Our Staff

Our curriculum has a strong focus on the principles from the Early Years Learning Framework. Team Members at Leeton Preschool provide a learning environment that will support each child’s individual growth.
Laura Lashbrook 
Centre Manager

My name is Laura and I have been Centre Manager at Leeton Preschool since November 2017. Prior to this I was the Director of a service in Griffith for 10 years.


I have a Bachelor of Education Early Childhood (0-12 years). During my career I have had the opportunity to work with different age groups and across the variety of areas in the Early Childhood industry.

As a mum to two small children I know how important it is for a family to be rest assured with peace of mind when venturing into the journey of early childhood education. A professional and approachable service is paramount in the decision-making process for a parent when deciding on the service to provide their child with Early Childhood Education.

I enjoy my role as Centre Manager as it provides me with many exciting, memorable and challenging opportunities on a daily basis. I am supported by a well-educated and dedicated group of educators who make my job as Centre Manager very rewarding.  

I would love to welcome you and your family into our Preschool. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Lene Papasidero

I have a Certificate III in Children's Services.

I moved to Australia from Denmark in 1995. I married a local farmer and have 4 beautiful children.

For the past 15 years I have been employed by Leeton Preschool and almost feel like a piece of the furniture.

I enjoy assisting the children to become included and confident learners.

Daneka McKellar

I have a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and am currently studying my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood 0-5 years) .

I was born and raised in Leeton and completed my HSC in October 2017. 

I enjoy working at Leeton Preschool because I enjoy spending time with children and watching them learn and develop within themselves. It is such a rewarding job building relationships with the children and their families and each day brings new and exciting adventures.


The team at the Preschool are all so supportive and dedicated to their work, which creates such a positive and fun environment. 

Shannon Wilson
Educational Leader and Room 2 Teacher

I am Room Leader of Room 2 and Leeton Preschool Educational Leader. I have worked in the Early Childhood industry for 15 years, I commenced my career at a Certificate III level and have since gone on to complete a Bachelor of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years). 

Majority of my experience is as a Preschool Teacher with children aged 3-5 years.  I have knowledge and I am very passionate about children's transition to school programs. I was a Centre Director for 10 years and I also have experience in Montessori teaching and education. 

Sue Hannon

I have been an educator for 30 years and have my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.


I have strong ties to Leeton Preschool and the community. 

My interests are gardening, patchwork and painting.

Libby MacDougall

I am Room Leader of Room 3 and have a Diploma of Children's Services.


I started my early childhood education career 15 years ago with a Cert II in Children's Services and have increased my qualification over the years.   

I am originally from Sydney but over the last 17 years I have regularly visited family in Leeton and have recently moved permanently to Leeton with my family.

Anna McClure

I have a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and am currently studying my Bachelor of Early Education (0-5 years). 

Kylie Jackson

I have been working in Early Childhood for over 10 years and have a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. 

I have a strong focus on celebrating each child's unique personality and enjoy watching them grow and learn. 

Leeton Preschool is a happy, positive, beautiful environment to be part of.

I am married with 3 beautiful boys and enjoy spending time at home with my family, cooking and watching my boys play their sports.

Kelsie Thomson

I have a Bachelor of Early Education (0-5 years) and am Room Leader in Room 2 on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Kate Ryan

I have a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. 

Rachael Curry

I have worked in office administration  for over 20 years and enjoy my role at Leeton Preschool as Office Administrator.

I enjoy greeting and chatting with the children and their families every morning. It makes for a wonderful start to the day!

Leeton Preschool is a happy, positive, beautiful environment and I am proud to be a part of it.

Sue Nardi

I have a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.


I started my career with Leeton Preschool in 1992 until 1999, when I left to raise my family.


I returned to Leeton Preschool after completing my Certificate III in 2016. I work at Leeton Preschool on a casual basis. 

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