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 Cassidy Briggs (alt.W, T, F)
Miss Katelyn Walsh (alt.W, T, F)

Teacher Assistants:

Mrs Melissa Brown (M,T,alt.W)
Miss Georgia Walsh
Miss Ashleigh King (alt.W, T, F)

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.
Cassidy Briggs

Mrs Cassidy Briggs

Teacher - alt.W,T,F
Cassidy is a qualified teacher in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). Cassidy has been at Chinchilla Kindy since 2018 as a part-time teacher.
Katelyn Walsh

Miss Katelyn Walsh

Teacher - alt.W, T, F
Katie has completed her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and is currently studying her Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) through USQ in Toowoomba. Katie has spent the last seven years as a teacher aide at St Joseph’s school and when not working loves spending time with her family and friends. Katie is excited to join the Kindy team this year!
Melissa Brown

Mrs Melissa Brown

Teacher Assistant - M,T,alt.W
Melissa has her Cert 3 in Children’s Services and has been employed as a part-time assistant at Chinchilla Kindy since 2012. Melissa is currently studying her Diploma in Children’s Services.
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 Cert 3 in Children’s Services and is currently studying her Diploma in Children’s Services.  Georgia is on staff as the full-time assistant at Chinchilla Kindy.
Ashleigh King

Miss Ashleigh King

Teacher Assistant - alt.W, T, F
Ashleigh has been in the Early Childhood industry for 12 years and has completed a Diploma in Children’s Services (Education and Care). She is currently studying her Bachelor in Primary Education. Ash loves travel and camping and is looking forward to getting to know your family.
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.