About Us

Our Teachers and Assistants

From Left to Right: Jenni Burke (Wombats assistant), Susan Bannister (Koalas assistant), Kerry Anderson (Possums assistant), Sue Plaisted (Wombats and Koalas teacher), Michelle Hughes (Possums teacher).

Michelle Hughes, 3 Year Old Teacher

“I’ve worked as a kindergarten teacher for over 30 years in a variety of settings and locations, both in Australia and Papua New Guinea. I’ve been at Eltham South for 20 years, as has Sue, and our co-educators have been associated with the kindergarten for over 15 years which makes for a very stable and supportive teaching body. Having completed some years of Steiner education training, and music education, these have contributed to enriching the program for the children here at Eltham South Preschool. It is a pleasure to come to work at Eltham South Preschool each day!”

Sue Plaisted, 4 Year Old Teacher

“I have worked as a kindergarten teacher in the area for over 30 years and have been at Eltham South since 1994, starting the same year as Michelle,
and feel very privileged to work in such a beautiful setting with a very dedicated teaching team.”

Jenni Burke, 4 Year Old Assistant

“I first joined the Eltham South Preschool community when my two girls attended. I have worked over the last ten years with the four year old groups. I enjoy watching the children grow and seeing them when they come to visit us when other members of the family come through the preschool.”

Our Community


Eltham South Preschool is not just for kids! Families play a big part in making it such a special place. Parents can help during kinder sessions and there are times when parents, grand parents and special friends are invited along to join the class.

We have events for families throughout the year: a welcome brunch, working bees and the annual Spring Fete are just some of the ways families meet and stay in touch. Why not come along to our Spring Fete in October to get a feel for the community at Eltham South Preschool.

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