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WHO ARE WE?

Little Saints Preschool staff are dedicated, highly qualified professionals who constantly strive to deliver the highest possible levels of education and care in early childhood through the provision of innovative services to children and their families. Developing the whole child and an emphasis on providing an environment that gives children and their families a sense of belonging are an important part of our philosophy. Our Preschool recognises the fundamental importance of diversity and inclusiveness in our society, and is a strong advocate for the provision of accessible and equitable early childhood education available to everyone.

Louise Rouch
Little Saints Director & Teacher

Rouch, Louise

Hello, and welcome to Little Saints. I'm Louise Rouch (Miss Rouch), and I excited and passionate about getting to know your child individually, inspiring them throughout their learning journey and watching them grow. I am lucky enough to have six years of industry experiences and have a Bachelor in Early Learning (Birth-Five). Preschool is a beautiful environment for your child to enrich learning and school readiness through meaningful play, natural inspired spaces, and intentional learning experiences.
As a director/ teacher at Little Saints, I look forward to creating wonderful play spaces for your child, based on their interests and passions. These programs will encourage the children to use play to make sense of their world, follow their ideas, build relationships, build an understanding of objects, the community, and the outdoors. I am a passionate equestrian rider outside of Little Saints, competing in polocrosse, camp drafting, and the odd team penning events.

Penny Baker
Little Saints Assistant Room Leader & Educator

Baker, Penny

Hello everyone! Hi, my name is Penny Baker and I am currently working at Little Saints as the Assistant Room Leader / Educator. I have worked within the Early Childhood Education and Care sector for 7 years now and during those years have gained many experiences which has made my passion grow.
I really look forward to getting to know each child for their unique personalities and providing a safe and healthy environment for them to grow learn and explore. I endeavour to promote children's independence as they explore their way through learning their journeys. Children are encouraged to explore their own independence, skills, critical thinking and problem solving as it allows children to become a part of and contribute to their world (Reggio Emilia).

AMY SONTER
Little Saints Educator

Sonter, Amy

Hello, I’m Amy Sonter (Miss Amy) and I am an educator in Little Saints full time. I live in Jindera with my twelve-year-old daughter Isabella, our dog Bow and two budgies Ash and Cinderella. I grew up on the Central Coast. Even though I’m six hours away from my family, I get the opportunity to go on holidays to visit them once or twice a year. I have been involved in various volunteer roles at St. John’s since Isabella started in Little saints in 2012. I have a passion for photography, drawing and anything to do with arts and craft.

Narelle Proos
Little Saints Assistant Educator

Hello Little Saints families.  My name is Narelle Proos ( Mrs Narelle), and I will be working as an educator in the Little Saints on a Monday and a Wednesday in 2021. I have been a part of the St John's community since 2010, both as a mother and as an on and off a staff member. My two younger children still attend St John's. My older two are now in high school. I live in a small farming area called Bungowannah with my husband and four precious children.
I love the outdoors, gardening, an assortment of animals, and playing social competition hockey with my two older children. I feel it is a privilege to journey with both your parents and your children as they adventure through their preschool years at Little Saints.

Michelle Rainbow
Little Saints Assistant Educator

Hello, my name is Michelle Rainbow (Mrs Rainbow), and I am working towards my Certificate I'll Early Childhood Education and Care. I am a very active person and enjoy running, bike riding, swimming and walking my three dogs, Cooper, Toby & Buddy. My husband and I live in the beautiful town of Jindera, and I am very excited to be officially starting work at Little Saints in 2021.
My past work has involved meeting and dealing with a lot of people of all ages and walks of life, I especially enjoy the interaction with children and find that I can easily engage with them and am always surprised by their willingness to learn. I am looking forward to working with the children in such a healthy, safe and active learning environment.