Melisa (Lisa) Yelland-Vreeken  
Teacher / Coordinator

Bachelor of Education 1993 / Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) 1984

Lisa is a dedicated and experienced early childhood professional with a passion for play based learning. Lisa has worked in a variety of early childhood programs, including community kindergartens, child care services and as a lecturer at TAFE. She has been involved with Canning Vale Prekindy since before it opened in 2008.

Lisa is the co-ordinator and educational leader for the prekindy, she is a certified supervisor and the approved supervisor for the program.

In 2015 Lisa was nominated for the  Australian Families Early Childhood Education awards in the National Educator of the Year category and was one of 5 finalists from WA.

Shenette Terrill
Program Assistant 
Certificate III in Education Support

Shenette began as relief assistant in 2012 and was appointed to the position permanently early in 2013.

In 2015 Shenette was nominated for the Australian Families Early Childhood Education awards in the National Rising Star category.



Paula Kontor
Administrative Assistant 

Paula provides administration support to the committee and staff. Her main tasks are management of enrolments, book keeping and general administration. Paula joined the team in 2017 and has had a child previously enrolled in the program.


The prekindy employs a cleaner for general cleaning tasks.