Staff

Debbie Simms

Nominated Supervisor, Co-director and Teacher Dip T, ECE; Grad Dip Teach-Lib.

Debbie has worked at Camp Hill since 2000, during which time she has met many wonderful families and watched hundreds of children enjoy the kindy experience. Debbie studied Early Childhood Education and Teacher Librarianship. She has been teaching in primary classes, preschools, and universities since 1978. Debbie is passionate about providing a relaxed, nurturing, stimulating learning environment for young

Helen Clifton

B.Ed.Dip Teaching, Cert IV Ass. & Training. Certified Supervisor. Co-director and teacher.

Helen has had a long association with Early Childhood Education in her role as teaching Director, university lecturer and Inclusion Support Facilitator. Helen believes that children learn best when they are active participates in their own learning and have opportunities for self discovery, problem solving and connections with their natural and social world.

Jeanie Graham

Teacher B.Ed, Dip T, Certified Supervisor

Jeanie has been teaching since 1979 when she graduated from Townsville Teachers’ College and James Cook University in North QLD. In that time she has taught in various parts of the state and in various levels- kindergarten, preschool, prep, years 1-3 and special education. She commenced teaching at Camp Hill Kindy in 2012. Jeanie believes in a play-based curriculum that involves all children, and views all children as capable and competent.

Kirrili Balshaw

Teacher Grad Dip Ed (EC), Dip Teaching (Primary), Certified Supervisor

Kirrili joined Camp Hill Kindergarten in 2013 and has been teaching since 1991. She and her 3 children have attended C&K Kindergartens and appreciate what a wonderful year it is. Kirrili is a Special Education and Early Childhood teacher with a major in Deaf Education and Early Intervention. Early Childhood is Kirrili’s favourite area because she believes it gives children a great start to their learning

Helen Hallahan

Teaching Assistant Cert of Child Care Practices, Certified Supervisor

Helen has been employed as an assistant at Camp Hill Kindy since 1980.

Jan Milner

Teaching Assistant, Cert III Children's Services, Certified Supervisor

Jan started as full time assistant at Camp Hill Kindy in 2008, in 2014 she moved to part time work.

Vanessa John

Teaching Assistant Cert III Childrens Services

Vanessa studied Certificate III in Children Services through C& K College and became a Teacher Assistant at Camp Hill in 2013. She is married with school age children and has a background in Customer Service. She decided on a career change when she became a parent and wanted to help provide all children with positive early childhood experiences.

Brenda Gilbert

Brenda Gilbert

Accountant B.Bus(Accountancy), CA, MAICD, JP (Qual)

Brenda has been involved with Camp Hill Kindy since 1998 when her daughter attended preschool and she was a general committee member. In 1999 Brenda stayed on the committee as a general committee member and C&K forum representative. Brenda was Treasurer in 2000 and 2001 and then took on the role of accountant from November 2001. Brenda assists the committee with matters of business administration and financial management.