Heather is the teacher, director and a former student at South Port Melbourne Uniting Care Kindergarten formerly known as Port Melbourne Uniting Church Kindergarten. She has been involved in the education and care of children at the kindergarten for over 25 years. Heather and her extended family have collectively resided in Port Melbourne for over 80 years—seeing many changes— the Nott Street Primary School she attended is now the Port Phillip Specialist School.
When Heather walks along Bay Street, there is always a familiar face to say ‘hello.’ She stops to chat with neighbours, shopkeepers, past and present students, their parents and grandparents.
As a parent and fellow early childhood teacher, Heather is an inspiration and positive role model. Parents can trust that Heather and her staff will nurture, care and educate the children in a fun and supportive environment. She is truly dedicated and passionate about her job. As an educator, she has had such a profound, long term impact on so many children. How can we thank someone who has significantly enriched my children’s lives and prepared them for school? Heather is a rare gem in our community, our family and one of the hearts and souls of Port Melbourne.