Online Engagement Series: Episode #11

The Role of the Educational Leader

Episode eleven of the FDCA Online Engagement Series will focus on the Role of the Educational Leader, with our special guest panel examining topics such as:

  • Expectations, requirements and responsibilities of an Educational Leader
  • Educational Leadership within your service
  • Building Professional Identity as an Educational Leader
  • The Planning Cycle and Reflective Practice

This episode will see FDCA co-hosts, FDCA Advocacy and Engagement Manager Michael Farrell and FDCA Sector Liaison Coordinator Lyndall Cotterill joined by:

Chamalee Prathiraja - Educational Leader, Communities at Work Family Day Care, ACT

Nicole Walters - Program Manager & Nominated Supervisor, Coastal Family Day Care, TAS

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About our guests

Chamalee Prathiraja

Chamalee Prathiraja

Educational Leader
Communities@Work Family Day Care, ACT

Chamalee is an experienced professional in Early Childhood Education and Care, with a rich experience spanning 12 years. Chamalee's journey in early childhood education and care has been diverse, having worked in both centre-based and family day care settings.

This variety of roles has endowed Chamalee with the ability to view situations from multiple perspectives, thereby enabling her to support the best outcomes for all stakeholders involved.

Chamalee is currently working as the Educational Leader at Communities at Work Family Day Care, where she continues to apply her skills and knowledge to foster a nurturing and educational environment for children.

Nicole Walters

Program Manager & Nominated Supervisor
Coastal Family Day Care, TAS

Nicole Walters

Nicole has been working the early childhood sector for the past 15 years, spending most of these years largely in the family day care sector in several roles including Educator, Field Coordinator, Educational Leader, Nominated Supervisor, and now in the role of Manager.

Nicole works for a small non-for-profit organisation based in Tasmania and is passionate about the ECEC sector and making a difference for educators, children, and families.

With a sound understanding of the education and care sector and the NQF, Nicole has a diploma of early childhood education and care and has undertaken training in leadership and management.