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.