About Us

Introducing Christian Early Learning (CEL), a non-denominational Christian organisation established in 2022. CEL was founded by leaders in the Early Learning sector with a steadfast mission: to serve as a peak body that connects, supports, and guides church boards, leaders, teachers, and educators within the expansive network of 450+ Christian Early Learning centres across Australia. Our mission extends beyond mere support; we are also fervent advocates committed to ensuring the enduring vitality of the critical ministry of Christian Early Learning.

OUR VISION

We see a future where every Christian Early Learning organisation is governed with excellence and delivered by passionate educators whose “mission first” perspective results in early education and care environments that nurture hearts, minds and souls.

OUR MISSION

The mission of Christian Early Learning is to empower and mobilise Christian organisations to operate with excellence and purpose.

At Christian Early Learning, we believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life. Our mission is to empower and mobilise Christian organisations to provide high-quality early learning experiences that nurture the whole child. We are committed to helping Christian organisations operate with excellence and purpose by providing resources, training, and support to help them deliver the best possible early learning programs. Working together can create a brighter future for all children and help them reach their full potential.

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Christian Early Learnings Board

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Anna Phan- Board Chair

Anna works for the Christian firm, Resolve Consulting. She brings extensive recruitment, strategy, leadership and governance experience, and a specialist interest in Early Childhood organisational consulting.

Anna serves on the board of BaptistCare NSW / ACT, including on the People & Culture and Care & Clinical Governance committees, and chairs the Governance and Nominations committee. Anna brings prior experience as a NFP CEO and a senior sales leader for global FMCG organisations.

Anna lives on the Central Coast of NSW, and is a member of Erina Baptist Church.

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David Bartlett - Board Director (FCA BEc MEd GradDipCS Cert Gov JP)

David has worked in the Christian schooling sector for 30 years, for the first 13 as a Business Manager of a Christian school and for the last 17 as a Partner with Resolve, a consulting firm that provides financial management, governance and leadership training and advice.

David has coauthored the Not for Profit governance framework Community Governance, which has impacted the governance of Christian organisations in more than 60 countries. David has also authored numerous published articles and developed training curriculum dealing with business management and governance issues.

David is married to Simone and worships at Erina Community Baptist Church on the Central Coast of NSW. David and Simone have three adult children.

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Domenic Valastro - Board Director

Domenic joined Integricare in 2017 and holds a Masters Degree in Business (UTS, Sydney). After a long career in corporate marketing and retailing, he has more recently held senior roles in the not-for-profit Christian sector.

He and his wife, Linda, are active members of Menai Baptist Church and served in a number of roles in leadership and family ministry.

Christian Early Learning Team

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Abby Revill- Executive Officer

Abby brings over 22 years of experience in the early and middle learning sector to her position at Christian Early Learning, having worked in various roles prior to joining in March 2023. One of her notable positions included serving as the General Manager, overseeing a portfolio of 30 Long Day Care centers and OSHC services.

Along with her professional experience, Abby and her husband, Ben, have served as Pastors of the Pentecostals of Parramatta for seven years and are the proud parents of three beautiful children.

What Our Member Say About Us!

A HUB FOR LEARNING AND A PLACE OF INSPIRATION

CEL is both a hub for learning and place of inspiration, a sector specific support for both leaders and educators.

With specialised membership programs, events and retreats we are here to support YOU as you support, educate and nurture the children and families in your care.

CEL provides invaluable support and resources to Christian educators in their mission to educate and impact children. Research shows that early childhood education is critical to a child's development and can have a lasting impact on their future learning and success. By focusing on developing a strong sector in Christian Early Education, CEL and its member organisations are establishing the groundwork for a lifetime of learning and growth for the children currently in their care.

By being a part of Christian Early Learning,

you can enjoy a wide range of specialised resources and

advantages tailored the sector.

This is a pivotal moment in time for Kingdom impact in the education and care sector.

Our online community of practice is a valuable platform for Christian Early Learning providers to discuss and share regulatory information, access sector-specific resources, and work together to achieve success and make a nationwide impact. Through this community, we can ensure that our voice is heard and our mandate is secured.

PERSONAL

MEMBERSHIP

$40 PER MONTH

Features & Benefits

- Access to our sector one one-on-one mentoring program (up to 6 a

year)

- Access to Christian-based sector masterclasses

- Practice-related resources

- Membership newsletters

- Discounted events and after-event access

- On-demand Christian professional learning via pre-recorded webinars

- On-demand interviews from key sector professionals

- Discounts on professional learning calendar for yourself

- A vital part of our community of practice

- Opportunity to engage in our closed connect group

SINGLE SERVICE

MEMBERSHIP

$70 PER MONTH *

Features & Benefits

- Access to our sector one one-on-one mentoring program (up to 15 a

year)

- Access to Christian-based sector masterclasses

- Practice-related resources

- Membership newsletters

- Discounted events and after-event access

- On-demand Christian professional learning via pre-recorded webinars

- On-demand interviews from key sector professionals

- A vital part of our community of practice

- Opportunity to engage in our closed connect group

- Access for every team member

- Whole service team discounts on events

PORTFOLIO

MEMBERSHIPS

ASK FOR A PACKAGE TODAY

Features & Benefits

- Access to our sector one one-on-one mentoring program (up to 20 a

year per service)

- Access to Christian-based sector masterclasses

- Practice-related resources

- Membership newsletters

- Discounted events and after-event access

- On-demand Christian professional learning via pre-recorded webinars

- On-demand interviews from key sector professionals

- A vital part of our community of practice

- Opportunity to engage in our closed connect group

- Access for every team member

- Whole service team discounts on events

- Opportunity for CEL to plan and run professional development days for

your whole portfolio

* Price dependent on service size

A place of support and equipping

The opportunities and challenges for the Christian Early Learning Sector include 2.5 years of COVID challenges, ever-increasing regulatory requirements and $15.9bn state and federal funding allocations to the Early Childhood Education and Care sector including universal pre-kindy in NSW & VIC. This is therefore a pivotal moment in time for Kingdom impact in the education and care sector.

Our online platform will underpin success and nationwide impact

Website with publicly available information and members only content• Shorter form, and video workshop driven to increase engagement

Supporting YOU as you support,

care and nurture

future generations!

CONNECT WITH US

info@cel.edu.au

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