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.

Sue Hannon

I have been an educator for 27 years and have my Diploma in Education and Care. 

 

I have strong ties to Leeton Preschool and the community. 

My interests are gardening, patchwork and painting.

Katie Conroy

I am Room 3 Leader

Brooke Lovett 
2IC and Room 1 Teacher

I am currently the Room Leader of Room 1 and 2IC.

 

I have a Bachelor of Education (Birth - 5 years) and have been working in the Early Childhood industry since 2009.

I love engaging with the children and am passionate about providing each child with a safe, fun, supportive and active environment where they can grow and develop whilst having fun!

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 14 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. 

Libby MacDougall
Natasha Deaton

I have been privileged to live in the township of Leeton all my life. I play an active role in our community and have strong connections to many of the families utilising our service. I am the mother of 3 beautiful children and am passionate about children becoming ‘lifelong learners’.

 

I have been employed at Leeton Preschool since 2011 and currently hold a Certificate III in Children's Services.

 

I advocate the philosophy ‘children learn through play’.

I have a Diploma in 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.

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.

Anna Poulsen

 

Daneka McKellar

I have my Certificate III in Children's Services and am currently studying my Diploma.

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. 

Kylie Jackson

I have been working in Early Childhood for 9 years and am currently completing my Diploma. 

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.

Kate Ryan

I have my Certificate III in Children's Services and am currently studying my Diploma.

Rachael Curry

I am originally from Forbes and I moved to Leeton in 2005.

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.

Hannah Matthews

I am a key Educator in Room 3. I have a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and have been working in the child care field for the past 7 years.

My experiences in caring and educating children range from Birth to 14 years. 

I have had the privilege of working at four different services, ranging from casual floater, Room Leader, Educational Leader and for the past 4 years, was Manager of Outside School Hours Care. 

I feel privileged to be working at Leeton Preschool and to be part of the Leeton community. 

I look forward to educating and building strong relationships with your children and families.

 

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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