Nicole McIntosh


Director/Nominated Supervisor and Teacher


Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies – The University of Melbourne
  • Diploma of Community Services – Chisholm Institute, Melbourne
  • First Aid, Anaphylaxis, Asthma training and child protection training
  • Tuning into kids parenting program facilitator
  • Teacher – Yoga for Young Kids and families

Career History

Nicole is passionate about providing high quality programs for all children and is aware of how critical it is for children to have access to high quality programs in the early years.

Nicole has many years of experiences working with children and families in a range of settings.  This has included educating and supporting children, families and Educators since 1991.  Nicole has been Director/ Teacher in Kindergartens in Victoria for the last 12 years at Rowan View Pre-School in Ballarat 2006-2012 and Moriac Kindergarten, 2013-2018.  She has recently relocated to Brisbane and is really looking forward to working with the team, children and families at St Thomas’s Riverview Kindergarten.

Achievements

  • Raising 3 children and becoming a grandparent.
  • Leading a team in achieving Exceeding in the assessment and rating process in 2017.
  • Making a valuable contribution to the learning and development of young children through involvement in the provision of high quality programs.
  • Participating in several fun runs and events.

Jennifer Miller


Teachers Assistant (Kindergarten Group)


Education & Qualifications

  • Certificate III in Community Services (Children’s Services)
  • Secondary Education – Pimlico State High School (Year 12)
  • Senior First Aid
  • Teacher of Swimming
  • Anaphylaxis Training

Career History

Jennifer Miller has been working as a Teachers Assistant (Kindergarten Group) at St Thomas’s Riverview Kindergarten since 2004.  Her friendly, outgoing personality endears her to the children.  She also brings to her role a wealth of knowledge as an experienced mother.

After finishing high school Jennifer worked at the ANZ Bank for 15½ years.  She joined the bank in Townsville and was transferred to Brisbane. She then left the bank to have a family.

Prior to St Thomas’s Jennifer worked at Middle Park Preschool, Jamboree Heights Community Kindergarten and Kiah Occasional Care.

Jennifer has also been on the committee of various other kindergartens and preschools where her children attended.

Achievements

  • Greatest Achievement – being a Mother
  • Jennifer also enjoys swimming and is a qualified instructor. Whilst her swimming achievements are many, she has achieved State Level and still competes in Open Water swims, most recently the 2006 Noosa Triathlon – Eyeline Water Swim.

Robin Smith


Teachers Assistant (pre-prep group)


Education & Qualifications

  • Certificate III in Community Services (Children’s Services)
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Anaphylaxis Training
  • Certificate of Small Business Catering
  • Drake Computer Training

 


Career History

Robin Smith has been with St Thomas’s Riverview Kindergarten since 2008. After finishing school Robin attended Seven Hills Technical College where she followed a career in administrative work at Griffith University, a Constain Construction and Bank of Queensland for over 16 years.  She then completed her Certificate III part time at night at Alexandra Hills TAFE.  Robin has came from a C&K Centre which she worked at for 8 years prior to St Thomas’s.  During her time at the centre she has also carried out relief work for other C&K Centres and worked in the State School system as a Preschool Assistant.

Robin enjoys volunteering for the Child Abuse Trust in her spare time and keeping in touch with family and friends.

Achievements

  • Greatest achievement – being a Mother
  • Being a Godmother to Declan
  • Annual Breast Cancer Walker – Southbank

Anne Riachi


Administration Assistant


Education & Qualifications

  • MYOB Training Course – Qld
  • Certificate Xero Accounting

Career History

Anne Riachi has been associated with St.Thomas’s Riverview Kindergarten for over 18 years. The first 3 years as a parent and committee volunteer when two of her children attended our centre and the following 15 years as our Administration Assistant.

Anne’s friendly and outgoing personality combined with her office skills, efficiency and knowledge has made her an important part of the St.Thomas’s family. She has also gained valuable experience in similar roles with other local kindergartens.

Prior to working in the early childhood sector Anne was involved in her own business and early in her career held a variety of roles in finance, banking and retail sectors.

Achievements

  • My family – a very proud Mum of her 3 grown up children
  • Having a great job working in an environment which I enjoy with young children and caring staff