Our Staff

Our Educators are AMAZING.  Operating since 1994- we are EXPERIENCED and stand by our experienced Educators and the amazing work they do with the children. Your children will feel settled and comfortable at all times. 
Kristy-Lee
Director

Hello my name is Kristy-Lee, I have been in the early childhood sector for over 15 years, with majority of my time being at Florina. I have been in all areas of Florina from Room Leader, Centre Catering Officer and Director. I believe children are makers of there own destinies and we are here to guide them along a safe path. I enjoy helping the children to discover new things everyday and helping them to be the best they can be.

Tarni
Room Leader Cherry Blossom Room
Tarni
Room Leader Cherry Blossom Room
Karen
Assistant Director 

My name is Karen I am a mother and grandmother. I have worked at Florina as a lead educator for nearly 21 years.  I love the family feel of our centre and liken it to family daycare with the added safety of being centre based.   My program is based on a combination of the Reggio Emilia and Montessori approaches.

Ebony  
Room Leader Lemon Blossom Room
Di
Kindergarten Teacher

Di has been working in the field for over 20 years in many roles including occasional care, pre kinder, vacation care & for the past 10 years as a Kindergarten teacher.

Di has been with Florina for 8 years in her current role as Kindergarten teacher, and has a particular interest in school readiness. 

Di is married with 5 adult children & 8 grandchildren.

Kelly 
After School Care & School Holiday Care

Hello my name is Tarni and I have been working at Florina Pre School & Daycare since 2011. I like to base my program on children’s interests & enjoy seeing them learn and grow. I enjoy doing cooking activities with the children, allowing free choice within the room and engaging in one on one interactions with all the children.

Tamara 
Centre Cook

Tammy is our amazing Centre Cook who provides the freshest, healthiest and yummiest of meals for the children on a daily basis.  Tammy is always smiling- and is happy to share any recipes- please ask!

Hi I'm Ebony,

I have been working as an Early Childhood educator since 2007. I have enjoyed the years working with multi aged children and also along side their families. I have been employed at Florina since 2012 and thoroughly enjoy my time here, watching the children learn and grow. I believe this centre is a wonderful centre for your child to begin their education both academically and emotionally. We are dedicated to the social and emotional development of each child and make it our goal to make sure each child receives the best care and love they deserve. 

Jessica 
Educator and Kinder Assistant

Jessica is our newest Educator and Kinder Assistant who will always be seen interacting with the children to enhance learning experiences.

Kelly has been one of Florina's long serving Educators who has a wealth of experience. Kelly is wonderful with the children, and you will often hear lots of laughter from the children!

Renae 
Educator

Renae often spends time in our Cherry Blossom room assisting Tarnee with our 3-5 yo's. 

Anne
Educator

Anne is our Relief Educator who has a wealth of experience. She is always smiling and brings her best to Florina all the time.

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