Carmel Richardson is the director of university-based Wiradjuri Preschool Child Care Centre. Carmel works alongside undergraduate students whom she mentors in their day-to-day work as beginning early childhood teachers employed by the university preschool. Carmel is interested in issues related to equity and diversity and supports those with whom she works to consider how a philosophy informed by principles of social justice might frame early childhood curriculum. Carmel has authored several publications including ‘Belonging: At the heart of relating to others’ an Everyday Learning Series title published by Early Childhood Australia, 2015. Carmel is a member of Early Childhood Australia’s Publications Committee.