All posts by Susan Jones

Susan Jones is a passionate and committed preschool teacher currently teaching at Hughes Preschool, an inner south suburb of Canberra. Her long teaching career has seen her work in London at a Centre of Excellence and across various preschools in the ACT. Susan has a deep commitment to child-centred pedagogy, developing strong relationships with families, and working in partnership with the local community, to deliver high-quality play-based preschool education. A highly reflective practitioner, Susan draws from the teachings of Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Steiner and Forest Schools to embed the Early Years Learning Framework in her program and practice.

Knowing you, knowing me: Maintaining relationships

Knowing you, knowing me: How educators and children at a preschool maintained relationships during lockdown After an enviable COVID-free stretch, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) was suddenly plunged into lockdown. Overnight, Hughes Preschool was off-limits to children and families, except those deemed essential workers, and learning from home began. The educator team created physical resources, […]

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