Early Intervention Team


Early Childhood Early Intervention Team Leader

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.


Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker
Danyelle is a master’s qualified Social Worker and works as an Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker and Behaviour Support Practitioner. She is extremely enthusiastic about working with children, adolescents and adults. She believes in using a holistic and collaborative approach to support all participants. Danyelle has an extensive set of skills to support children, adolescents and adults with disabilities and also with mental health concerns including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, emotional dysregulation and trauma. She is passionate about using; systems theory, client-centred, trauma-informed and strengths-based frameworks to maintain an empathetic, non-judgemental and safe space to support her participants in achieving their therapeutic goals. When Danyelle is not working, she enjoys; going fishing and spending time with her family and friends.


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.


Speech Pathologist
Jo has been working as a Speech Pathologist for the past 25 years. Her experience over this time has included working in Early Intervention, Early Education (including the Grovedale West Deaf Facility) and in private practice. Jo has primarily worked with children with autism, Down syndrome and Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). In her spare time, Jo enjoys reading, camping, sport and spending time with her family.


Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker

Ruchi is an optimistic, friendly, and dependable individual with a passion for making a difference in the disability industry. With a background in architecture and Early Childhood Education, she migrated from India to Australia in 2005 and now calls Geelong home. In her spare time, Ruchi enjoys an active lifestyle, going for walks with her family, trying out new recipes and embarking on road trips to Melbourne and surrounding areas to catch up with friends and family. Her ability to speak fluent Hindi and her commitment to advocating for diverse needs make her a valuable asset in the disability industry, where she strives to ensure equal opportunities and inclusion for all.


Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker/Occupational Therapy Supervisor

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.

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