Our Educators

We pride ourselves on our highly qualified and caring educators and early childhood teachers at Apples & Honey Preschool. They are a team of certified early childhood educators and teachers, dedicated to providing children with the best start in life through loving care and learning development.

Our educators take the time to get to know your child – their unique interests, personalities and developmental stages. We collaborate with you to help deepen their learning opportunities with experiences that relate back to their home environments. Your child will be supported in their development - we regularly communicate with families on how their child is progressing and on their day-to-day experiences at the centre both in person and through our specialised app, StoryPark.

To ensure our educators are always developing and keeping abreast of changes within the Early Childhood Education field, we provide them with extensive professional development opportunities.

What Makes Our Educators Special?

It takes a unique set of skills, passions and attributes to make a fantastic educator. Here’s what makes our educators so special:

  • Highly trained early learning professionals who care deeply about each and every one of the children in their care


  • Creating meaningful play-based experiences for children that will both challenge them and extend their learning.


  • Our preschool has a high educator to child ratio. 

Jo Dworkin

Centre Director

I bring with me over 25 years' experience working in Early Childhood to Apples & Honey Preschool. I have worked as an Educator, Teacher and Director in schools, private long day childcare centres and community based preschool centres.

I believe all children have the right to learn and achieve at their own pace, and be recognised as individuals. They come with a wealth of experience from a variety of backgrounds. They progress developmentally at different stages, and we should take into account their strengths, abilities and areas of need.

Our preschool programs are based on children's experiences and are play-based, taking into account their interests. Our preschool environment is supportive, calm and nurturing.  

Building respectful, trusting, nurturing and equitable relationships with all stakeholders as well as  fostering the building of respectful and genuine connections with families and communities is everyone's responsibility and the foundation of a long and happy educational journey.

As a preschool centre director, my job is to establish and sustain a true professional learning community — a place where teachers see each new day as an opportunity to expand their competence and confidence and support one another in moving toward a shared vision of program excellence.

My door is always open. Please feel free to come in.

Emma-Lee Poole

Degree trained Early Childhood Teacher

I am a qualified Early Childhood Teacher, graduating from university in 2015, with a Bachelor of Primary Education and Early Childhood Education. I believe that all children are unique, highly confident and capable learners that bring knowledge and personality to their learning environment. Children should all be treated with respect, trust and importance. Along with these values I believe that our wider community, parents and guardians are of great value. Their input is highly valued and supported to create meaningful learning opportunities and a sense of community. 

My teaching philosophy also encompasses that learning occurs through meaningful and spontaneous play opportunities. As educators, it is our role to create and foster these learning opportunities in a positive and exciting way.  

Kim Holloway

Diploma trained Early Childhood Educator

I am a Diploma trained Early Childhood Educator and this year marks my 22nd year of working with children. 


I believe that every child is a unique individual who deserves a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to mature physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially.


My belief is that children learn best through play and that my role as an educator is to provide an exciting educationally based program and environment that will best facilitate learning based on their individual interests. 

Shlomi Almoslinos

Certificate III Early Childhood Educator

I have been working at Apples & Honey Preschool for the last three and half years, completing my Certificate III in Early Childhood. I am about to complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

For the last year, I have been acting as the Jewish Educator at our preschool and I have the honour to give the children a solid base and understanding of the Jewish traditions and values.

Being part of the Jewish community, I also teach Hebrew and Jewish studies for Years 3 and 4 at North Shore Temple Emmanuel.

I truly believe that there is more than one way of teaching and therefore, I look for opportunities to incorporate imagination, creativity, play-based experiences and even yoga to get the children engaged and to have a fun learning experience. 

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