At Ellie V Pullin our educators have passion, creativity and a wealth of experience. Our university-trained educators plan and deliver quality programs which reflect their specialist knowledge of child development.
All educators have current First Aid, CPR and EpiPen/Anaphylaxis training. Our educators are approachable and available to talk to parents about any problems or concerns that may arise.
4 year old Teacher - Olivia
My name is Olivia, and I began working at Ellie V. Pullin Pre-School in 2017. I completed my Master of Teaching in 2015, and I was lucky enough to spend 2 months on placement at Ellie V. Pullin in 2014. I'm passionate about early childhood and the importance of quality preschool education. I aim to create an inclusive environment where all children are afforded opportunities to extend on their strengths and interests. Through a play based program, we experience spontaneous, enjoyable and meaningful play, with the intention to create learners for life. When I'm not at kinder I love spending time with my two children and being in the outdoors.
4 year old Teacher - Melissa
My name is Melissa and I began working at Ellie V Pullin Pre-school in 2017. I live locally, in fact, my daughters Maddy and Laura are EVP graduates! I spent my previous years working as an Integration Aide in our local primary schools assisting children with additional needs.
After being lucky enough to complete a placement at EVP, I realised Early Childhood was the setting most aligned to my own personal beliefs and philosophies about education. I love to be outside and incorporate environmental awareness into daily learning activities. I believe children learn through hands-on experiences, allowing them to wonder, investigate and build their own knowledge whilst being challenged by a supportive and intentional learning program
3 year old Teacher -
My name is Kerrin. I have been teaching Early Childhood children for over 38 years in a variety of settings. I am married to Rob and have two beautiful children Samantha and Thomas. I am passionate about quality preschool. I love creating colourful, exciting play spaces, and I aspire each session to plan and deliver a program that encourages the children's curiosity and joy in participating. I have been at EVP Preschool for seven years and I love working with the 3's at the beginning of their education journey.
3 & 4 year old Assistant -
My name is Selina and I joined the Ellie.V.Pullin team in 2017. I completed my Certificate III in Children's Services in 2012 and Certificate of Education Support – Integration Aide/Teacher Aide in 2014.
I love working with children to develop their strengths and love watching them grow into independent learners. I feel it is both a pleasure and a privilege to be part of their early education journey. My interests include travelling with my husband and two children, gardening and cooking for family and friends.
4 year old Assistant - Andrea
My name is Andrea, I commenced at EVP Preschool in January 2013.
I’m married and have two amazing children Keely and Zac. I've lived in Ringwood all my childhood, but moved to Lilydale after I got married. My brother used to actually do Ellie V Pullin’s gardening every 2nd Sunday when we were teens, she was a beautiful lady, very kind, great laugh on her and knew how to tell a good story.
Some of my favourite things to do include spending time with my family and friends, I like to walk my two cavoodles as well as enjoying a walk on my own and when I have time I love to bake and read .
4 year old Assistant -
My name is Vanessa and I first began working at Ellie V. Pullin Pre-School in 2017. I completed my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in 2016. I am an Assistant Educator in Apple Berries Group.
Kindergarten is an exciting time for children and I am privileged to be part of the journey of watching them grow and explore their world.
I enjoy spending time with my two beautiful daughters and getting out and about exploring. I love to cook, garden and checking out good op shops for my next creative project.
Extended Care Leader -
4 year old Assistant -
My name is Julie, I joined the team at Ellie V Pullin as the Extended Care Leader in 2020.
I hold a Diploma of Children’s Services, obtained after the youngest of my 4 children started school in 2004. After many years of working in sessional kinder, I set up and facilitated a toddler kinder program and more recently have taught 3 year old kinder.
I am currently upgrading my qualifications to a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education in line with new government requirements, which will enable me to continue my passion to teach.
I value the importance of respectful relationships with children and families and enjoy learning about children’s diverse interests that can be extended on at kinder.
My name is Michelle, and 2020 is my first year at Ellie V Pullin Pre-School as an Assistant with the Honey Pots Group. In 1996 I completed an Associate Diploma in Children's Services and have been working with children in a variety of settings since 1987. I am married with two wonderful (grown up) children, living in Upwey. In my spare time I like to go bushwalking, garden, water ski, read, practice yoga & create art (not all at once....)
I am really enjoying my time working with the very positive and creative team at Ellie V Pullin Pre School and it's great to be a part of a community/family focused kindergarten. I very much enjoy engaging with children and being part of their learning journey, building relationships and watching children developing confidence in many areas as they take on new challenges, make new friends, create, investigate, learn and grow.