Kempsey Team

34 Belgrave St Kempsey NSW 2440

A dedicated team of professionals committed to
delivering excellence in Early Childhood Intervention.

 

EmailCall 02 6562 6491

Early Connections offers education, therapy and support for children and their families.

We believe all children and families can learn, play and connect with the community.

Our team can meet with your child at school or child care to support your child’s inclusion. 

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The Early Connections Kempsey team look forward to helping your child thrive.
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Kirsty Mainey

Manager Kempsey

Kirsty has worked in the Early Childhood sector as an Early Childhood Teacher and Assistant Director. She has worked alongside a variety of cultures and is passionate about providing support for children and their families and building the capacity for all families to lead a wholesome and confident life and to feel connected to their community. 

Micha Rossell

Micha Rossell

Speech Pathologist

Bachelor Speech Pathology

Micha has always worked for non-for-profit organisations in a variety of settings including homes, daycares, schools, and clinics. She provides speech and language therapy for children with various diagnoses including receptive and expressive language delays and disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, fluency disorders, pragmatic language disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.

Jane Eller

Jane Eller

Speech Pathologist

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Jane was born here in Kempsey and raised on beautiful Dunghutti Country at Crescent Head. After completing her degree at the University of Newcastle, she returned home to pursue her love of working with children with speech and language needs. Jane has a keen interest in family- and cultural-centred practice and is very passionate about supporting every child to discover and develop their unique voice to help them thrive. 

Angela Stringer

Angela Stringer

Speech Pathologist

Bachelor Speech Pathology

Angela has worked in the UK and Australia with preschool and school aged children. She worked at the Percy Hedley School where she completed a Master of Arts in Autism and also delivered a specialised Literacy and Social Communication Curriculum. She loves building Lego and enjoys discussing Star Wars and Dr Who and learning new memes from her teenage clients.

Kate Patterson

Kate Patterson

Occupational Therapist

Bachelor Occupational Therapy

Kate has worked on the Mid North Coast with people of all ages in a variety of settings including work rehabilitation services, inpatient & community mental health services & now paediatrics. Kate grew up in the Kempsey – Crescent Head area.

Kate Mcmillan

Kate Mcmillan

Occupational Therapist

Bachelor Occupational Therapy

Kate has grown up in the Kempsey-Macleay region and completed her studies at Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie. Kate is passionate about using creativity within therapy sessions to enhance enjoyment and meaning for children. She values working with families to help them achieve their goals.

Janet Jensen

Janet Jensen

Early Intervention Teacher

Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood

Janet worked as Director within the Kempsey Aboriginal Community Early Childhood Sector and has helped forge strong relationships with the early childhood centres in the region and a wide network of professional peers. Janet has a Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood and is a Registered Facilitator in Circle of Security. 

Elyse Wilson

Elyse Wilson

Finance Manager

Bachelor of Business

Elyse joined the team in 2020 as Finance Manager. With a Business Degree Majoring in Accounting, Elyse brings over 15 years of experience to the role. Elyse was born and raised in the Macleay and returned to the area to raise her 2 children.

Kylie Hungerford

Kylie Hungerford

Allied Health Assistant

Cert IV Allied Health 

With a background in Family Day Care and having completed her Certificate IV Allied Health Assistant course Kylie is passionate and is enjoying working with children and their families to make sure all our children live their best lives.

 

Keya Calhoun

Keya Calhoun

Administrator

Certificate III in Business Administration

Keya has experience advocating within the disability and health sector for children with additional needs as three of her six children have Autism. This experience helps Keya to connect with and support families in a unique way. Keya has a Certificate III in Business administration and  Certificate II in Design Fundamentals.

Family Friendly Workplace

Rewarding Careers

The Early Connections Alliance has ongoing opportunities to join our wonderful highly experienced team. If you’re looking for an exciting challenge, just starting your career or searching for a seachange share your expression of interest with us today.

Family-friendly workplace

All our locations offer an inclusive and family-friendly workplace for all stages of life in the context of family. We pride ourselves on supporting flexible work arrangements and a family friendly workplace culture. 

School holiday programs

To register your interest for our school holiday social skills group for children up to 12 with a NDIS Package please call Keya
Call our friendly team 02 6562 6492View Supports

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The Early Connections team look forward to helping your child thrive.

 

 

 

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