I am a Senior Lecturer and researcher in the School of Education at Edith Cowan University. Currently I coordinate and teach the early childhood mathematics programs (Birth – 8 years) and other units in the undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I have over 30 years of experience as a teacher working in a range of early childhood settings in Queensland and New South Wales. My research interests include mathematics, play pedagogy, and the influence of family and community in the transition to school. I am an author of several mathematics publications and journal articles relating to early childhood education.