Kerrie O’Neill, M.ED (Early Childhood) has had experience in the early childhood sector for over 30 years.
She has worked as a kindergarten teacher, a director of an early learning centre, a trainer and assessor delivering the Certificate III and the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and as a tertiary level lecturer at Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly NMIT). Kerrie has worked for the Department of Education and Training in Victoria as both an Authorised Officer and as a Senior Policy Officer. She has written a number of text books for early childhood training in the VET space.
Kerrie was a founding member of the Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange in 2000 and is a current committee member. Kerrie’s work in the early childhood sector has been profoundly influenced by the educational project of Reggio Emilia, Italy, since her first study tour to the city in 1996.
Kerrie is currently working as an Early Childhood Consultant and undertaking further studies. She is a dynamic and passionate presenter whose vision is to deliver engaging, inspiring and authentic information to early childhood educators.