Gowrie NSW Education Hub are offering a unique mentoring opportunity to provide ongoing support and collaboration with other educators.
After attending this workshop, attendees have the option to participate in two online mentoring sessions to extend their learning and reflect on the knowledge gained from the workshop.
During the mentoring the facilitator will act as a ‘professional friend’ and pose key questions for reflection around the workshop topics. Educators will experience a supportive space to:
Education and Care Consultant
Michelle 40 years continuous experience in the Early Childhood profession. During this time, Michelle designed and facilitated training programmes for staff, management and families across NSW and ACT. She has worked in various roles including Centre Manager, Family and Children’s Services Manager, Senior Preschool Advisor, Resource Developer, TAFE teacher, and Parenting Facilitator. Passionate to see positive outcomes for children, Michelle is qualified in Early Childhood Education, Adult Education and a number of parenting programs, including Circle of Security.
Lisa Wilson is an Education and Care professional who has worked in various facets of the sector including vacation care, long day care and family day care.
She is passionate about mentoring and supporting educators, students and services and empowering them with the knowledge and skills to provide the best quality education and care. Another passion of Lisa’s is implementing sustainable practices in Education and Care.
Suzi Scott brings 25 years’ Early Education and Care sector experience specialising in areas including the National Quality Framework, Continuous Improvement Planning and Mentoring Early Education and Care teams. Suzi’s approach is based on ensuring better outcomes for families and children through respectful care.
Michelle Hamilton, a proud Wiradjuri woman, is widely respected for her work with children, families, professional educators and communities on including and valuing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in the Early and Middle Childhood Education and Care sector. Michelle is a regular guest lecturer at Universities and conferences on Indigenous Cultural Competence. She has led more than 60 Yarnin Circles across NSW and the ACT. Have a conversation today with Michelle to bring inclusion into your Centre programs.
As a Consultant for the Education Hub at Gowrie NSW, Jessica brings a strong background of knowledge drawn from her experiences as an early childhood teacher and director. Jessica has worked in a range of settings such as community adult education, parent run playgroups, Reggio Emilia inspired settings and Rudolf Steiner Schools in New Zealand and Australia.
Jessica has a particular interest in the theories and philosophy of relationships in early childhood environments. This interest formed the basis of her Masters in Education thesis and explored how the beliefs held by Rudolf Steiner early childhood educators influenced their practices of forming relationships with children in their first year of attending preschool. Prior to working in early childhood, Jessica trained and practiced as a visual artist and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otago Art School in New Zealand.