Staff

Our staff at the Chinchilla Community Kindergarten are chosen for their commitment to their profession and our philosophy. Our teaching staff plans developmentally appropriate programs using the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

The QKLG provides advice for planning, interacting with children, monitoring and assessing, and sharing information in kindergarten contexts.

Chinchilla Kindy Staff
Educational Leader/Director:

Mrs Sarah Waters (Director)
Mrs Kate Offner (Educational Leader)

Teachers:

Mrs Kate Offner (M,T,alt.W)
Mrs Sarah Waters (M,T,alt.W)
Mrs Lisa Carlin (alt.W, T, F)

Teacher Assistants:

Mrs Melissa Brown (M,T,alt.W)
Miss Georgia Walsh
Miss Sophie McNally (Trainee)

Administration Officer:

Mrs Nicole Walsh

Sarah Waters

Mrs Sarah Waters

Director - M,T, alt.W
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) Sarah is a qualified teacher in Bachelor of Education (Primary) and completed her Early Childhood Bridging Course. Sarah has been on staff since 2012 both in the teaching and Director roles which she continues to present day.
Kate Offner

Mrs Kate Offner

Educational Leader - M,T, alt.W
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) Kate is a qualified teacher in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). Kate has been employed since 2009 and is back on staff part time in 2019. Kate also has taken on the educational leader role.
Kindy Staff 2018 (5)

Mrs Lisa Carlin

Teacher - alt.W,T,F
Lisa is a qualified teacher in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). Lisa has been at Chinchilla Kindy since 2014 both as a full-time teacher but is now part-time after the birth of her first child.

Miss Sophie McNally

Trainee Assistant - Part-time
Sophie has joined our Kindy staff since January 2021 as a trainee teacher assistant. Sophie graduated from Chinchilla State High School in 2020 and is looking forward to learning all about what Kindy teaching is all about.  Sophie is currently studying her Cert 3 through TAFE. 
Melissa Brown

Mrs Melissa Brown

Teacher Assistant - M,T,alt.W
Melissa has her Diploma in Children’s Services and has been employed as a part-time assistant at Chinchilla Kindy since 2012.
Miss Georgia Walsh

Miss Georgia Walsh

Teacher Assistant Full-time
Georgia has been employed at Chinchilla Kindy since 2015 as a school based trainee.  Georgia has completed her Diploma in Children’s Services and is currently looking to further her study in 2022.  Georgia is on staff as the full-time assistant at Chinchilla Kindy.
Nicole Walsh

Mrs Nicole Walsh

Administration Officer
Nicole has been employed at Chinchilla Kindy since 2005 as the administration officer.
  • Inclusion Support Staff changes yearly depending on the needs of those enrolled.
  • All staff have Blue Cards. Teaching staff have annual training for CPR, Asthma & Anaphylaxis and update their First Aide training every 3 years as per government regulations.