Barbara Langford has been a Montessori teacher for over 30 years during which time she has established seven highly regarded Montessori ECEC centres in Adelaide as owner and founder of SA Montessori. Barbara is a passionate advocate for raising the quality of education and care for young children. She spent many years as the President of both Childcare SA and also Childcare Associations Australia enabling her to champion at both a State and Federal Government level for the benefits of high quality early education for children. Barbara also runs her own consultancy company, volunteers on many boards and organisations to advocate for the early childhood sector. Barbara is recognised as a leader in the early childhood sector and received a National Excellence in Teaching Award.