THE STAFF TEAM

Lismore Preschool invests in highly qualified and experienced Early Childhood Professionals. Two early childhood teachers lead the team comprising of Diploma and Certificate 3 trained educators with many years of involvement at the preschool and a commitment to high quality education and care.  

ALEXIS SMITH
NOMINATED SUPERVISOR

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Communications); Graduate Diploma Infants/Primary Education; Graduate Diploma Early Childhood; Advanced Diploma – Community Sector Management  

As Director of Lismore Preschool I am responsible for the day-to-day running of the centre. I have a background in primary school teaching and for the last 25 years, in early childhood education. I particularly love working with children of this age as I have found it a time of greatest learning and discovery.

I have enjoyed being part of the Lismore Preschool community for over 20 years.

LYNETTE FUNNELL
EDUCATIONAL LEADER

Qualifications: Master of Education; Bachelor of Education (Birth-5); Graduate Cert. Inclusive Education; Diploma of Counselling; Cert IV TAE

I have worked across a broad range of community based early childhood services for close to 20 years, with a strong interest in investigating how nature/natural play environments enhance children’s learning opportunities. I enjoy project work with children and planning for experiences that advocate for their rights and capabilities while also supporting their connection to community and culture. I strongly believe trusting relationships are the foundation of all we do now and strive to achieve in the future”.

LORETTA PASCUTTO
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Loretta has been a part of the the Lismore Preschool family for over 30 years – both as a parent and a member of staff. With both of her (very grown) up boys attending Lismore Preschool in the late 80’s and early 90’s she has seen generations of children pass through the front gate. Loretta is your first port of call for enrolments, accounts and general enquiries. 


Annette Stewart
Educator

Qualification: Diploma of Community Services


Caren Lynch
Educator

Qualification: Certificate III in Community Services


Kai Laidlaw
Educator

Qualification: Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care 


Louise Underhill
Educator

Qualification: Diploma of Community Services


Sonia Gibbs
Educator

Qualification: Certificate III in Community Services 


Tanya Bull
Educator

Qualification: Diploma of Community Services