreciation for our linguistic and culturally blended community.

We provide a natural learning environment that stimulates children’s learning through play to build a sense of inquiry, autonomy and success for future learning. 

We acknowledge the importance of an ongoing quality improvement system and critical reflection   process both for service function, personal development and growth.

Tracy Tuke

Approved Provider

Tracey has been running the Centre since building and opening it in 1994. At the beginning of 2015, Tracy took a step back, working only a couple of days per week. However, Tracy continues to guide staff when required and oversees the general running of the Centre in her role as Approved Provider.

Haylee Dale

Nominated Supervisor

Haylee has been working at the Centre since 2003 and has a thorough knowledge of Early Childhood Development. She plays a large part in ensuring that the Centre is adhering to National Law and Regulations and National Quality Standards (NQS). As a mum of two young children, Haylee understands how busy family life can be, so she aims to make a life for our parents as simple as possible.

Amanda Telley

Educational Leader

Amanda began working at the Centre in 2013 after completing year 12 at Ulladulla High School in 2011. Amanda is a very energetic and supportive team member who enjoys researching and implementing unique and inclusive experiences for our children. Amanda has an excellent knowledge of the National Quality Framework (NQF). She has excelled in her role as Educational Leader over the past few years, leading the team through reflective and practical programming. 

Amanda is currently studying her Bachelor in Education- Early childhood and primary.

Alessandra Eliades

Educator

Alessandra or as we affectionately call her, ‘Sandy,’, is an energetic and empathetic educator who brings years of knowledge and experience to the team. Sandy is always keen to build on her strengths and support the children in doing the same, as they aquire the the skills and confidence required to achieve their goals and live their best lives.

Cheryl Clarke

Educator & Sustainability Supervisor

Having a Diploma in Children’s Services and working within the industry for over eleven years, Cheryl brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. Cheryl is also passionate about sustainable practices and loves getting hands-on in the garden.

Rachel Byron

Educator and Inclusion Coordinator

Rachel joined our team after working abroad as a Nanny in the UK. 

Rachel is a kind and bubbly educator who brings a new perspective to the Centre and is proactive in her work and supportive of her team. Rachel is dedicated to her role as Inclusion Coordinator and works hard at ensuring an inclusive environment is maintained and her team of educators have adequate knowledge of inclusion.

Lacey Andriske

Educator and Wellbeing Guru

Lacey is very aware of children’s learning and represents this through her positive interactions with the children, consistently working on a very engaged level with each child. Lacey’s holistic approach encourages children’s creativity and sense of self.

Karlie Bashford

Educator and Community and Events Coordinator

Karlie began with us almost 15 years ago when she completed her certificate III through a traineeship with Green Street Preschool. Karlie then moved to Sydney to start a family and further pursue her career in Early childhood. Karlie has now returned to join our team, bringing with her vast knowledge and understanding of child developmental delays and disabilities, which she uses to support children and families within our service.

Karlie’s friendly nature makes her very popular within her team and with families and children alike.

Kasey Adams

Educator and Work Health and Safety Representative

Kasey is a kind and patient educator and has recently completed a school-based traineeship. Kasey works in a casual capacity and is rapidly building her understanding of child development, education and care within the early childhood sector.

Shallan Burton

Trainee Educator

Shallan is a young and conscientious educator fresh out of high school. Relatively new to the early childhood education sector, Shallan is ardent about building new knowledge and experience.