Andrea came into the early childhood sector by creating a service for her own children, Leor, which provides children with access to quality education and care in their own home.
Barbie has extensive experience in the early childhood sector, beginning as a paediatric occupational therapist at primary and secondary health and not for profit community sites for children up to 12 years.
Cara is a kindergarten teacher of 15 years, worked predominantly with refugee and CALD children 0-5 years of age and their families across a variety of communities, demographics and service provider types.
Julie started at CCC in mid 2016 to lead the establish and development of the Victorian Inclusion Agency.
Kelly’s focus is on the role of social policy for transforming and improving the quality of life of Australians.
Kim’s career to date has always been within the early childhood sector.
Lennie’s experiences range from being an early childhood educator for fifteen years mainly in vulnerable communities (remote, rural and metro) to university teaching, research, writing and advocacy.
Lisa has extensive experience working in a range of settings from birth to twelve years and adult vocational education.
Lisa works on the Grassroots level as it is her way of giving back to her mob as she supports jarjums (children) in their learning and advocates for their families by being their first point of call and breaking down cultural barriers within the wider community.
Mel dates her passion for ECEC from her first engagement working on the floor in the toddlers’ room of a long day care centre.
Nicole is currently the Executive Manager, Early Learning at Gowrie Victoria and member of the committee of the Victorian branch of Early Childhood Australia.