Preschool Staff

At East Lismore Community Preschool we strive to maintain the high level of staff experience, enthusiasm and commitment to caring, nurturing and responsive relationships - with families, children and each other. 


Management Committee


Our preschool operates under a community-based not-for-profit model of management. This means that we have a management committee (currently comprised of parents of enrolled preschool children) and, any profits made by the preschool are fed back into the service. Our preschool is an incorporated association. This is the preschool’s business structure.


The management committee is responsible for the overall monitoring of the performance of the organisation.  Collabetivley with the team the service's philosophy was created. The committee and the Management Team set the strategic directions of the organisation, that is, develop the service’s strategic plan, appoint and monitor the performance of the Director, ensure staff are employed in accordance with industrial obligations, ensure compliance with legal obligations, ensure the ongoing financial viability of the service, monitor and evaluate the service’s performance against the strategic plan, enhance the profile of the service in the community and recruit and orient new committee members 

We will provide a program that is based on play, discovery, nature, creativity and caters for individual interests and learning styles.

Sonya Mcpherson


Bachelor of Social Science

Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management

Cert IV Training & Assessment

Currently enrolled in Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Leanne Noakes

Early Childhood Educator

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Tammy Lees

Early Childhood Educator

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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Julie Holdsworth

Early Childhood Educator

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Surrie King

Early Childhood Educator


Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care

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Emma Horley

Early Childhood Teacher

Co-Wattle room Leader

Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood

Carla Molyneux

Early Childhood Teacher

Certificate III Community Services (Children's Services)

Kimberley Everingham

Early Childhood Teacher & Lily Pilly room Leader

Bachelor of Education

Amelia Murphy

Early Childhood Educator

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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Lisa Boyd

Educational leader and Co-Wattle room Room leader

Bachelor of Education- Primary

Graduate Certificate Early Childhood

Master of Learning Innovation (Early Childhood Teaching)

Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Leadership

Master of Educational Leadership- currently undertaking