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Gowrie NSW Consulting Services

For Early and Middle Education and Care Professionals

Experience Matters

Our team of qualified specialists draw on over 75 years’ experience in the sector and are ready to pass on their knowledge to you.

Gowrie NSWs Education Hub consultancy services is the first step towards endless possibilities in professional and business improvement.

Our team of specialist consultants are among the best in the country, with backgrounds in Early and Middle Childhood Education & Care, senior level management, directing, supervising, mentoring, teaching, and training & assessment.


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Book a time today to speak with one of our consultants. We work on a case by case basis and tailor our advice to suit each circumstance, so that we are personal and relevant to you. Your professional growth starts here. Call Us 02 8571 9772.


Areas of Specialisation

• All aspects off Early and Middle Childhood Education & Care
• Streamlining and improving processes
• Leadership and staff management
• Indigenous cultural competence
• Sustainability practices
• Preparation for Assessment and Rating
• Making your QIP a living document
• Perfecting documentation and programming
• Guided reflection
• Facing challenging behaviours in a respectful way
• Transforming your environment
• Assisting architects in centre design underpinned by theory and research
• Support and advice to service providers on business planning needs analysis

 

Our Consultant Team

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Jessica Horne-Kennedy

Education and Care Consultant

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.

Lisa Wilson Ed Hub Consultant

Lisa Wilson

Education and Care Consultant

Lisa brings the knowledge and skills from over 25 years of experience within education and care. After working in all types of care, Lisa supported services in the implementation of Quality Assurance for the National Childcare Accreditation Council and trained and managed their Validators.  

Lisa continues to support services in their  professional learning and implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF) within a number of service support agencies including Gowrie NSW and the NSW Professional Support Coordinators and in her role as a Quality Coordinator.  Lisa’s strengths include providing support on the NQF ,working with services to develop quality practices and providing innovative professional learning programs & training workshops. Her passions include environmental education and sustainability, practical programming, supporting children’s behaviour and mentoring services . 

Michelle Cuthbertson

Michelle Cuthbertson

Education and Care Consultant

 

Michelle Cuthbertson  has over 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 and 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.

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TESTIMONIALS

What people say

Angela Connolly

Education and Care Centre Manager

“Jessica Horne-Kennedy mentored myself and conducted an Assessment over two days at my centre. Jessica has an extensive knowledge of early childhood and helped me to think and reflect more deeply in many aspects of my work. It was lovely to have someone to talk to who was non-judgemental, an excellent listener, insightful and respectful of our ideas, thoughts and concerns.  Through these discussions, written reports and the articles chosen by Jessica to extend our thinking our knowledge as a team has been broadened to enable us to reflect and think more deeply about our everyday practices, philosophy and pedagogy.”