Sue Kurtovich, Consultant 

  • Specialist in early childhood education (ECE) centre administration and management
  • Over 25 years of sector experience
  • Extensive knowledge of the ECE regulatory environment
  • Strong policy and advocacy background
  • Confident and competent public speaker
  • Developer, designer and presenter of professional learning and development programmes 
  • Former childcare centre owner, manager and administrator - 15 years
  • Former President of the largest representative body of licensed early childhood education centres in New Zealand, the Early Childhood Council (ECC) and Chief Executive - 12 years

 

Sue has been invited to forums in New Zealand and around the world, to share her knowledge and experience, with presentations to:

  • World Bank, USA
  • Department of Education, The Philippines
  • World Forum on Care and Education, Malaysia and New Zealand
  • Not-for-Profit Network Australasia
  • Early Childhood Council, NZ
  • Montessori Association, NZ
  • REAP, NZ
  • World Association of Early Childhood Educators, Mexico and Spain
  • Childspace Institute, NZ
  • NAEYC, USA

 

A frequent commentator on a range of issues relating to ECE and small business more generally with numerous print, television and radio appearances including:

  • Breakfast TV
  • Morning Report
  • One News
  • New Zealand Herald
  • Dominion Post
  • The Press
  • Sunday Star-Times
  • Newstalk ZB
  • Unlimited
  • New Zealand Management