Our Teachers

At Dr Stanley Cochrane Memorial Kindergarten we have four very experienced, qualified and dedicated staff.

Nina McArdle


Nina has been a Kindergarten Teacher for 16 years and loves working with different children and families each year. She is passionate about outdoor play and learning in nature, and enjoys building strong and trusting relationships with the children and families. Some of her favourite things to do at Kinder are cooking, gardening and music and movement. Nina has 3 beautiful children, and loves going away in their caravan and exploring this beautiful country together.

Sara Nasser


Sara joined the Dr Stanley Cochrane Memorial Kindergarten family in 2023 and has a focus building strong and trusting relationships with both children and their families. As the three-year-old teacher, she looks forward to guiding children through their learning journey by providing an engaging and nurturing play-based program for them to thrive in. Sara is a mother to three children, and together they love discovering new parks and spending time outdoors in their garden playing soccer.

Sharyn Nash

4 YEAR OLD Educator

Sharyn Nash is our Certified Supervisor and is a Co-Educator in the four-year-old group. Sharyn commenced working at Dr. Stanley Cochrane Memorial Kindergarten in 2005, previously working in the childcare sector for many years. Sharyn finds working with the children very rewarding and as the kinder year progresses she is always amazed at the growth in the childrens’ confidence, skills and abilities. Sharyn is married to Peter and they have two adult daughters, Jessica Lee and Laura. Tilly, their little dog is also a part of their family. Sharyn enjoys taking Tilly for walks, reading, trying out new recipes and catching up with friends for coffee or dinner.

Olivia Johnson

3 and 4 YEAR OLD educator

Olivia joined our kinder in 2015 as the Co-Educator to the three and four year-old groups. This has made for a seamless transition into the four-year-old group with our returning children. Olivia has completed her Masters in teaching, and is a passionate and enthusiastic Educator. Olivia has a special interest in the environment and facilitates many of our wonderful environmental programs at the kindergarten.