Miriam Gelbart








Title: Course Coordinator, Education and Childcare
Qualifications: BA, Dip Ed, Dip ECE

Profile: Miriam Gelbart has worked in the Early Childhood field for over 30 years, and holds the qualifications: B.A, Diploma of Education, and Diploma of Early Childhood Education.

Her most recent roles have been as Director and Teacher of Early Childhood Services, where she led teams in Pre-Schools and Long Daycare Centres. She has also had experience in lecturing in the early childhood field at Colleges of Pre-School and has worked as a validator and childcare advisor with National Childcare Accreditation Council.

Her roles in the Early Childhood Sector have included responsibility for the overall day to day running of the Pre-Schools and Long Daycare Centres, guidance to the Board of Management on compliance with licensing regulations, teaching and ensuring the environment was in keeping with Centre philosophy, Child Protection, Policies, Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards.

As an experienced Pre-School Educator she has mentored and lead her educators, staff, families to create an environment filled with wonder and delight, enabling children to take risks and explore.

As educational leader she was integral in guiding and preparing her team through the process of achieving Accreditation of the centre to the National Accreditation body ACECQA. She is a skilled manager and has maintained and encouraged strong communication between all staff/educators and with the Board of Management. As well as this she was on the committee of a local Network Directors group that met quarterly to further professional development.

Miriam is committed to and passionate about continued high quality childcare for all children . She feels very strongly about empowering future educators through knowledge, learning , professional development, reflection and further education which will provide children with a foundation for growth and learning and give them the best experiences in Early Childhood to set them up for life.

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