All posts by Sandra Cheeseman

Sandra Cheeseman is a lecturer in early childhood policy, leadership and professional experience. She brings to this role extensive experience as an early childhood teacher, director and senior manager. Sandra was a member of the core writing team of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for Australia and has since worked as a consultant on a number of related research and professional projects. She has wide-ranging experience in design and delivery of professional learning programs translating theory and research in a practical context. Her recent projects have included: The Quality Interactions Study, NSW DEC Preschools; DEEWR funded Professional Learning Projects (PLP) supporting the introduction of both the EYLF and NQS to the sector; Professional Development to support the pilot project for the introduction of the NSW DEC Transition to School Statement. Sandra is currently investigating the influence of curriculum documents on the experience of infants in early childhood settings.

Leading play-based pedagogies

In this article, Lennie Barblett, Sandra Cheeseman and Catharine Hydon emphasise children’s right to learn through play no matter the age. Additionally, they suggest that all educators lead and be articulate in their advocacy of play-based pedagogies for children’s learning, development and wellbeing. At the 2021 Early Childhood Australia National Conference, we spoke about leading […]

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