Ms Leanne

Ms Leanne Grogan


College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce


Department of Education

Education Building Room 2.32, Bendigo

Research centres

Centre for Sustainable Regional Communities


Bachelor of Teaching Master of Education



Membership of professional associations

Reggio Exchange, Early Childhood Environmental Education Network, Environmental Education in Early Childhood, Free Kindergarten Association, Freinds of the Earth.

Area of study

Early childhood education

Brief profile

After initail training as a Pre-school Mothercraft Nurse and ten years of working in various children's service locations from long day care centres, Kindergartens and subsequent management positions, I chose to upgrade my qualifications. During my studies I began a 15 year career teaching in the TAFE system supporting students through Certificate and Diploma courses in Children's Services. I began my Masters of Educational Leadership and began working here at Latrobe in 2012 completing my thesis which focused on the pedagogical practices in a bush kinder settting in relation to early childhood education for sustainability in 2015. My research interests are children's innate love of nature and the benefits this brings to their wellbeing and learning capacities and the Reggio Emilia approach. I was fortunate enough in 2010 to participate in an International Study at the Centro Internazionale in Reggio Emilia, Northern Italy which has greatly influenced my teaching.

Teaching units

EDU2SPE Sing Play Explore

EDU2MSW Making Sense of Their World

EDU2CT Connections & Transitions

EDU2HNW Health, Nutrition & Wellbeing for Children

EDU3ONP Outdcoor & Nature Play

EDU1HPC History and Philosophies of Early Childhood Education



Canopy as campus, drawing curriculum from nature. Incorporating natural & recycled elements in early childhood programs. Threading sustainability thinking & practices through early childhood curriculu

Research projects

Investigating pedagogical practices in a Bush Kinder setting in relation to early childhood education for sustainability to inform pre-service courses in early childhood education