Johanna Curtain

Johanna is the 4-year-old teacher for the Possum Group. She has been teaching at Arrabri since 2011.  Before teaching at Arrabri Kindergarten, Johanna worked at a long day care centre for 7 years.  Johanna is creative and enjoys art-based projects.  As part of her teaching philosophy she believes children’s social and emotional skills are very important in the development of children’s dispositions and their school readiness.

Amanda Constable

Amanda joined Arrabri in 2010. Amanda has also had many years' experience in childcare. She is currently our 3-year-old teacher. Amanda has also taught 4-year-old kinder here at Arrabri in 2013. Her main love is teaching our beautiful 3-year-olds. Amanda is a wonderful 3-year-old teacher who ensures all of our Wombat children have a wonderful introduction to kinder and provides them with a great start to their kindergarten journey.

Kailey Batchler

Kailey is the 4-year-old Koala group teacher and joined the team at Arrabri in 2013. Kailey previously worked in childcare before starting at Arrabri and is now our Educational Leader. Kailey is a caring, nurturing person and enjoys fostering childrens' development, and extending their skills and learning in readiness for school.

A Few Words About Us

Our teachers are fully qualified and experienced. They are very approachable and are responsible for the planning and implementation of the educational programs at Arrabri.

4 Year old Group Teachers: Johanna Curtain and Kailey Batchler
3 Year Old Group Teacher: Amanda Constable
Educators: Marita Mills and Rachelle Bartels (3 & 4 Year Old Groups)

What We Offer

Arrabri Kindergarten takes pride in offering you and your child:

Fully Qualified Staff.

Professionally designed educational program.
Active parental participation in your child’s kinder years.
Large adventure playground in a natural bushland setting.
Large Sandpit and bike riding track.
Vegetable and Herb Gardening patch.
Lots of Equipment, Games and Puzzles that will help children, learn, build, explore and use their imaginations.
A borrowing library (4 year old groups).
A parent borrowing Library.
Educational incursions and excursions.
Christmas Family Picnic at Mooroolbark Miniature Railway.

Incursions and Excursions:

We are very lucky to have such fun and educational incursions and excursions at Arrabri kindergarten, as listed below:

Reptile incursion
Children get the opportunity to see, touch and learn about Reptiles

Water safety incursion
The Children learn about being safe around water and what to do if they got into trouble.

Respect Pets Incursion
A friendly dog and helper comes into Kender and teaches the children how to safely approach and be around animals.

Kew Traffic School Excursion (4-year-old groups)
Children learn about road saftey and then get to practice what they have learnt on a child safe bike course with safety expectations, signs and signals.

Dance, music and movement incursion
A fun and energetic incursion full of stretching, dance skills, and being in a mini dance routine.

Chicken Hatching Program
Eggs get delivered to kinder and chidren get to see them hatch and watch the baby chickens grow for two weeks. We get to feed, pat and look after the chicks as whole groups.

Footy Day
Children come in their footy or sport team colours; we have footy activities and a footy snack, all whilst supporting Cancer.

Local school visit to kinder
(4-year-old groups)
Local primary schools come to our kinder and get the children to participate in educational activities and talk about primary school.

Classes at local primary school 
(4-year-old groups)
We get to go up to the local primary school and have a few classes such as PE, Art and Music to have fun, and get to know a primary school and experience the diffrent classes the will be involved in.

Some incursions and excursions may be subject to change from year to year, depending on availabilty etc.