Bachelor-qualified Early Childhood Educator
Angela Spencer is a Bachelor-qualified Early Childhood Educator, currently undertaking her Masters in Speech Pathology. With a passion for language and neuroscience, Angela works as an educational consultant; teaching evidence-based strategies aimed at regulating emotions and cultivate social skills to children, educators as well as families and the community. Angela has over 20 years of experience working with children in Australia, India, Europe, and South America, in a wide range of educational contexts.
Angela is an artist and musician, who enjoys nurturing creative expression and problem-solving strategies through the arts. With a passion for assessment, Angela’s tailoured approach to learning incorporates traditional and digital literacies; cultivating a positive association with learning environments through emotionally-enriching experiences. Utilising more than ten years of experience working with children on the spectrum and other forms of neurodiversity, Angela knows how to create a cohesive and inclusive learning environment. Angela’s years of experience in neurodiverse settings inform her practice, resulting in dynamic and engaging lessons.
At Bumblebee Arts Centre Angela provides a range of arts and music-based programs for early, primary and secondary learners. Angela also runs information sessions for parents and community groups, teaching strategies aimed at countering the difficulties associated with learning and behavioural difficulties. Angela is also available for private consultation and additional services aimed at wellbeing and lifelong skill development.
Current lessons being offered at Bumblebee include:
Mixed Media – exploring a range of mediums over the term, from origami to clay, t-shirt design and slime, this class is designed to keep students engaged.
Drawing class – explore portraiture, drawing human and animal figures of your choice, learn how to structure and build characters
Wellbeing class – Starting with a discussion circle, incorporating music, movement and art, this class is designed to provide a fun, safe space for students to express themselves creatively and without judgement.
Digital Art Class – Using iPads and Procreate, students are introduced to artistic concepts and skill application, incorporating traditional art and digital tools. This class is designed for artists who want to build their skills in traditional and digital artistic fields. The course also includes exhibition of works through a range of mediums including an online gallery, t-shirts and other media.
Baby music and movement classes – Develop a love of learning and appreciation of music in a group setting. Classes are dynamic and draw on Angela’s extensive experience in the Early Years, fundamental movement skill development and social-emotional learning.