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)


Miss Rebecca Pitman (Fulltime)
Ms Michelle Elder (M,T,alt.W)

Teacher Assistants:

Miss Georgia Walsh (M,T,alt.W)
Mrs Chloe Lindenberg (M,T,alt.W)
Mrs Melissa Brown (alt.W,Th,Fri)                  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.

Miss Rebecca Pitman

Fulltime Teacher - Watermelon Room
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) Miss Pitman has just finished her Bachelor of Early Childhood at the Qld University of Technology at Brisbane in 2022. Rebecca has previous experience working for the past 3.5 years at a long daycare centre in Brisbane and wanted a country change for her first year of teaching.

Miss Michelle Elder

Teacher - M,T, alt.W
Miss Elder recently joined Chinchilla Community Kindergarten in Term 2, 2023 as Teacher in the M,T, alt Wed Fields Room. Miss Elder has just moved back from Brisbane where she has been teaching in the primary and early childhood sector.
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.

Miss Georgia Walsh

Teacher Assistant M,T,alt.W
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 M,T,alt.W assistant at Chinchilla Kindy.
  • 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.