Coming in 2019!
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.
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.
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.