Meet the Teachers


Hello! I'm Marita.

Welcome to Selby Kinder! I have had the privilege of working as the 3 year old teacher and then becoming the Director and 4 year old teacher in July 2015.  It is fair to say that I have a real passion for this kinder as I have been a parent here watching my 3 children enjoy their time at Selby kinder and now as the teacher. 

I enjoy being a part of each family’s kinder experience and work to offer a relaxed, fun, play based program that is guided by the interests of the children.   I enjoy taking the time to get to know the children and families and love the variety and challenge that each day brings. 

It gives me a great deal of pleasure to watch he children grow and develop over the year and it is a pleasure working with Dee to guide and encourage the children along the way.

I hope you enjoy your time at Selby Kinder!


Hi, I'm Dee.

Hello welcome to Selby Kinder,
My involvement at Selby Kinder began when both my children attended both 3 and 4 year old kinder. Loving this time in my children's life
I decided this would be the career I was looking for. So in 2010 I starting work with Connections Uniting Care as an additional assistant.
I was fortunate enough to be working at Selby Kinder when the position of 4 Year old assistant became open in 2013. Feeling a real connection with this kinder and the community I applied.
I love being involved in the children's learning and look forward to seeing them develop and grow throughout the year.
I'll finish my blurb with a favourite quote from Albert Einstein
"Everyone is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree.
It will live its whole life believing it's stupid."


Hi, I'm Katie Jacobson!

Being an educator brings me so much joy. I love being a champion for every child in my care, helping see the gifts and strengths that they each bring to the world. I'm incredibly passionate about embracing the power of nature play in children's learning and development. I love watching how it supports children's curiosity, imagination, creativity and problem solving.

I have joined the amazing staff at Selby Kinder in 2019 and I can't wait for the fun and adventures to begin. 


Hi. My name is Margaret

Hi! I’m Margaret.

I have lived in Selby for 23 years and have worked at the Pre-School for 10 years as the 3 year old group Assistant.

My children, Peter - 19, and Keren & Anna - 18, all attended Selby Kinder, Selby Primary and then Upwey High School.

I love working in the Selby community and enjoy watching the children in our care grow and learn during their first year of education.

I look forward to meeting you at Selby Kinder.