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Butterflies Kindergarten Teacher (4 year olds program) – Karen Szabo

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Karen has worked at Canterbury Norwood Kindergarten for over 20 years and is the mother of 4 children. She is passionate about the early years, not just as a precursor for school but for the development of confidence, individuality and the skills appropriate for the age level.

Karen plays the piano and the children enjoy a rich and varied music program that involves songs, instruments and dance. 

Caterpillars Kindergarten Teacher (3 year olds program) - Natascha de Groot

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Natascha is the teacher of our Caterpillars group and has 15 years’ experience in early childhood education. She considers the first five years of a child’s life crucial to their development. Natascha is very passionate about helping children learn and grow and we’re excited to have her lead our 3 year old program. 

As well as being a mother of two young children, Natascha is a nature lover and her hobbies include horse riding and volunteering in the local community.

Assistant Educator (3 and 4 year olds program) - Sharon Donelly

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Sharon is the mother of two wonderful boys and proud to be a member of the warm and caring team at Norwood.  She loves the natural curiosity that children have about the world and people around them. She believes that every day presents us with the opportunity to encourage the emerging independence of our children, building self confidence with the phrase "Yes! I can do it".

Lunchtime Assistant (3 and 4 year olds program) - Lee Mohtaji

Lee brings a vibrancy and liveliness to the Kindergarten.  Her many talents include master balloon animal shaper, acrobat extraordinaire and sometime magician.  She is fluent in Mandarin and loves bringing joy to the children.  .   

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