Our Team

Teachers

Claudia Cabrera-Del Campo  

Claudia is our educational leader and has been at Maribyrnong Kinder since 2013 and is the current 4YO Willy Wag Tails Group teacher. She draws inspiration from children’s sense of wonder and creativity. Claudia finds joy in gardening, travelling, hiking, yoga and meditation, and these hobbies can be often seen in her teaching or in the environment at the kinder. Claudia came to Australia when she was eight and is grateful that she maintained her first language, Spanish.

For any questions regarding the 4YO Willy Wag Tails, please email Claudia at claudia@maribyrnongkinder.com.au

Simone Sciarrone

Sim is the 3YO Joeys teacher. She has experience working with young children as a Learning Support Officer and as a Swimming Teacher. Sim loves running and spending time with her family and friends. Sim has completed her Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education and is loving the start to her career in a kindergarten setting. Sim is passionate about encouraging children to explore their wonderings, develop friendships and let their ideas flourish.

For any questions regarding the 3YO Joeys Group, please email Simone at simone@maribyrnongkinder.com.au


Educators

Ehlana Bowe

Ehlana joined the Maribyrnong Kindergarten team in 2022 and is currently an Educator in the 4YO Willy Wag Tails Group and 3YO Joeys Bush Kinder session. Ehlana enjoys walking her pet dog, visiting markets and frequenting the library. She has completed her Certificate IV in Children’s Services, a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, and most recently graduated from university with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at the end of 2023. Ehlana is inspired to represent values that combine agency, creativity, and children’s own ideas into play.

Maple Lai

Maple is an educator within our 3YO Joeys Group. Having completed a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Maple, with Mandarin as her first language, modestly embraces proficiency in Cantonese and Bahasa Malayu. Embarking on her kindergarten career, Maple cherishes the opportunity to be a part of our little learners’ learning journeys, aiming to contribute positively. She finds joy in fostering children’s development, creating a welcoming space for exploration and learning. Beyond the classroom, Maple quietly enjoys the simple pleasures of travel, music, and the arts.

Kai Lin Yang

Kai joined the team in 2021 after completing a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and is an educator in our 4YO Willy Wag Tails Group. Like many among our community, she lives within the Maribyrnong Council with her husband. She enjoys music and art, experiencing new cultures and trying new foods. As an educator, Kai is passionate about inclusivity and diversity, and encouraging exploration and play within a safe environment. She looks forward to growing and learning with the children and community.

Cecilia Liang

Yuhua Liang, also known as Cecilia, joined the team in a casual role in 2023 and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

Originally from China, Cecilia is a proud parent of two wonderful children who are now of primary school age. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting the local park and actively participating in our vibrant community. Cecilia holds a strong belief that children are capable learners, much like adults, and that learning is a lifelong journey for all of us.

Hong Nguyen

Hong joined the team in 2022 and is an educator in our 3YO Joeys Group. Hong finds working with children joyful. She is passionate about being a companion with children every day she works. Hong loves fostering children’s development at a pace appropriate to every individual child and where children can explore and initiate their own learning with 3 years of experience working with children in Early Childhood and Primary School. Hong has completed a Certificate IV in Education Support and Diploma of Early Childhood Education. She enjoys music, travelling, natural sounds from birds, waterfalls and nature on road trips with her family.

Administrators

Fiona McIIdowney
Fiona joined the team in 2020 as our Administration and Enrolment Officer supporting the CoM and the teaching staff in the office. She has 3 school aged children and enjoys travelling, cooking, reading and relaxing on the beach to help keep the balance in a busy family life. Fiona has an intricate working knowledge of community kinder having been a former committee member and president at her children’s kindergarten.

For any enrolment enquiries, please email Fiona at enrolments@maribyrnongkinder.com.au

Job Opportunities

If you are interested in working with us or completing your placement, please contact us at admin@maribyrnongkinder.com.au