Speaker & Author
The last few years have seen me host educator evenings and in March 2020 I hosted the Childhood Education Conference with over 150 attendees from NSW and Interstate. With keynote speakers from the USA and University lecturers, the day was a huge success. The day was featured in the Illawarra Mercury and also on WIN News.
My passion and enthusiasm will engage the audience and have them leaving the session more empowered and intrinsic motivation.
I have spoken at conferences presenting topics such as Critical Reflection and team motivation. I am available for speaking events, please email me for bookings.
I have also written a few books and resources, you can find these on the resource page.
Early Childhood consultant
This role has been an opportunity to meet and mentor early childhood practitioners. It has allowed me to teach practitioners of the importance of leadership and how to fulfil their roles in a competent manner. I have worked with Nominated Supervisors, Educational Leaders and individual teams. Many services have made contact to conduct other services after our sessions have been completed.
This role has allowed me to research and construct workshops for services. I have facilitated workshops on diverse topics inclusive to early childhood education. Many services have made contact for another workshop after attending.
My qualifications include:
* Diploma of Social Science (Children’s Services)
* Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
* TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (with upgraded component)
* Accredited as a proficient teacher by NSW Education Standards- NESA
* Currently completing Diploma of Leadership and Management
“Above and Beyond Early Childhood Consultancy has become my go-to for advice, resources and professional development. Stella Stead is a wonderful advocate for the Early childhood sector and radiates positivity. I have a new found sense of motivation moving forward, as I implement ideas, resources and information gained from workshops, affordable webinars and conversations with Stella.”