Jennifer Ribarovski has more than 30 years’ experience in the education and care sector. Through her work as State Operations Manager for the NSW Regulatory Authority and Senior Advisor for the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority, she played a key role in the implementation of the National Quality Framework. Jennifer also worked with state and territory governments on national policy related to the framework and helped train authorised officers in assessing and rating centres against the National Quality Standard.
Currently, Jennifer is the Managing Director of JR Education Consulting Services and provides support, guidance and professional development to education and care professionals nationally and internationally. She has a unique ability to translate educational theory into practice in accessible ways and has delivered professional development sessions to more than 10,000 educators across Australia.
Jennifer is also currently working with the University of Sydney on the design and delivery of study units for undergraduate and postgraduate programs in early childhood education. In 2020, Jennifer co-authored the book Professional Communication for Early Childhood Educators with Dr Marianne Fenech to address a significant gap in the literature and help students and practising educators develop interpersonal and workplace communication skills.
Jennifer’s educational qualifications include a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) degree and a Master of Educational Leadership and Management degree with distinction.