Our Staff

carla De Sousa

Carla – Director, Education Leader, 4 YO Teacher
Carla commenced as the Director of Thomastown West Kindergarten in 2019 and has worked with Thomastown families since 2016. She has 21 years experience working as a teacher and Director throughout Melbourne and the United Kingdom. Carla holds a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Studies and has experience working with children who have special needs leading their Early Years. She is the Nominated Supervisor, Director and Educational Leader of the Kindergarten.

Carmie – 4 YO Teacher and part-time educator
Carmie is our 4 year old teacher and co-educator at Thomastown West Kindergarten and has been working with our Thomastown families since 2019. She currently holds a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood and Primary Education. Carmie also volunteers as a Sunday School teacher and has worked with children in both Early Childhood and Primary settings.


Bekhita – Educator
Bekhita joined us in 2018 as our 4 year old Educator. She has over 14 years work experience in the early years sector and holds a Diploma of Children Services. She has experience working in council kindergartens and long day care centres in South East and Northern suburbs.

Maureen Coade

Maureen – Educator
Maureen is an Educator for 4 year old group.  She has over 22 years experience working with children in long day care and home environments of children aged 0-5 years. Maureen holds a Diploma in Community Services (Childcare).

Sandrine Etienne

Sandrine – Educator
Sandrine is an Educator for our 4 year old groups holding a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services and Integration Support. She has been working here at Thomastown West Kindergarten since 2016.