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Our team:

Joanne (Jo) Lucas
Director / Teacher
Bachelor Qualified
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Crystal Hearn
Bachelor Qualified

Hi my name is Jo.

10 years ago I was very lucky to be employed with Rutherglen Kinder as it was always my dream to work in a stand-alone Kinder, I have enjoyed getting to know the community, families and the children and I like running into past children I have taught.  I love dress-up days and the expressions on children's faces when they realise they can accomplish something they didn't think they could.

I live in Wangaratta with my husband.  I enjoy playing tennis, going away with my family and baking for my family and friends.  Another thing you need to know about me is I LOVE the colour blue.

Hi my name is Crystal.

For the past 18 years I have worked in a variety of Early Childhood Education and School settings. I have also had the amazing opportunity to live and teach in Singapore.  During my time in Singapore, I worked with a range of teachers from around the world and taught many different students from different nationalities.  Through this incredible experience I developed the love of travel and learning more about the world we live in.  I hope to share this knowledge and experience with the students I teach in the future.

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Rebecca (Bec) Jones
Early Childhood Educator
Diploma Qualified
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 Irene Moloney
Early Childhood Educator
Dipolma Qualified 


My name is Rebecca Jones.

I have worked in early childhood for over 20 years.

I have a husband and 2 children.  We like spending time camping and fishing.  I especially love to go on long walks with my border collie Maggie.

My favourite colour is red and I love the song called Wiggle woo.


Hi my name is Irene.

I have been in the Early Education sector for over 12 years.  For the past 8 years I have been supporting children with additional needs.

I am a mother of 4.  My favourite colour is purple and I love going for long walks, catching up with friends and learning Auslan.  

My favourite book is 'The Wonky Donkey' and I love singing funny songs like 'Mr Clickety Cane'.


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Erin White
Early Childhood Educator
Diploma Qualified

Hi I'm Erin

I am a mum of a beautiful boy.  In my spare time I love to spend time with family & Friends and building Lego with my son.  I have had the privilege of working in the Early Childhood field for over 12 years.  I have worked in a variety of settings; childcare, Kindergarten and after school hours care.  I have had the honour of sharing and observing many milestones and achievements with the children during that time. There's nothing better than to see the smile on a child's face when they learn something new or achieve their goals.  I look forward to getting to know your families and celebrating your a child's achievements with you.


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Sandra Lowe
Early Childhood Educator 
Diploma Qualified

Hello Everyone, my name is Sandra and I have been very lucky to have been working in the early education industry for over 20 years! I have 2 children and 2 Grandchildren. My favourite pastimes are spending time with my family, horse riding and reading.


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Tanya Backhouse

Hi I am Tanya.

I have worked in various administration roles for 30+ years.  I have three adult children (who grew up too fast).  I love hearing your kids play and sing.


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