Welcome to my blog about my experiences working in early childhood. I have called it Nurturing Forests because I believe that raising children is not a isolated activity but takes a whole community.

As early childhood professionals, we are actively involved in this process but we also need to work closely with the children, parents, community as a whole and other allied professionals.

I hope you enjoy my site. I also have a facebook site of the same name where I provide links to useful sites for teachers, parents and others interested in the early childhood: www.facebook.com/nurturingforests

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


After underplaying it all week, I graduated with my Masters of Teaching (birth to five years) today and it did feel really good.

I was very proud to see girls ( or should I say women) that I have met over the years in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies walk down to get their pieces of paper.

The speeches were lovely and short but still inspirational and meaningful.

I agree with the Chancellor that we now have a responsibility to go forth and apply our knowledge and benefit our community.

I also agreed with our guest speaker, Professor Kevin Wheldall, AM, that we have a obligation to the children we teach to teach them using methods proven by research and scientific study.

I look forward to watching us all work in and influence the very important field of early childhood.

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Location:Macquarie university, Sydney, Australia


  1. Congratulations Wendy!!
    This is a major accomplishment for anyone!

  2. Congratulations - what an achievement :)

  3. well done you - I stopped at my DASE (couldn't face the dissertation!) but you know what it does give you the confidence to satnd up for what you believe in & know to work for the youngest people in our society. So congratulations, and on a interesting note, a few years ago a study of teachers in N.I showed that pre-school teachers were more likely to have their masters than any other sector!