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The staff at Kenmore Montessori are all locally qualified, experienced, hardworking, caring and committed professionals. Each is a respected and valued member of our Kenmore community.

ALL OUR KINDY TEACHERS ARE REGISTERED WITH QUEENSLAND COLLEGE OF TEACHERS (QCT), and they have Bachelor degree teaching qualifications & recognised Montessori teaching qualifications.

ALL OUR LEADERS hold Master Level Early childhood education qualifications and Montessori qualifications.

The five rooms.

  • Nido (8 children) 1:4 ratio
  • Infant Community A (10 children) 1: 5
  • Infant Community B (15 children) 1:5
  • Kindy A (20 children) 1:11
  • Kindy B (22 children) 1:11

Each of our Kindergarten classrooms is staffed by a qualified early childhood teacher (Director) and two assistants.

Each of our Nido and Infant community rooms is staffed by a Children Services qualified and Montessori qualified guides with two assistants.


Our Director

Renuka Senanayake,
  • M.Ed., Grad Dip Ed, Grad Dip L&T, BA, Dip in Montessori 0-3 and 3-6 (A.M.I.)
  • Renuka is one of the founder members of KDMCH. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care. Renuka’s experience ranges across being an early child hood teacher, tutor, mentor, lecturer, director and consultant for starting up Montessori long day care centres. Renuka is also a registered teacher with Queensland College of Teachers and a member of Association Montessori Internationale. Renuka is a strong believer in individual needs of children and like to support children into lifelong learners.

    Our Educational Leader / Kindy Teacher

    Thy Nguyen,
  • M.Ed., Grad Dip Ed, BA (TESOL), Dip in Montessori 0-3 and 3-6
  • Thy is a founder member of KDMCH. Sha has more than 15 years experience in Early Childhood and Care. Thy has worked as a teacher, tutor and mentor and currently working as the Education Leader/ Kindy teacher at KDMCH. Thy is a registered teacher with Queensland Collage of Teachers. Thy aims to guide young children to become independent and confident learners. Thy is an advocate for the Montessori Philosophy, For as Maria Montessori says “Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world”.

    KDMCH staff

    At Kenmore and District Montessori, all our staff are qualified. The minimum qualification for the careres are a Certificate 111 in Children's services. All the classroom leaders hold a Diploma in Montessori and Diploma in Children Services. Kindergarten teachers are registered with the Queensland College of Teachers and also hold Montessori qualifications. Classroom assistants hold an Advanced certificate in Montessori. Many have additional qualifications and life experiences and some are currently studying to further their professional base.

    In Montessori, the teacher’s role is that of a guide or facilitator whose task is to support the child in his or her process of self-development and education. For that reason, In Montessori education teachers are commonly known as ‘directors’.

    Specialist Staffing.

    In addition KDMCH also has a number of specialist teachers for language studies (Chinese and French), Music. Centre has library visits and sporting activities.

    Our Cook

    Rosemary Flynn

    Rose is our in- house cook. Under her management, for the last ten years KDMCH gained a five star food safety rating( the highest rating) for KDMCH. Rose also holds a Cert iii in Children’s Services and a Food safety Certificate.