Early Years

Early Intervention Team Leader

Simone

Occupational Therapist

 

Simone is an Occupational Therapist with experience working with children in a variety of settings to achieve the goals that are meaningful to them and their families. Her passion is supporting families with fussy eaters and tricky toileting troubles. She further believes in a holistic approach to regulation to support participation and engagement. Her family centred approach ensures positive outcomes for all members of the team.

Jackie

Jackie

Early Intervention Key Worker / Support Coordinator

Jackie has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies, and have extensive experience working as a Kindergarten Teacher and Educational Leader in a variety of early childhood settings over the past 13 years. During this time Jackie has developed a strong set of skills to support the varying needs of children and families, and established detailed understanding of early child development, working with vulnerable families, and the school transition process. Jackie recognises the importance of the family in a child’s learning and development, and is passionate about ensuring children and families feel involved and empowered.

Ceri

Ceri

Early Intervention Key Worker / Support Coordinator

Ceri has a wealth of experience working in the field of education, disability and early childhood intervention. Over the last 10 years her genuine passion for early development has led her from primary education to early childhood development, developmental delay and disability. She is interested in how children learn through play and how early years learning is central to brain development in later life. Ceri is passionate about supporting families to reach their goals and has extensive knowledge about the supports available in the disability sector. She has experience working with the NDIS as well as with children and families in educational and community settings. She is a committed advocate of inclusivity and the right of every individual to exercise choice and control in their lives.

Hannah

Hannah

Occupational Therapist / Early Intervention Key Worker

Hannah is an Occupational Therapist who has experience working within the school, home and community settings. She has worked with children with a range of diagnoses. Hannah is passionate about supporting children within a family centred approach.She has a particular interest in supporting individuals with their development of social learning and emotional regulation. Hannah values building strong relationships with families and their supports to drive positive outcomes.

Michelle

Michelle

Early Intervention Key worker (Mildura)

Michelle has a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) and a Grad Dip in Education (Early Childhood). She has been an Early childhood teacher for 25 years, previously working in Melbourne before moving to Mildura where she has lived for the past 20 years. She is passionate about early childhood education and ensuring that all children and families are supported in their journey through this early educational experience in a positive and inclusive environment. Michelle is particularly attuned to children who face challenges in their life for various reasons like cultural diversity, family vulnerability, anxiety, trauma, developmental delay or disability. She works hard on how she can support the child’s inclusion and engagement within the program and how she can provide support to families in their home life and the wider community. Michelle is an avid reader of anything, enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and generally relaxing on weekends.

Jennifer

Jennifer

Early Intervention Key Worker / Counsellor

Jennifer has a Masters Degree in Counselling and her Diploma of Community Services. Jennifer has been working within the community services sector since 2002. Jennifer’s passion is supporting families who are experiencing challenging times in life. Jennifer specialises in working with autism and a variety of differing abilities.