Manager/Director, Indooroopilly Montessori Children's House

CARMEL ELLIS is the Manager/Director of the Indooroopilly Montessori Children’s House (IMCH), a 168 place Long Day Care Centre in Brisbane, Queensland. Carmel ran her own business, Indooroopilly Montessori Pre-school Centre for over 20 years before selling and working for Edmund Rice Education Australia. Carmel worked in close consultation with a behaviour change specialist and was involved in the early writing of the internationally published “You Can Do It” Early Childhood Programme and the introduction into the Centre of a social/emotional guidance programme titled “Guided Choices”. Carmel has ensured that the Centre encompasses an inclusion programme and she has been recognised personally as a winner of the ECIA Qld Chapter Quality Inclusive Practice Award in 2005, with staff at the Centre winning the team award for 2007.