• PHONE1300 134 211
0 Item


Dr John Irvine


Child and Family Psychologist

B.A PhD., M.A.C.E., M.A.P.S

Our partnership with respected child psychologist Dr John Irvine is a philosophical connection that helps shape our vision that physical and emotional development is at the core of education.

We share a love of child centred learning through exploration, problem solving and play. We share a desire to have all children excel in their cultural, emotional and academic development. Together we embrace the importance of providing quality practical guidance for parents and educational professionals.

Dr John was a teacher before becoming a child psychologist. He was awarded the Shell Prize for Arts and the University Medal during his studies at the University of New England.

He is a sought after speaker and author of several books, including Who’d Be A Parent, A Handbook for Happy Families and Thriving at School.

WorryWoos and Developing Emotional Intelligence Program for Schools

Dr John was first introduced to the WorryWoo family over a year ago. He was instantly drawn to Nola, Rue, Fuddle, Squeek, Wince, Twitch and now, Zelly, the Monster of Envy.

Since then Dr John has connected with the WorryWoo creator, Andi Green to bring to life practical tips and guidance for parents and education professionals seeking to support children and their emotional development. Our next stage of evolution is a unique Developing Emotional Intelligence Program for schools.

‘Emotional intelligence is just as important as a child’s academic ability,’ explains Dr John, ‘recognising and embracing our emotions, as well as having parents and educators who can help navigate the rapidly changing 21st century is paramount is making sure children are supported in their learning and emotional growth.’ Dr John has begun trialling this expertly designed lesson plans with a range of schools across NSW, with very positive results.

To learn more about our partnership with Dr John on the Developing Emotional Intelligence Program for Schools contact our team on communications@edex.com.au

Dr John is co-founder and consultant child psychologist at the R.E.A.D Clinic on the Central Coast of New South Wales.




Rainbow Station Early Education Centre, Casino, NSW.

Jacqui Taylor is director of Rainbow Station Early Education Centre, Casino.

Rainbow Station Early Education Centre is a family owned and operated Long Day Care Centre Comprehensive Preschool Program with Qualified Early Education Teachers.

The Team at Rainbow Station Early Education Centre are committed to provide a safe and aesthetically stimulating educational environment where children can play, learn and develop to their full potential

Nominations and Awards:

  • Nominated as Child Care centre of the year 2016 WINNER :
  • National Director of the year 2015 Jacqui Taylor
  • 2015 State Winner Nestle NAN Toddler Early Childhood Director of the Year NSW/ACT: Jacqueline Taylor, Rainbow Station Early Education Ctr, Casino, NSW for Childcare Centre of the year 2014
  • Jacqueline Taylor FINALIST NSW/ACT Director of the Year 2014
  • Caroline Irwin Nominated Early Childhood Educator of the Year 2014
  • Lisa May Nominated Early Childhood Educator of the Year 2014
  • Jayde Darr Nominated Rising star Under 25 of the Year 2014
  • Jacqueline Taylor Nominated Early Childhood Educator of the Year 2014 Rating Meeting National Quality Framework Standard December 2013 (Within 5 months of change of management)
  • Karen Webber and Jacqui Taylor nominated for an ASG National Excellence in Teaching Award 2014

Check out Rainbow Station here:




Renata Stipanovic

Renata is a mum of four, with 18 years of Family Day Care experience.

Renata’s Family Day Care is registered with Sutherland Shire Council’s FDC Scheme. She has a unique focus on the quality of care; reflecting on her own practice and parents feedback. Renata believes that quality of care is a continual work in progress. Renata’s passion and love for the Early Years is one that we share.

Renata believes in:

  • Relationships built and nourished with respect and empathy.
  • Producing lifelong memories and bonds.
  • Acknowledging the importance of sustainable practice and caring for our world.
  • We all play an important role, we all matter and we all belong.
  • Through play we educate and empower the future leaders of tomorrow.

You can read Renata’s monthly features on our blog and follow the learning experiences at Renata’s Family Day Care on Facebook.



Would you like to be a contributor?

Educational Experience publishes opinion and feature articles by our team, with our partners and from the wider community.

Email your submission or your ideas about a feature to communications@edex.com.au for consideration. We will get back to you within 24 hours with a response.

Contributor Guidelines

Contributions must be clearly written, factually accurate and reflect our values. We value practical tips for and from parents, pieces reflecting on best practice, articles exploring a new area or a fresh perspective on current curriculum or early learning area. We love child-centred, play-based learning and believe that empowering children in their learning is vital to the emotional and physical development of children.

Whether you are a centre, school or a parent group, we are happy to work with you on promoting your organisation.

We are very happy to receive submissions of units of work that feature any of our resources.

If you would like to review any of our resources, don’t hesitate to contact Troy via communications@edex.com.au 


  • Word limit: We prefer submissions of between 300 and 500 words in length. Articles should be submitted as a Word document. 
  • If you have images that you would like to be included in your submission, please ensure they are of a high quality and provide the details and the source of the image. You must have permission to use any photos you provide.
  • Please provide a short biography, 50-100 words in length. Include Facebook, Twitter and/or blog details if you wish.
  • Please also provide a headshot image in a high-resolution jpeg (at least 400 pixels wide). 

Educational Experience reserves the right to edit submitted content. All contributors will be provided with any edited versions before publication.

Click here to go to our
fundraising website

Click here for
More information