Dianna Di Paola – Director and Co-Educator
(4 year old)
Hello everyone, my name is Dianna Di Paola. I have worked at Deep Creek Preschool since January 2013 as the co-educator (4 year old) and in administration. Both my sons attended the three and four year old program at the preschool. When my boys attended Deep Creek Preschool I joined the committee as secretary for one year and then president for three years. I enjoyed four great years at Deep Creek Preschool and made some wonderful and lifelong friends.
My background is in childcare where I worked in the baby room and then as director. In 2012, I completed my Certificate III in Children’s Services and I have now completed my Diploma in Early Childhood. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, cooking, eating out and gardening.
Bronwyn Reed – Early Childhood Educator
(4 year old)
I have had the privilege of working in the Child Care industry for the past 20 years. Over this time I have worked with all age groups (0-6years) and have also undertaken various managerial roles. I have found this profession to be very rewarding.
In early 2015 I completed the Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies at Monash University. During my final placement I was very lucky to have had the opportunity to undertake this placement at Deep Creek Preschool and I am now part of the 4 Year old team.
I have been married for 18 years to my husband Mark and have two delightful children. I have a 13 year old daughter Ashlee and a 9 year old son Cooper. You’ll probably hear stories about them throughout the year. When I’m not working I love spending time with my family, camping, reading gardening, music and sewing.
Trudy Kelly – Co-Educator
(4 year old)
Hello everyone my name is Trudy Kelly, I am a Diploma Qualified Childhood Educator and I will be Co-Educator (4 Year Old). I am looking forward to the rewards this role will bring. I feel privileged to be part of the team at this strong community based centre. I believe in complete engagement with Children, their families and all of the team at the centre. I understand the best outcomes for the children start with good quality programs and their environment.
During my career in Child Care I have worked across all age groups from Babies through to Kinder age Children. I have training as an ISS inclusion support worker for Children with additional needs. I have a passion to highlight the environment and sustainability through teaching the Children.
In my spare time I love gardening, shopping at the markets and travelling back to my home town of Tongala in country Victoria.
Sonia Cheng – Early Childhood Educator
(3 year old)
Hi, everyone, my name is Sonia. Before I moved to Australia, I worked in China as a secondary school teacher for about five years. Then I moved down to Australia as an overseas student initially to further my study in teaching career but this time switched to Early Childhood teaching. I graduated from RMIT University in Early Childhood Education in 2010 and have been working as a kinder teacher since then in a long day care setting. I enjoy getting to know each child as a unique individual and have a natural passion for encouraging and helping them to reach their full potential. There is nothing I love more than seeing my children playing and learning happily together side by side to gain new knowledge and lifelong skills with their improving confidence in an engaging and developmentally appropriate way. Apart from my work, I like spending time with my family, which is very essential to me. I also like travelling, reading and building LEGO constructions with my boy as well as learning how to cook. There is no better than cooking something new and delicious at home and acknowledged by my family.
It is a great pleasure to be a part of Deep Creek Preschool this year and I am keen to meeting you all in kinder.
Sudesh Malik – Co-Educator
(3 year old)
Hello Everyone, I am Sudesh Malik, I am a diploma qualified Childcare Educator and I will be Co-Educator (3 Years Old) at the Deep Creek Preschool. I have been working in Child care industry for past 6 and half years. I love my work and quite passionate about it.
I am married and have two lovely children. I have a son in high school and a daughter in grade 5.
I love cooking, gardening and spending good time with my family which gives me strength and motivates me to do well every day. It’s my pleasure to be part of the team at Deep Creek Preschool and I look forward to see you all there.