Staff

Leadership Team

The Preschool program is professionally managed and led by our experienced early childhood qualified Preschool Managers.

Our Preschool Managers work together with the Preschool staff, Learning Links Board and families to achieve high quality education and care reflected by our Exceeding rating in relation to the National Quality Standards.

Sarah Herbert

Preschool Manager and Nominated Supervisor

Sarah Herbert is an Early Childhood Special Educator who is passionate about all children’s education, inclusion and wellbeing. Sarah has worked as a Teacher and Manager in our inclusive preschool since 1999 and has 20 years’ experience working in community based early childhood education settings.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) and a Bachelor of Education (Special Education – Distinction). In 2006 Sarah was the first Early Childhood Teacher awarded a NSW Quality Teaching Award by the Department of Education and Training. Sarah is also Hanen certified.

Sarah places great importance on developing strong relationships with each child and family. Sarah is committed to implementing high quality programs that support children of diverse abilities to learn through play and interest based experiences.

Melissa Murphy

Assistant Preschool Manager / Educational Leader

Melissa Murphy has worked in the Early Childhood Sector for over 18 years as an Early Childhood Teacher and Preschool Manager.

Melissa has also worked as a lecturer and tutor for the University of Western Sydney and the Sydney Institute of TAFE and delivering a variety of professional development workshops for early childhood staff and families .

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood 0-8 years).

Melissa has a passion for and expertise in working with children with diverse learning needs, with a strong focus on strengths based and family centered practice and the inclusion of children with additional needs.