Introducing our Preschool Team

Katie – Preschool Teacher

I joined MOCCA in 2021 and have felt instantly at home among the amazing team and welcoming families. It is a truly inspiring place to support children’s learning and development.

I recently finished a Master of Teaching (Birth to Five), adding to a BA in Educational Studies with Mathematics and a Cert III in Children’s Services. Education and teaching has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember – teacher was my dream job from the age of 5!

I loved school and love learning. One of my favourite things about working with children is the constant opportunity to learn alongside them and discover new perspectives, ideas, and knowledge. I particularly enjoy exploring STEAM with children, and it is a passion of mine to demonstrate that these are interests for girls as well as boys.

I strongly believe that children need to feel safe and secure in their environments before they feel confident to grow, learn, and develop. My priority is to develop respectful relationships with each child and use those relationships to create rich and meaningful learning relationships.

Sinny – Lead Educator

I joined MOCCA in November 2020 in the Nursery room where I also spent 2021 as the Lead Educator.  I’ve worked in the early childhood sector for 10 years, after working in the retail industry as an administration assistant and I was also a self employed bookkeeper.  It was after having my youngest child, that I had the urge for a career change.  I loved raising my own children and was inspired by the wonderful educators that looked after them while in early childhood education and care, that led me into the direction of a career in early childhood.  To this day, I have not regretted that decision.  I feel that children develop strong skills for learning when they feel confident in their environment and have a strong sense of independence and resilience.  Using my nurturing skills and strategies for building respectful relationships, we will endeavour to achieve these skills throughout the year.

Suman – Early Childhood Educator

Hello everyone, my name is Suman and I have been a member of the MOCCA team since 2018. During this time I have completed a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and I am looking forward to continuing my studies in this area. I enjoy helping children learn and develop through play. I love watching them grow and will help them embrace their potential. I enjoy the professional learning opportunities available at MOCCA, this has really strengthened my knowledge and motivated me to try different pedagogical approaches and to continuing learning with and from my colleagues. I look forward to being a part of the children’s learning journey and creating a solid base for their bright future.