Meet the Team...
Preschool is staffed by university-qualified teachers and TAFE-qualified child care workers in a higher than required (by regulation), ratio of staff to children. In 2010, we introduced an innovative staffing-role of outdoor programmer. The staff strive for best-practice, responding to contemporary perspectives, committed to meaningful interactions with the children and families, and creating relationship-based education.
Pauline Iacono, director
The Nominated Supervisor/Director and the Teacher in the Koala Room Monday and Tuesday. (Diploma of Teaching-Early Childhood Education). Has been the Director of Mittagong Preschool for over ten years and has been teaching for more than twenty years.
“I love to dance and 80’s disco music is the best ... would anyone like to join me in the Nutbush?”
Works in the Possum Room as 2IC to Friedel. Has a Certificate III in Child Studies and began work at Mittagong Preschool in 2006
“It's a braw, bricht, moonlicht nicht, the nicht ... if you can’t tell from that, I’m a Scot’s girl!”
The Teacher in the Possum Room Monday to Friday. (Diploma of Teaching- Early Childhood Education). Has worked in a variety of roles since graduating in 1990. Predominantly working in Long Day Care as a Teacher and Director, but has also spent time as a Nanny and Summer Camp Counsellor.
“My passions are horses, books and challenging the IPad to a game of solitaire!”
Works in the Koala Room, Monday to Friday. Completed the Diploma in Children’s Services in 2014. Has worked in Childcare for twenty five years and at Mittagong Preschool for ten years.
“My favourite place to be is the beach!”
Works in the Koala Room on Monday and Tuesday. Has been working at Mittagong Preschool for nearly twenty years and has a Diploma of Children’s Services
“I love cooking (especially sweet treats) for family and friends.”
Works as the Clerical Assistant Monday to Thursday. Began working at Mittagong Preschool in 1999. The position involves all aspects of admin- from payroll and banking, to maintaining enrolment records.
“I love Sudoku puzzles.....the more difficult the better”
Works in the Possum Room, Monday to Friday. Has a Diploma in Children’s Services and has worked at Mittagong Preschool for seventeen years.
“There’s a quirky side to me ... you might see it sometimes in my hand-made earrings or even my ever-changing hair!”
Has worked at Mittagong Preschool since 2004. Has a Diploma in Children’s Services with over 17 years experience working with children. Works in the Possum Room Monday and Tuesday and the Koala Room Wednesday to Friday.
“I love to listen to music ... and dance!”
The Outdoor Educator Monday to Friday with a Diploma of Child Studies. Has worked in Childcare for over twenty years (twelve years at Mittagong Preschool).
“I’m over 50 and have been doing yoga for the first time in my life for the last 14 months and I just LOVE IT!”
Teaches in the Koala Room Monday to Friday (Bachelor of Education: the Early Years (Birth - 12))
"I love travel, live music, Sunday brunch with my husband and yoga"
Works in the Koala room on Thursday and Friday
"I love reading, going for coffee, watching movies and being with family"