Madeleine Lowrie – Director, Cire Early Learning Centre Mt Evelyn
As Director of Children’s Services Mount Evelyn, Madeleine Lowrie contributes a breadth and depth of expertise in the early childhood sector, leadership and management, and advocacy and inclusiveness.
These are further enriched by her life experiences as a mother of four children, as well as her professional journey which has been influenced partly by her time at Cire when it was known as Upper Yarra Community House.
Madeleine has worked in early childhood for 15 years, supporting the development and learning of all children and supporting families. Her roles have included room assistant and leader, assistant director, kindergarten educator, and director. In addition she was the Innovative Solutions, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Facilitator with the Victorian Inclusion Agency.
Her work as a peer researcher for the First 1000 days project, focusing on the health and wellbeing of children and parents from conception to two years old, further strengthened her passion for children’s development and learning, and supporting parents and children to have healthy goals and aspirations for their future.