Meet our Wonderful Educators

Karen Szabo: Kindergarten Teacher and Director.

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.

Lily Li: Education Assistant

Lily brings a warmth and positive energy to the Kindergarten. She is the mother of two teenage boys and has been working in early childhood education for over 10 years. Lily’s native language is Mandarin Chinese and she also speaks Japanese.

Lily is an amazing oral storyteller and loves to encourage the children to use their imaginations in developing their own stories. 

Lee Mohtaji: Lunchtime and Relieving Assistant

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.    

Location Update for 2022

The new development in Canterbury Gardens will house a range of local service including the Maternal Health Centre, Toy Library, Play Station Occasional Care and our wonderful Canterbury Norwood Kindergarten.

With construction looking to commence mid-2020, we can confirm our current location at 2 Boronia Street, Canterbury is secure until we move to our new location at the Canterbury Gardens.