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Kelly Goodsir Learning

A team approach to professional learning on a wide range of early childhood leadership and pedagogy topics.

Build positive change and implement self review in personalised coaching sessions.

Specialising in leading change projects and enhancing educational leadership capacity.

Specialising in 6-12 month projects through regular training and coaching allows for a targeted approach to change.


Kelly engages only 5 clients each year with this work.

Study Tours to New Zealand in small groups are offered twice a year.  Corporate groups can be arranged.  

Fully immerse into the pedagogy and practice of an international perspective that engages a bicultural curriculum.

Books and resources available for purchase.


Free resources to support your knowledge building in early childhood pedagogy

Our Educational Program Manual will soon be ONLINE.  A tool designed to support engagement across a range of early childhood pedagogy and practice topics. Check here for available subscriptions.


KG Learning Team

Kelly Goodsir

Managing Director

KG Learning


Kelly Goodsir founded KG Learning, a professional learning company that focus' on improving pedagogical practice through strategic educational change in early childhood education.  Although her mum would say her teaching career began at the young age of 4 she has been formally engaged with the early childhood sector for 20 years across both Australian and New Zealand contexts.

Kelly has dedicated her career to her own and others development of pedagogy, learning and educational leadership and believes whole heartedly that through ‘thinking and learning collaboratively’ anything is possible.  You will be drawn to Kelly’s creative inspiration, her ability to make the complex simple and her unwavering advocacy for upholding children, families’ and educator rights.  Her strengths are grounded in long-term educational change, designing systems that foster autonomy, ownership and a strong positive learning culture – she will work through the problems WITH you. 

Kelly invites you into thinking deeply about the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of teaching whilst compelling us to entwine wisdom and courage in all that we do.  She does through ‘empowering organisations to think and learn’.



  • Masters of Educational Leadership ECE, current, Macquarie University

  • Reggio Emilia Study Tour, 2016, Italy

  • Bachelor in Early Childhood Studies, 2010, Melbourne University

  • Diploma Teaching Early Childhood, 1997, New Zealand Tertiary College


Rachel Flottman

Early Childhood Consultant                                       

KG Learning


Rachel advocates for research-driven practice and policy in early childhood education, as well as work that is informed by human rights and values. She is best known for her work leading the development of the first Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (2009) and for her teaching and research at the University of Melbourne.


Rachel is motivated by attachment theory, debates around socio-cultural, developmental and rights-based theories of learning and teaching and she has a special interest in curriculum and pedagogical change. She brings together her knowledge of cutting edge research in early childhood education with her wisdom about what makes a great teacher, and a great learning experience for children and their families. 


Rachel looks forward to working with you and your team so that every child and family can benefit from quality and ethical early childhood experiences.


  • Post Graduate Diploma of Teaching (early childhood), 2015, Deakin University

  • Master of Business Administration, 2012, Monash University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), 2004, Monash University

  • Bachelor of Social Science, 2003, RMIT University




Karen Hailes

NZ Study Tour Leader                                                          

KG Learning


Tēnā koutou, ko Karen toku ingoa, hello my name is Karen. Karen currently teaches as a Head Teacher of a Kindergarten in Oamaru in the south island of New Zealand; prior to her move home in 2017 she worked in various roles as a teacher, educational leader and a manager in Australia.

Her passion in teaching lies in the relationships with tamariki (children), whānau (families), kaiako (teachers), and Karen has always had a strong desire to learn and grow as a professional. She is down to earth and understands what it means to be authentic in her approach to teaching and believes this involves giving children the space to ‘play’.  Karen connects her practice as a teacher to theory and leadership seamlessly, she can speak to the important relationship between these spaces.

Karen has been a leader/host for KGLearning study tours since 2016 and has a welath of knowledge and practical experience that she willingly share’s and relates to local context, bicultural practice and what it means to be a life long learner.

Kua rārangi tahi tātou he whāriki mātauranga mō ngā rangatira o āpōpō.

Together we will weave an education mat for our leaders of tomorrow.



  • Diploma of Teaching ECE, 2002, NZ College of Education Christchurch

  • Diploma of Nursery Nursing, 2001, NZ College of Education Christchurch



Tamsyn Cook

Project Manager                                                         

KG Learning


Tamsyn has an ability to organise complex projects, manage multiple tasks and always has a level of optimism that draws you.  Her warmth and can-do approach is what KG Learning clients receive when they are making bookings, buying products or experiencing an event.  Tamsyn organises Kelly, keeps her on task and helps her bring projects ‘old and new’ to life.


Tamsyn started with KG Learning in 2019 and offers strong organisational capabilities not to mention her exceptional interpersonal skills.



  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

  • Graduate Diploma of Education

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New Zealand     Study Tour 4 days

To be rescheduled

An exciting opportunity is available to a small number of interested early childhood leaders, teachers or educators to be inspired.

Price (inc gst):


Pedagogy & Practice

Webinar Series 2020

11 Topics over 11 months

Being part of a series of online pedagogy and practice webinars each month is a sure way to build educator capacity in your team.  Click here for more details and program schedule.

Price (ex gst):


The Resilient Children Program

12 month program

The Building Resilient Children Program is approved on the Victorian Government’s School Readiness Funding Menu for 2021.

For more details click here.




Philosophy in Practice Series

Kardinia Childcare and Kindergarten

Geelong, VIC  9:30am to 4:00pm

​Come on a journey to explore practical professional learning sessions that bring the centre philosophy to life.

4th August 2020

Price (ex gst):


Philosophy in Practice Series

Little Groms

Torquay, VIC 9:30am to 4:00pm

​Come on a journey to explore practical professional learning sessions that bring the centre philosophy to life.

23rd October 2020

Price (ex gst):


Philosophy in Practice Series

Paddington Children’s Centre

Paddington, NSW 9:30am to 4:00pm

​Come on a journey to explore practical professional learning sessions that bring the centre philosophy to life.

19th Sep 2020

Price (ex gst):


Training Workshops




Mobile 0410 103 775



PO Box 2366

Hawthorn, VIC 3122

© 2019 by Kelly Goodsir Consulting Pty Ltd


early childhood pedagogy & practice