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Our wonderful Educators at Newcastle Community Preschool  have all been at the preschool between 1 and 11 years, providing ongoing continuity and stability for the preschool and it's families.  As such we have built strong relationships with our families who have attended Newcastle Community Preschool over the years.

Newcastle Community Preschool is supported by qualified educators holding either a Certificate 111 and Diploma in Children's Services  or Bachelor of Early Childhood teaching. We collectively hold between us many years of experience in the early childhood sector and as such we provide a strong and positive foundation for educating our children's strengths and interests to foster positive learning outcomes.

All Educators have an up-to-date training in First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis and have current working with children checks. 

Diploma of Children's Services
Early Childhood Education & Care
Cert 2 in Auslan
Monday to Friday 

My name is Jessica, but most know me as Jess.

I have been part of Newcastle Community Preschool since 2009 and the Director of the Preschool for the past 5 years.


Over my 13 years in this profession I have had the opportunity to work in community-based services, long day cares and spent time over in the USA as an Au pair to 4 children.


One of my passions is in teaching children about their environment and the impact we can have on it, as they are the future of this world. My other passion is languages, I am currently studying Auslan and my desire is to become fluent and be able to communicate and work alongside with the Deaf community and in turn share and educate my love and passion with the children I care for.


To me there is no bigger reward than watching a child thrive in their environment, persist with challenges they are faced with and in the end, achieve great things.

Director/ Nominated Supervisor/ Educator
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education & Care
Currently on Maternity Leave

My name is Sophie and I have a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education and Care which I obtained in 2018. I have over 8 years’ experience in early childhood, having worked in both long day care and preschool. In 2013 I became a part of the team at Newcastle Community Preschool and have enjoyed working in such a small community preschool.  


I am passionate about providing inclusive education for all children, and developing their learning and skills through different teaching models and approaches. I believe the outdoor environment and providing a play-based program plays a significant role in children’s development and growth, and I am looking forward to incorporating my love for both with the children at our centre.

Early Childhood Teacher /Educator 
Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood

My name is Kylie and I have a Bachelor of Education, Early Childhood, which I obtained in 1993 from the University of Western Sydney. Over the past 26 years I have managed and worked within long day care and preschool services, with my passion being for the 3-5 year old age group. I began working in the Early Childhood sector in the Blue Mountains and after getting married and moving to Newcastle in 2010, I have continued to work in Preschool’s and Joined Newcastle Community Preschool in 2015.


I love being a part of the children’s learning and growth and I believe that by providing a warm, caring, respectful, and nurturing environment the children will thrive and develop to the best of their ability. Each year I look forward to building relationships with the children and families that come in to my care and I am blessed to be working in a Preschool that allows me to do that.

Early Childhood Teacher /Educator 
Early Childhood Teacher /Educator 
Educational Leader

My name is Alice, I have been working in Early Childhood Education for the past 14 years. I started in the sector by studying my Certificate 111. I quickly moved onto completing my diploma before engaging in further study to complete my Bachelor of Education (0-5) at Charles Sturt University. I have recently moved back to Newcastle after living in Sydney for over a decade. 


I strongly believe that all children are capable learners who express their knowledge through one hundred languages. That children are individuals with unique abilities and learning styles, who hold their own perspective of the world around them. This individualized view of children’s learning drives the way I teach and how I plan for children’s development. 


I am extremely passionate about inclusion and providing the best learning opportunities for all children. I also have a creative side and enjoy getting my hands dirty while engaging in art projects. I believe that art offers many forms of expression and encourage all children to share their knowledge through the arts. 


I believe to be an effective teacher you need to be a co-constructor of knowledge alongside the children. This involves investigating and discovering with the children rather than imparting adult knowledge onto children. By creating a partnership of learning, children’s voices are valued and rich learning can occur. 

Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood
Monday - Friday 
Certificate 3 in Children's Services
Diploma Trainee
Monday - Friday

My name is Abbey

Certificate 3 in Children's Services
Tuesday & Thursday

My name is Leone and I believe that each child is an individual. I will value and develop each child’s strengths, interests, abilities and knowledge.


I understand that children learn through play and will provide opportunities for them to explore, create and imagine.


I will celebrate the benefits of diversity with each individual child and enable them to acknowledge difference.


Hi, my name is Abbey and I’m 19 years old. I just recently completed my HSC in 2019 at St Francis Xavier high school. I’m a trainee here at Newcastle Community Preschool where I am currently studying to complete my Cert III in Early Childhood and Education Care. In 2017 I did work experience here at the preschool and am now excited to have the opportunity to educate here.


I aspire to help and encourage children to grow to the best of their abilities through outside play, art, books and music

Trainee Certificate 3 in Children's Services
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 


If you wish to join Newcastle Community Preschool's casual list please bring in a resume and meet with our director.

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