Malcolm Elms, Director and 3 & 4 year old Sessional Teacher
Malcolm joined LFK in 1995. He has been working in
the Early Childhood field since 1982. He currently teaches both the 3
year old and 4 year old sessional children and is the Kindergarten
Director. Malcolm believes in the value of a play based curriculum in
early childhood, has a firm belief in and a desire for Authentic
Learning. He has implemented programs which are flexible and responsive
and take into consideration children's current interests and passions
and which have an ability to 'seize the moment'. He brings to the
kindergarten his passionate zeal for meaningful child centred learning.
Malcolm takes full advantage of having lived on the city's doorstep for
over 20 years, and is rejoicing in the city's reinvigoration. He is
regularly seen at concert and theatre events.
Allison Prasser, Long Day Room Teacher
Allison began her Early Childhood career here at LFK back in 1997 after
graduating from the University of Melbourne and returned in 2002 to be
responsible for implementing the kindergarten program for our 4-5 year
old long day program. Allison sees each child as competent, capable,
creative, resourceful and resilient, and assists children to strive for
all that they are capable of being. She has a wide variety of interests
including voluntary work, foster parenting and enjoys Melbourne's live
Annelise Hall, After-Care and Holiday Program Teacher
Annelise joined LFK at the beginning of 2012 after successfully completing her Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) at Deakin University in 2011. Annelise has worked in after care at Middle Park Primary school for five years before starting at LFK.
Our teachers are wonderfully supported by our assistants, Saara Bite and Adric Small.
Administration / Enrolment Officer
Hilary Mulcahy joined us in 2007 to assist with the day to day
administration of the office as well as handling the many enrolments
and waiting list applications we receive each month.