About Us

Aspire Early Childhood Consultancy was founded by Michelle Woszatka. Our heart is to make a difference in this world so ALL children can grow up strong, happy and healthy. For this to happen, it requires quality professional learning and support for the leaders and educators who work with children and families.

Our aim is to ENGAGEINSPIRESUPPORT and STRENGTHEN you and your team in your continuing journey that will lead to the best possible outcomes for you, children, families and communities.

What We Do

Aspire Early Childhood Consultancy provides High Quality services for Early Childhood and Family Support professionals and services underpinned by the National Quality Framework and Family Support evidence based best practice guidelines.

Our High Quality Leadership and Management Consultancy, Support, Reflective Supervision, Mentoring, Coaching & Professional Development services are tailored to your unique service and needs.

We listen and work with you collaboratively to meet your goals using a solution focused, strengths-based approach.

About Michelle

Michelle is a wife, mum of four and grandma of one and a half. Her 36 plus years of experience as both a parent and professional has provided a strong foundation for her to work as a consultant and professional supervisor. 

Michelle is an Aboriginal woman born in Eora Nation, Gadigal Country and growing up in both Gadigal and Dharug Country.  I’ve lived in the Wandi Wandean lands since December 1995 on the NSW South Coast. 

Experience

Over the past 30 years Michelle has built a reputation for her strengths as a leader, teacher, mentor, coach and professional supervisor modelling high quality practice for others and empowering others as they work with young children and their families.

Michelle’s experience working with children, families and as an educator include; ‘assistant’, teacher, director, Aboriginal advisor and area manager in a range of early childhood services, including a family day care provider and validator. Michelle has also worked as a teacher in the early years of school, TAFE and UNI. She has facilitated Parenting Groups, Supported Playgroups and Community Development, as well as, been a Program Manager in Family and Post Separation Services and Early Childhood Learning. Prior to Early Childhood and Family Services Michelle worked for 7 years in administrative roles. Michelle is an experienced Reflective Professional Supervisor and mentor.

Qualifications

Associate Diploma Social Science (Child Studies)

Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education 0-8 years)

Certificate IV Workplace Assessment and Training                Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood 0-8 years)

Certificate IV Training & Assessment (TAE)

Diploma of Management (Excellence in Leadership)

Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision            (Clinical/Pastoral)

Certifications

 Acceptance Commitment Therapy for Coaches

Leading Local Change – Leadership training

ECA Leadership Program

Accredited Triple P Level 2 & Level 4 Parenting Facilitator

Bringing up Great Kids parenting Facilitator

Registered Facilitator – Circle of Security Parenting

Professional Membership

 Early Childhood Australia (ECA)

Education and Care Workface (ECW)

NESA Accredited Teacher

Australasian Association of Professional SupervisioN

(AAOS – In  progress) 

Location

Aspire Early Childhood Consultancy is located on the South Coast of NSW and was borne out of a desire to share experience and knowledge with other early childhood educators and services.

We work with individuals, teams and management of both small and large services in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Bega Local Government areas. We are also available to travel throughout Australia to support you and can provide face to face, skype or zoom online or telephone services.   

Our Logo Our Story

Our logo was developed to include aspects of my culture and as an analogy of the purpose of Aspire Early Childhood Consultancy.

The orange and blue colours were chosen to reflect the sea and the land of which I love to spend time by the river and ocean, and to admire the beautiful natural environment where I live.

The leaf symbolizes growth as well as support.  

Did you know the primary purpose of the veins within a leaf is to carry food and water throughout the leaf?  They also provide support for the leaf.  

This is what we aim to do at Aspire; provide opportunities for growth and support through consultancy and professional development that will feed and sustain you in your important work with young children, families and communities.  

Each different colour within the leaf also depicts different aspects of the business.  You will see each section is not perfectly equal in size and shape.  Each individual staff member, team, service is unique in it’s characteristics, personalities, culture, experience and knowledge.  We do not provide a one size fits all service.  

Our service like a leaf is supportive, encourages growth and sustenance so you are well equipped to fulfil your goals in your life and work.