Meet the Teachers


Hello! I'm Marita.

Welcome to Selby Kinder! This is my 10th year working at Selby Kinder where 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! My name is Leanne Cole.

I joined Selby Kinder in 2017 and love being part of the amazing Selby community. I been a Kindergarten Teacher for 20 years and I have worked in a variety of kinder settings in 3 and 4 year old programs and early intervention.
I am married with 3 beautiful daughters, a dog, a turtle, a fish and 4 chickens. I live in the local area where I am an also an active Scout Leader.
I strongly believe children learn best through play. Our program is a combination of intentional teaching and child-led learning experiences, helping our children explore, learn and develop. Essentially, learning by doing.
I look forward to meeting you and your children at Selby Kindergarten.


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.