Early Intervention Team

Early Intervention Team

Jackie

Jackie

Senior Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker

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.

Danyelle

Danyelle

Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker

Danyelle graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Education (Primary) in 2018 and is currently studying her Masters in Social Work. Danyelle has worked in the teaching field for two years. During this time, she has gained many skills to support the development of children and their individual needs. Danyelle is extremely passionate about using a collaborate/inclusive approach. She believes this kind of approach allows for a shared vision in achieving children’s goals. Danyelle absolutely loves working with children! She has a strong desire to support children to develop the skills they need to participate in their daily activities and to achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.

Fiona

Fiona

Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker

Fiona has been working in the Early Childhood Sector for over 25 years as a kindergarten teacher, primary school teacher and science/nature play facilitator.  She completed a Bachelor of Science in Botany/Zoology but discovered she loved sharing her passion with children and families. She has gone on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education and another in Primary Education. Fiona has worked with a wide range of families and settings from taking families on rock pool rambles to being a kindergarten teacher in long day care and sessional kindergarten.  She strongly believes in the benefits of open ended play in natural environments taking a family centred approach.
Holly

Holly

Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker/Occupational Therapist

Holly is an Occupational Therapist and Early Intervention Key Worker specialising in children under 7 years. Holly has particular interest and experience working with children with physical and intellectual disabilities, particularly equipment and assistive technology for children under 7. Over the past 7 years Holly has worked in several Special Education settings as a school-based Occupational Therapist, and also in Early Intervention, supporting young children and their families in their homes, kindergarten and the community.  

Kalli

Kalli

Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker/Behaviour Support Practitioner

Kalli is a qualified Social Worker having completed a Social Work and Social Science (Psychology) double degree at RMIT in 2015. Kalli has more than 10 years’ experience working with children, families and adults and is passionate about the human rights and dignity of people with all abilities.  Kalli works alongside participants and families utilising a client centred and strengths-based approach. Kalli has spent many years providing practical and therapeutic support to adult and children victim survivors of domestic violence and in recent years has changed focus to supporting NDIS participants who use challenging behaviour. Kalli understands that all behaviour is telling a story and is interested in understanding the unique stories that people tell us. Kalli is passionate about advocating for a more inclusive society in which people of all abilities are valued. 

Michelle

Michelle

Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker/Group Facilitator

Michelle has over 10 years experience working in education, in Primary, Secondary and as a specialist Visual Art teacher. She is passionate about group based practices and the benefit participants get from social interactions with their peers. Michelle has an extensive knowledge and interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder and is the facilitator of the primary school girls social group run through The Treehouse.

Sarah

Sarah

Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker

Sarah has a Bachelor of Social Sciences and a Graduate Diploma Primary Education. She has 10 years experience working in Primary education. She is passionate about inclusion and support for all children. During Sarah’s time in education she has worked with a variety of family systems and varying needs of children. Sarah aims to build working relationships with families to foster positive outcomes together. 

Taylor

Taylor

Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker/Occupational Therapist

Taylor is a passionate and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist who recently completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Deakin University. She has a background working with children, adolescents and their families to support participants achieve their goals and participate in meaningful occupations. Taylor strongly believes in a holistic approach and values the importance of a therapeutic relationship with all participants. 

Tania

Tania

Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker

Tania has a Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood Education and has over twenty years of experience working in the education sector.  During this time Tania has worked as a Kindergarten Teacher, Educational Leader, Center Director and Educator which has given her the experience of working alongside many children with additional needs and their families.  Tania has worked with families from all walks of life and views all children as being capable confident individuals deserving equal opportunities in all that they choose to participate in.  Believing that family is the child’s first and most important teacher, Tania understands the importance of building strong reciprocal relationships to provide the best outcomes for all involved.

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