Meet the Lyrebird Preschool educators and carers
We have a loyal, dedicated team of educators and support staff here at Lyrebird Preschool. Many have been with us for years while others are gaining valuable work-experience or qualifications from training facilities to take up a future in Early Childhood Education.
Our average 1:6 educator to children ratio is well-above the norm (or requirement) for pre-school facilities. We assign children into ‘home rooms’ so they know where they go each day: Possum Room and Bilby Room have assigned staff members to manage the room, outdoor activities, snack times and quiet times.
We know what a difference one-on-one care can make.
Every child is important. Personal interaction is essential. It all means every learning activity or playtime is extra special at Lyrebird –and our team helps make it happen.
Karen Sawyers, Teacher
Karen is an Early Childhood Teacher and is our Preschool’s Educational Leader. Karen can be found working in the Possum Room Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays.
Marianne Parry, Educator
Marianne holds a Diploma in Children’s Services and can be found in the Possum Room Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays.
Rachel Bloxsome, Educator
Rachel holds a Diploma in Children’s Services and can be found in the Possum Room Monday through to Friday. She is currently studying for her Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood.
Amber Boyd, Educator
Amber holds a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. She is currently working in the Possum Room Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays
Corrin Maloney, Teacher
Corrin is an Early Childhood Teacher in the Bilby Room, currently working Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays and job shares with Kate. Corrin is also studying for a Masters Degree in Special Education.
Kate Cisneros, Teacher
Kate is an Early Childhood Teacher in the Bilby Room and currently working Thursday and Fridays. Kate job shares with Corrin.
Kayleen Lawrence, Educator
Kayleen holds a Certificate III in Children’s Services and can be found in the Bilby Room Tuesday through to Friday.
Leyna Clarke, Educator
Leyna holds a Diploma in Children's Services and can be found in the Bilby room working Monday through to Thursday.
Melinda Betts, Educator
Melinda holds a Diploma in Children's Services and can be found in the Bilby room working Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Belinda Becker, Admin Officer
Belinda is our Administration Officer/Bookkeeper and holds a certificate in Office Administration. Belinda takes care of looking after and supporting all our families with fee information, enrolment processes and anything else you need. She works alongside our director in the office and works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
Bradley Sawyers, Casual
Brad is our wonderful volunteer and casual employee who fills in when needed. He has volunteered with us while completing his Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Brad is flexible and fills in where we need him.