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Hi, I'm Mandy!


Mandy Karriem is a practiced early childhood professional with over three decades of invaluable experience in different roles within the sector. Using her Diplomas in Early Childhood Education and Management, Mandy has established herself as a leader and innovator in the field.

For the past 34 years, Mandy has dedicated her career to nurturing and enriching the lives of young children. Her journey began with hands-on experience in various early education settings, honing her skills and deepening her understanding of child development.

For the last twelve years Mandy has served as a community-based Director. In this role, she demonstrates exemplary leadership, fostering a collaborative environment that prioritises the wellbeing and growth of her team, the children and their families. Prior to this, Mandy founded, owned, and successfully operated her own long day care service for seven years, where she implemented her unique vision and philosophy. Her dedication to providing high-quality care and education earned her recognition and respect within the community.

Mandy is particularly passionate about the Reggio Emilia pedagogy and educational philosophy as well as nature play. She believes in creating environments that inspire curiosity, creativity, and exploration, allowing children to learn and thrive naturally.

As one of our valued Consultants, Mandy brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to the clients she supports and to the team at Hourglass Consultancy. Whether it's advising on program development, staff training, facility design or supporting community-based leaders with their committee, budgets or A&R support, Mandy's insights and expertise empower service providers to deliver exceptional experiences for children and families.

With her unwavering commitment to excellence and her deep-rooted passion for early childhood education, Mandy Karriem continues to make a profound impact on the lives of children and the future of our early childhood education sector.

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