Our Staff

Our experienced and enthusiastic teachers and assistants are highly qualified in early childhood education. Our staff love their work and are continually fostering positive and supportive relationships with the children and their families. 

All staff have current First Aid, CPR and Epipen/Anaphylaxis & Asthma Management training.

In addition, we have dedicated staff for children with additional needs.

Claire Duffield


IMG 20170329 092917Mrs Claire Duffield is the Director at Sherwood Community Kindergarten. Claire graduated with a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) in 1992 and Bachelor of Education in 1996, both from the Queensland University of Technology. Claire has worked in the state preschool system, taught Nursery classes in the UK and worked as a teacher and director in private and community childcare centres. Claire began teaching at our Sherwood Kindy in 2005.

Mrs Kaye Stuart


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Mrs Kaye Stuart is our Teacher for both the Red and Green apple group at Sherwood Community Kindergarten. Kaye has worked within kindergartens, community centres and schools in both Australia and the UK and has extensive experience in C&K centres throughout Brisbane. Kaye holds both a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood.

Debbie Guy

IMG 20170329 091159Mrs Debbie Guy is the Teaching Assistant for both the Red apple and Green apple group at Sherwood Community Kindergarten. Debbie has worked at the Centre since the beginning of 2007. Debbie has a Certificate III in Childcare and Education. Prior to working at our Centre, Debbie worked at Kiah Occasional Child Care Centre as an assistant for eleven years. Debbie has also been an active member of both Primary and secondary school P&C Associations.

Korryne Koehlitz

Admin  Korryne  FarMrs Korryne Koehlitz is the Administrative Officer at Sherwood Community Kindergarten. Korryne has been a parent at the Kindy since 2012 and has contributed in a variety of volunteer roles. Prior to working at our kindy, Korryne has worked in both marketing and administrative positions. Korryne holds a Bachelor of Business degree and is a mum to three children, all of who have attended Sherwood Kindy.