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“I hope to encourage STEM in children in early childhood so they can develop STEM skills to solve problems in a variety of contexts.”

Jennie has been a science teacher for 30 years, achieved national and international recognition, awarded a Churchill Fellowship and Caltex Rotary Award for innovation in teaching and also holds a Master of Science.

She has travelled to the US and Europe to observe best practice in the teaching of science, engineering and mathematics.


Jennie is also the author of The STEAM Book. A book of STEM activities for late primary and early high school students and the accompanying

teacher resource.

Behind the Scenes Overlord

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“I was often referred to as “Mary Poppins”, in many of my previous roles. I like to think that meant I thought outside the box and encouraged this skill in all children I had the pleasure of working with."

Elizabeth has been working with children in both Australia and the United States for over 12 years.

She has worked as a nanny and in home educator. She has also worked in both long day care (LDC) and outside school hours care (OSHC) as an educator, educational leader, nominated supervisor and centre director.

Having received qualifications in early childhood, Elizabeth has also pursued qualifications in business and marketing.

Early Childhood
Creative Specialist & Presenter

Celia Lockie

Celia has been working in the Early Childhood Industry for 20 years. She has taught children in all types of early education settings as well as those in outside school hours care. 

Celia has been room leader, centre Director/Manager/Nominated Supervisor and more!

Celia always strives to learn more and has a lot of certificates to show all the many and varied skills she has.

When Celia isn't out adventuring or presenting with Beyond the Beanstalk, she also runs her own business. 


"Loves James Bond movies, but hates James Blunt songs, I’ve been a graphic designer for over 10 years now. "


Originally from Ireland, I moved to Sydney to improve my career and my suntan (but sadly I’ve only been successful with one of those so far).

I’m delighted to be involved with Beyond The Beanstalk and to help, even in some small way, to bring their innovative and exciting projects to life.

*If you need someone to bring your designs to life, Gary's the guy for you!


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