STAFF MEMBERS

Bilambil Community Preschool & OOSH recognises that there is no substitute for great staff!

The not-for-profit preschool and out of school hours child care service's has raised the benchmark for quality in Early Childhood learning by investing in its employees.

 

To name a few achievements: Liz Tomasetig and Janice Dorrough have won awards of excellence from the North Coast Institute of TAFE with Liz being awarded for her excellence as a trainee and Janice honoured for her outstanding achievements in Child and Family Services.

 

Kris Robinson-Acting Director

Preschool Coordinator

B Ed; Grad Dip EC 

As a devoted member of our local community, Kris believes in life-long learning and strives to bring out the best of each child’s potential. Her passion is for engaging children in sustained shared thinking. This year Kris is also a guide and mentor for all of the Preschool staff. Her experience, as well as her genuine care for this centre makes her perfect for this role.

Leonie Bailey-OOSH Coordinator

Certificate III of Children's Services

Leonie has experience with children with additional needs and approaches OOSH with a view to assisting all children to feel that they belong and are appreciated for who they are. Leonie has two adult children who are a blessing and have helped shape her into the wonderful educator/ leader that she is today. 

Liz Tomasetig-Preschool Educator 

Diploma of Children’s Services

Liz is another of our devoted local community members. Her links with local families ensures that a working partnership is formed to enhance the reflection of each child’s culture in our service. Liz also has a keen interest in children’s music, movement and connection with the natural environment. 

Janice Dorrough-Preschool Educator 

Diploma of Children’s Services 

Having started with us as a student, Janice was too valuable an asset to let go, so we gave her a position. She has a beautiful caring nature and treats every child with the utmost dignity and respect. Her current interests include children’s relaxation and body coordination skills.

Felicity Seaton-OOSH Educator

Diploma of Children's Service

 

Felicity joined our team in 2019. She has worked in childcare for the past 8 years and has also volunteered at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary because of her love of animals. She also holds a Diploma in Library & Information Services as Felicity loves to read and learn new things.

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Ryan Sullivan-OOSH Educator

 

Ryan joined our team in 2019. He also works as a SLSO (Teacher’s Aide) at Bilambil Primary School, therefore he already has a great rapport with the children that come to OOSH. He has a love of NFL and NBA sports. Ryan is also currently completing his Bachelor of Business Management, majoring in Accounting.

 

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Samantha Perch-

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Anne Martin-

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Kristin Sortland-

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Christine Dawson

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Kate De Ruig-Educator

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Bonnie Lijewski-Educator

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Benjamin Austin-

 

Jodie Williams-

Administrative & Enrolments Officer

Jodie is another Bilambil local. Joining us 3 days a week, working alongside Wendy. Jodie comes from a Dentistry background and will be providing support to the whole team. There is no task too big or too small that she won’t take on.

 

Wendy Smith

Administrative & Enrolments Officer

Wendy has recently joined us here at the preschool, joining us 3 days a week, working alongside Jodie.

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Brilliant preschool artwork!
Brilliant preschool artwork!

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