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Meet Our Team

Our team makes us the Preschool of choice in the Nambucca Valley.

Particularly their special, trusting relationships with  children, which creates a secure and stable environment where your child will thrive.

Without exception, all children settle in beautifully. Simply because we focus on getting to know them, truly understanding their needs, and using our experience in child development to create play-based strategies that bring out the best in every child. We develop and maintain respectful and equitable relationships with each child and support them in building sensitive and responsive relationships with other children and adults.

We believe that building strong attachments are key to children settling and feeling safe.


Our educators develop strong collaborative partnerships with families, supporting our belief that parents are the first teachers of their child.                                                                    

We openly welcome families from all backgrounds and cultures. 


We support your children with more than 120 years’ combined experience in early childhood education.


Our educators have:

  • Diploma of Teaching

  • Diploma in Children’s Services

  • Certificate III in Children’s Service


The stability of our staff sets us apart. Many have been with us for over 10 years.


A stable team allows your children to settle easily, be confident and secure in a familiar environment, and receive consistent, quality education and care. And our newest team members bring fresh ideas, knowledge and experience.

Debbie Rix

Nominated Supervisor / Director

Debbie is the Nominated Supervisor and Director at Nambucca Preschool and has enjoyed working here for over  20 years. With a Diploma of Teaching and 30 years’ experience in early childhood education, Debbie loves nothing more than working with the children, exploring their interests and watching their eyes shine as they learn, create and play. 

Sue Rothe

Room Leader / Educator

Sue is the lead educator in our Blue room and has a Diploma in Children’s Services. With many years experience in early childhood education, Sue has enjoyed working with our team for nine years. What Sue loves most about our centre is the family atmosphere, the staff working as a team and the respectful collaborative relationships with parents/carers that enable recognition of each child's individuality.


Brandan Gregory


Brandan has a Certificate III in Children's Services and has been working with children for 6 years. Brandan gets great satisfaction out of seeing the children develop and become confident and competent individuals, ready to embark on their formal school journey.



Nerida Travers

Blue Room Leader

Nerida has worked in early childhood education for over 18 years and has been a member of our team for over ten.  With a Diploma in Children’s Services, Nerida really enjoys providing an inspirational environment where   the children can play, learn and have fun doing it.

Emily Fletcher


With 20 years’ experience in early childhood education, and 12 years’ working at Nambucca Preschool, what Emily loves most about coming here is  the child friendly environment and the impact her planned activities have on children's journey of learning, discovery, experiences and wonderment. Emily has a Certificate III in Children’s Services.

Our support staff move between the Blue and Green Rooms as needed and are a valuable support to our educators. All have developed a special rapport with our children.



Ryleigh Weeks


Ryleigh has commenced a traineeship with us working towards her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Ryleigh has a soft, gentle way about her and the children love her reading to them at story time. Ryleigh can be found working in our Blue Room most of the time.

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Janine Reibel

Diploma of Children's Services

Janine comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Janine has previously owned her own centre is really enjoying being part of our team. Her passion for Early Childhood is evident in her interactions with the children.  She loves to create new  and interesting craft activities for our children.

Georgia Turvey

Diploma of  Early Childhood Education and Care 

Georgia is working in  both the Blue Room and the Green Room.  She currently holds a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and she has almost completed her  Batchelor of   Education. The children love Georgia and she brings a lot of knowledge and enthusiasm to our preschool. 


Leonie Bull

Office Manager

Leonie has many years experience in office duties and is enjoying her time with our preschool. Leonie looks after all our administrative duties. She enjoys the atmosphere of our preschool and loves when the children come into her office for a visit to show her their latest craft creation.

Lynette Lyons

Lynette is part of our behind the scenes staff,  in charge of the cleaning of the Preschool premises. She ensures that the indoor play environments and facilities are clean and hygienic for all our little friends and their families. Her valued work is carried out after hours so our families do not often get to meet her. 

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