About OUR SPEAKERS

Kerry ONeill
Early Childhood Consultant

Kerrie O’Neill, M. ED (Early Childhood) is an Early Childhood Consultant and author whose experience with the early childhood sector spans over 30 years. 

Kerrie 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). She has worked for the Department of Education and Training in Victoria as both an Authorised Officer and as a Senior Policy Officer.

Kerrie is a founding member of the Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (from 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.

Kerry's presentation Reggio Emilia in an Australian context will take place on Day 1 of the conference