Our Team

Our happy, experienced educators provide an amazingly inspirational learning experience. Together they have 90 years experience of delivering learning excellence specifically for 3-5 year old, Kindergarten children.

Kendall McDonald



Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies-The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood- QUT

"I have been extremely involved in this amazing kindergarten for 20 years.  I love the inclusiveness and the community commitment, I love the beautiful families and children that we get to spend our days with. Early childhood  is such a special time, it’s a privilege to be a part of the children’s kindy year.  A special part of being at CALOUNDRA Community kindy    is seeing our children  grow to be    confident and capable children who are our future.  I can’t wait for my toddler to become a CALOUNDRA Kindy child."

Angela Brodie

Red Group Educator

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Cooloola Sunshine Institute of TAFE


"I decided I wanted to work in a learning environment when I was at school myself; I now have over 20 years experience. My son spent his kindy year here and the experience he had was fantastic. The kindy philosophy provided him with many opportunities to learn, grow and explore; It gave him so much independence and confidence. I loved the environment so much that I joined the Caloundra Community Kindergarten family in 2011."

Tobi Romagnoli

Red Group Educator

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Southbank Institute of TAFE

"My 10 years experience in  early learning environments has given me grounding and understanding of my role as an educator. I have a passion for young children and the pure enrichment they bring to people’s lives. I believe in getting back to basics and allowing children to explore, discover and connect with their natural environment. I embrace each child’s uniqueness. All of my 3 children were fortunate enough to journey through this Kindy and I feel privileged to be part of this amazing team and community."

Ria Harding

Yellow Group Educator

Early Years Foundation Degree at

Oxford Brookes University


"I have worked in early childhood education for 22 years both in Australia and the UK. I came to Caloundra Community Kindy 11 years ago and I am so thankful to have found such a wonderfully nurturing and fun environment. Every day is a new adventure, where the children acquire an excitement for learning, where their individual interests are recognised and responded to, where the possibilities to learn and grow have no limits. I am also proud to be part of a Kindy which has a strong commitment to community engagement, and values how these connections enrich the lives of all those involved."

Annette Edwards

Yellow Group Educator


Diploma of Children's Services: Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Victoria

"My interest in and passion for early childhood has continued to inspire me over my 30 years of experience in a variety of settings. I believe all children are unique yet equal and deserve to be guided and supported in a nurturing, play based, child lead environment where they can build life long skills. I feel privileged to now have the opportunity to work at Caloundra Community Kindergarten with a team of educators, each with their own interests and skills to share."
'Be careful what you teach, it may interfere with what they are learning' 
--Magda Gerber

Kelly Walden

Red Group Educator

Diploma of Early Childhood and currently studying my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) at the Sunshine Coast University.

"I have had the privilege of working in the Early Childhood industry for over 17 years. I'm passionate about providing safe, engaging and respectful learning environment for children to thrive. This has motivated me to study my Degree in Education. I'm very grateful to have been given the opportunity to work at the Caloundra Community Kindy as I believe in their philosophy and pedagogy and what they offer and provide for both the children and their families."

Lorraine Craig


"I have an extensive administration background and have been very lucky to spend the past 22 years in Early Childhood. I have a passion for Community Based Kindergartens and am thrilled to be a part of the wonderful experience families have at Caloundra Community Kindergarten."

We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land and sea upon which we live, work and meet, the Gubbi Gubbi People.

We pay our deep respect to elders past, present and emerging.




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