Susan Yabsley is an early childhood specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the education of younger children. As a P-2 Initiatives Officer and Best Start Literacy and Numeracy Leader with the NSW Department of Education she provided engaging and challenging professional learning in a variety of areas but specialised in early literacy and numeracy. This professional learning, based on personal experience and current research is aligned with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, providing opportunities to achieve and maintain proficient teacher accreditation. Susan’s solid understanding of the challenges that early childhood educators are facing, together with her engaging communication style, allows her to work effectively with educators and teachers to provide a quality learning experience for children. Susan is currently working as an Early Learning Consultant.