Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood 0-8 years)
Melissa has worked in the Early Childhood Sector for over 20 years as an Early Childhood Teacher, Educational Leader, Preschool Manager and Playgroup Manager.
Melissa also currently works as a tutor for Western Sydney University for the School of Education facilitating the education units for the Master of Teaching (Birth to 12 years) ‘Children, Families and Communities’ and ‘Inclusive Practices’. Melissa worked previously for the Sydney Institute of TAFE teaching the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. She is also experienced in delivering a variety of professional development workshops supporting inclusive practices for early childhood staff and families .
Melissa has a passion for fostering and implementing meaningful inclusive education for young children and has extensive experience and expertise in working with children and their families with diverse learning needs, with a strong focus on strengths based and family centred practice and the inclusion of children who experience diverse disabilities.