Our Staff


Kelly Nugent

Kelly Nugent

Director of Ewing Kindergarten

3 Year Old Teaching Teams

Kelly Nugent

Kelly Nugent
Koalas Teacher

Kelly joined Ewing Kindergarten in 2020 after previous experiences in kindergarten and long day care teaching .

Kelly has a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). Kelly has a passion for child directed play and a play based program, which stimulates and enhances children’s independence and autonomy preparing them for a life long passion for learning

 Trudy McDougall

Trudy McDougall
Koalas Educator

Trudy joined Ewing Kindergarten in 2014 after previous experiences in kindergarten and early primary teaching.
Trudy has a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).
Trudy is passionate about using an inquiry-based approach to learning in order to provide meaningful opportunities for investigation in response to children’s interests.

Claire Wilson

Claire Wilson
Joeys Teacher

Claire joined the teaching team at Ewing in 2020. Claire is an enthusiastic, warm and caring teacher to the Joeys.

Claire has a passion for early childhood play based curriculum that supports and enhances children’s desire to learn.
Clair holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching

Rachael O'Brien

Rachael O’Brien
Joeys Educator

Rachael has a wealth of experience working in a variety of early childhood settings such as long day care and sessional kindergartens.

She is a vivacious happy person who is very creative and has a passion for expressive arts. Rachael enjoys drama and dancing with the children.

Rachael holds a Diploma of Community Services

4 Year Old Teaching Teams

Meg Hoppe

Meg Hoppe
Wombats Teacher and Educational Leader

Meg joined Ewing in 2020. Meg is a warm, caring and dynamic teacher to the Wombats who has a passion for emergent curriculum and play based learning. Meg is a wonderful leader for our teaching team and will move Ewing into new horizons.
Meg holds a double qualification of Primary Teaching and Early Childhood Teacher.

Angie Greenwood

Angie Greenwood
Wombats Educator

Angie began her involvement in the Ewing community as a parent in 2001 and has continued that involvement from 2007 as a Educator.
Angie has a Certificate III in Children’s Services and a Diploma of Early Childhood Education.
Angie enjoys being a part the children’s ongoing learning and development throughout their year.

Libby Pickard

Libby Pickard
Possums Teacher

Libby joined Ewing Kindergarten this year, 2018, after teaching in country Victoria for two years. Prior to that, Libby lived in Japan for 16 years, seven of which were spent teaching at an International Pre School.
Libby has a Bachelor of Education (Visual Arts), Master of Early Childhood Education and a Diploma in Kids Yoga Teaching.
Libby is passionate about living sustain-ably, all things natural, clay, yoga and Aboriginal Culture.

Sarah Varlen
Possums Educator

Lunch Cover Teachers

Angela Pasialis
Lunch Cover Teacher
Angela has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies.
Angela is a calm, relaxed and warm teacher who strongly believes that every child has their own individual brilliance and she is passionate ensuring their voice is heard.
Angela does lunch cover on Monday and Tuesday

Karen Staffieri
Lunch Cover Teacher
Karen has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies.
Karen has a variety of experience, she has been a Director and teacher of early childhood for many years.
Karen does lunch cover on a Tuesday