* Consultancy Services

David is a passionate, knowledgeable and intuitive educator. I continue to learn from his deep understanding of inquiry and research-based learning.


“David helped me to look at the children’s dialogue from a different angle, gaining more depth from our class discussions, which in turn will help me to create more meaningful learning experiences for them…I found the whole experience extremely valuable…”



David can offer workshops, presentations or tailored professional learning sessions, all designed in collaboration with you, your context and needs. Having been a teacher for many years, David is able to make ‘real life’ connections and bring to life stories from practice. Visit “About David” to find out more about some of his areas of interest and expertise.

Online Learning

As well as webinar offerings, you can make contact with David to discuss possibilities for online meetings, discussion groups and Professional Learning.


Services include mentoring, ongoing support, and a personalised approach to capacity building, growth and bringing about positive change. David prides himself on the relationships he is able to create and maintain with the individuals, teams and settings he works alongside and his genuine commitment to getting to know you and your context.

Collaborative Projects

One of the things David loves is the opportunity to work with individuals or teams on a project that is of interest to them and has research with children and families at its core. This type of project might stem from a question or wondering you have about children’s ideas, thinking or theories, getting closer to children’s meaning-making strategies, exploring environments or materials, or using documentation to help design possible ways forward. Collaborative projects such as this aim to put David alongside you or your team as a co-researcher. They can energise and reinvigorate your work, are often engaging and rich in potential, and open to many possibilities and pathways. Chat to David today about the opportunities you might see in your context for enhancing your pedagogical discussions and critical reflection.

Let’s collaborate!

© David Gilkes Early Years Education Consultant, 2020

I acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land upon which I live, work and learn. I pay my respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

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