Our Staff & Program

We are privileged to have an experienced and committed teaching team at Brentwood Preschool.

4-Year-Old Group

Educational Leader and Nominated Supervisor – Tanya Millar
Tanya has a Bachelor of Early Learning and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and  joined our kindergarten in early 2023. Tanya views all children as active, capable citizens holding rights within their community, learning best through a play-based emergent curriculum, allowing open ended learning to spark children’s natural curiosity.

Co-Educator – Kirsten Haynes
Kirsten joined Brentwood Preschool in June 2016 after following her passion to work with children by obtaining her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education.  She enjoys being part of the children’s growth and discovery of themselves and the world around them.

Co-Educator – Michelle Phillips
Michelle holds a Diploma of Community Services – Childcare and has over 25 years’ experience in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys supporting children to learn, develop, make new discoveries and to confidently navigate their way through their preschool journey. When not at Preschool, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family.

Early Childhood Language Teacher – Paty Bedian 
Paty joined us in Term 1, 2024 as our Early Childhood Language Teacher teaching Spanish! Being a bi-lingual kindergarten Paty teaches within the 4 year old group for 12 hours per week. She teaches in small groups and build the language into the children’s daily routine. The children thoroughly learning Spanish!

3-Year-Old Group

Educator – Susan Natoli
Susan has a Diploma and a Bachelor in Education, plus numerous years’ experience in the area. Her welcoming smile and enthusiasm for education is a great asset for Brentwood.

Co-Educator – Angela Catania
Angela holds a Diploma in Children Services. Angela’s caring and gentle nature contributes to making her a well-respected educator. Angela enjoys spending time with her family outdoors and walking her new puppy.

Co-Educator – Derina Mafodda
Derina has been working at Brentwood for the past 2 years as an additional assistant or Kindergarten Inclusion Support worker. Derina is currently studying and working towards her Certificate 3 in Early Education and Care. Derina has become a much valued member of the kinder community through her interactions with the children and families.

University Student Placements

Our preschool proudly supports University students by accepting student placements for students studying early childhood. Our educators generously provide students with support and guidance on their path to learning.

Session Times


3-4 Year Old group
Monday 9am – 3pm
Tuesday 9am – 12pm
Friday 9am –3pm

4-5 Year Old group
Tuesday 1pm – 4pm
Wednesday 9am – 3pm
Thursday 9am – 3pm