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 Lee Scarlett (Director and Educational Leader)

Mrs Sarah Waters (M,T,alt.W)
Mrs Cassidy Briggs (M,T,alt.W)
Mrs Natalie Storch (Th,Fri,alt.W)
Miss Georgia Walsh (Th,Fri,alt.W)


Teacher Assistants:
Mrs Christi McInnes (M,T,alt.W)
Mrs Chloe Lindenberg (M,T,alt.W)
Miss Amanda Dolbel (alt.W,Th,Fri)
Mrs Melissa Brown (alt.W,Th,Fri)
Mrs Kristy Kerr (Relief)
Miss Alice Iverson (School based Trainee)
Administration Officer:

Mrs Nicole Walsh


Mrs Lee Scarlett

Director and Educational Leader
Bachelor of Education (Primary) Bridging Course in Early Childhood Mrs Scarlett has just begun her new job position at Chinchilla Community Kindergarten for 2023. Lee has completed her studies at USQ in Toowoomba and has been working in the Early Childhood Industry for over 18 years.

Mrs Sarah Waters

M,T,alt Wed - Watermelon Room
Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bridging Course in Early Childhood. We welcome back Mrs Waters to Kindy! Mrs Waters has previously worked for over 10 years at Chinchilla Kindy as Teacher/Director. Mrs Waters brings with her a wealth of experience and we are very excited to have her return to Kindy.

Mrs Natalie Storch

Alt.W,Thurs,Fri - Watermelon Room
Bachelor of Education (Primary). Mrs Storch comes to Kindy in 2024! We are very excited to have Mrs Storch join our teaching team. Mrs Storch is in the Watermelon room at the end of the week.

Mrs Cassidy Briggs

Teacher - M,T, alt.W
Mrs Briggs returns to Kindy in 2024 from her maternity leave to take up the position of teacher in our Fields room.

Miss Georgia Walsh

Teacher alt. W, Thurs,Fri
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 studying Bach of Early Childhood through USQ externally. Georgia is on staff as a teacher in our Fields room at the end of the week.
Chloe Lindenberg

Mrs Chloe Lindenberg

Teacher Assistant M,T,alt.W
Miss Chloe has recently returned to Chinchilla and is on staff in our MTW Fields room as an assistant. Chloe started her journey with Chinchilla Kindy a long time ago as a school based trainee and left us when she got married and started her family.

Mrs Melissa Brown

Teacher Assistant - alt.W,Thur,Fri
Melissa has her Diploma in Children’s Services and has been employed as a part-time assistant at Chinchilla Kindy since 2012.

Mrs Christi McInnes

Teacher Assistant - M,T, alt.W
Miss Christi begins her Chinchilla Kindy with us in 2024! We are so happy to have Miss Christi on board as one of our educators.

Mrs Kristy Kerr

Teacher Assistant - Relief
We are super excited to still have Miss Kristy on board again this year as our relief teaching assistant. Miss Kristy started in 2023 and we enjoy the energy that she brings to the team!

Miss Amanda Dolbel

Teacher Assistant - alt.W,Thur,Fri
Chinchilla Kindy welcomes back Miss Amanda after 5 years away! Miss Amanda left to work as a Diploma qualified educator at Charley's Place in Toowoomba and we are super excited to have her experience return to our team.
  • 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.
Nicole Walsh

Mrs Nicole Walsh

Administration Officer
Nicole has been employed at Chinchilla Kindy since 2005 as the administration officer.

Miss Alice Iverson

School Based Trainee - Teacher Assistant
Alice is a Chinchilla local, a talented swimmer, and is in Year 10 at Chinchilla State High School. Alice began her school-based traineeship at Chinchilla Community Kindergarten at the beginning of 2022 and is studying her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.