Ms Sandra Cheeseman is a lecturer in social policy, leadership and professional experience at the Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University. To this role, Sandra brings extensive experience as an early childhood teacher, director and senior manager.
Sandra’s current research focuses on infants’ encounters with curriculum – in particular, how babies engage with learning through relationships and play.
Sandra was a member of the writing team who developed Australia’s first national curriculum guide for children from birth, the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). She has since been actively involved in several professional development programs and research projects supporting educators in using the EYLF to create high-quality learning environments for all children.
Sandra works extensively with the early childhood professional community to make connections between current research and early childhood practice.