Our Educators

Haidee Cheesewright

I have lived in the Illawarra my whole life and have raised my 3 children here with my husband and menagerie of animals. I started study in my later years after being a stay at home mum for 16 years. I started out studying my Bachelor of Primary Education for 3 years before deciding to change to a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education as I knew that the first 5 years of a child's life are the most important for learning and development and felt that is where I could have the most impact as a teacher. I am currently at the end of my 2nd year of my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Degree and I feel extremely privileged to be working at The Secret Garden Preschool Unanderra as a CERT 3 Educator. My goal as a teacher is to make a difference in Early Childhood Education, and to provide the children and families within our centre quality education and care. "Every Child Deserves at Least One Adult Who Is Irrationally Crazy about Him or Her"- Urie Bronfrenbrenner.

Gabrielle Rumble

I grew up in the Southern Highlands and moved to the Illawarra when I was 14. I have a passion for working with children as I have always enjoyed being around children and love being able to watch them grow,I am excited to part of the team at The Secret Garden Preschool and look forward to sucessfully completing my Certificate 3 Traineeship at The Secret Garden Preschool.