Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Celia Hillman

 Celia Hillman

B.Ed.(Early Childhood), Grad.Dip.Front.Man., Grad.Dip.Gerontology, M.Ed.(Early Childhood)

Celia was a full-time lecturer at the university for 19 years and has been working as the Acting Course Director for the B.Ed. (EC&P), B.Ed. (Birth to Five), and B.Teach (Birth to Five) during 2017.

Prior to lecturing at the university she had extensive experience in a number of early childhood settings. She was the Manager of Children's Services for a large council which involved managing a Family Day Care Scheme, OOSH services, long day care services and preschools. She served on the executive of Family Day Care for a number of years.

As well has having a wealth of experience, Celia has a Master's Degree in Early Childhood with her thesis concentrating on staff relationships and leadership within the early childhood profession in Australia. She has visited England, Turkey, Sweden and Denmark reviewing early childhood services and presented at several conferences discussing childcare arrangements in different countries.

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Celia has taught in a number of subject areas within the B.Ed. (EC&P) degree, the B.Ed. (Birth to Five) degree and the B.Teach (Birth to Five) degrees. Areas have included; leadership, history, management, sociology, English, Mathematics, environmental sustainability and wellness.

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Celia has researched early childhood services and staffing retention in Australia and several European countries and has presented at several conferences in Australia and overseas. She is presently working with preschools and long day care services in her local area to support staff in professional development.

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  • Member of ECA Australia
  • Member of NSW Family Day Care Association
  • Member of Riverina Early Childhood Services Group
  • Founder member of Albury/Wodonga Early Childhood professional association
  • Member of EEEC Victoria and NSW

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  • Conference presentation at ECERCA in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Conference presentation at EEEC Melbourne
  • Conference presentation at EEEC Sydney and Blue Mountains
  • Guest speaker at CCSA conferences in Ballarat, Geelong, Wodonga, Port Macquarie and Grafton

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