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Meet The Team

Emily Havard

Kindergarten Teacher: Water Dragons

Bac Science, Post Grad ECT

Carolyn Conlon
Kindergarten Teacher: Kookaburras

B.Ed. (Primary), Diploma Children's Services

Vanessa Callan

Nominated Supervisor


Adv. Dip Children's Services

Hi, I'm Emily and I have been working in the early childhood industry for over 12 years. I relocated to Australia from NZ with my family

and originally from the UK.

I am loving the experience of what Creek Kindy has to offer to the children and see the wonder and curiosity in their learning. 

Hello, my name is Vanessa and I am the Director at Wynnum Manly Kindy. I have my Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services and have worked across all facets of Early Childhood since 1996, including working in the UK.

I’ve been at Wynnum Manly Kindy since 2021 and love meeting all the children and parents. When I’m not crunching numbers and sending out emails, you might find me in the rooms chatting to the children and talking about the wonderful things they are learning at Kindy.

At home in gorgeous bayside Brisbane, I love spending time with my family and very energetic Hungarian Vizsla, exploring all the beaches along the coastline.

You can contact me via the info email and am available to take you through our beautiful Kindy.

Hi, I am Carolyn the Kindergarten teacher for the Kookaburra class and I started working at Wynnum Manly Kindergarten in 2022 and love being part of this wonderful community! I hold a Bachelor in Primary Education and a Diploma in Early Childhood and I have been working as a Early Childhood Teacher for the last ten years.  I am passionate in providing a play based program and creating experiences and environments that foster curiosity, imagination and fun. I view children as competent and capable learners and I aim to engage the interests and strengths of each individual child.

I am originally from the UK and came to Australia on a working holiday visa and never left! I love spending time with my family which consists of my husband and my two young children and I also like to travel and go to the beach.


Caroline Harrison
Kindy 3's Teacher: Sugar Gliders

Kindy 3's Teacher: Bush Bee's
Diploma ECEC

Sharleen Welch
Kindy 4's Assistant: Water Dragon's
Kindy 4's Assistant::Kookaburra's

Dip. Early Childhood Education

Hi, I'm Sharleen and I have been working in the early childhood industry for over 25years. I relocated to Australia from NZ with my family and love working and continuously learning. I have many years experience with children with additional needs and I'm passionate about children's learning and their accessibility to quality care and education.   

Hi, I’m Miss Caroline,

I have been working in the Early Childhood setting for the last 5 years and after working in retail management for a long time, and have enjoyed the challenges and all the rewards of working with young children.

I love what I do and enjoy creating engaging play spaces and provocations to inspire the curious child. 

I am interested in nature play and facilitating the Creek program.

My outside interests are spending time with my family and traveling. 


Vanessa Warburton

Kindy 3's Assistant: Sugar Gliders

Kindy 3's Assistant:  Bush Bees
Adv.Dip. Community Services (Children's Services)

Hi my name is Vanessa and I joined Wynnum Manly community kindy in 2020 after working in a relief/ inclusion support capacity for a term. This wonderful kindy community has been the breath of fresh air I have been looking for after working in the Early Childhood Education field since 1993. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Community Services (Children’s Services) and have been privileged to manage three long day care centres during my career. I have always had a passion for child directed education and feel all children learn best when they are interested, engaged and feel a sense of autonomy in regards to how they choose to learn.I have a husband and 2 boys who keep me very busy, but in my spare time I love to garden as well as watching my oldest boy’s  extreme sport pursuits and my youngest boy’s art creation.

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Lara Iwanko 

Relief ECT

Bac ED (ECT), Bac Teaching (Primary)

Tanya Gorrie
Kindy 4's Inclusion Support Assistant: Water Dragon's

Bac Ed (Primary), Bac ECT

Fatima Delgado
Kindy 4's Inclusion Support Assistant:

Water Dragon's

Dip. Education and Care, Studying Masters ECT

I have a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) and I have been teaching for many years. I have been at Wynnum Manly Kindergarten since mid-2019 as the Kindergarten Teacher in various groups covering relief positions and long-term roles.

Hi, I'm Fatima, and joined WMCK at the end of 2023 in the role of Inclusion Support. I came here as a student to complete a practicum for my Masters in Early Childhood and now am here to support children to participate in the Kindergarten program. I am originally from Mexico and love spending time teaching and learning.

Hi, I'm Tanya and have been at WMCK since the beginning of 2023 in the role of Inclusion Support. I have many years experience in the education industry with teaching for over19 years and really enjoy all that comes with working with children.

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