Dr Sandra Cheeseman

Dr. Sandra Cheeseman

Department of Educational Studies
Macquarie University


Sandra Cheeseman is a lecturer in early childhood policy, leadership and professional experience. She brings to this role extensive experience as an early childhood teacher, director and senior manager.

Sandra was a member of the core writing team of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for Australia and has since worked as a consultant on a number of related research and professional projects.

Sandra has wide-ranging experience in design and delivery of professional learning programs translating theory and research in a practical context. Her recent projects have included: The Quality Interactions Study, NSW DEC Preschools; DEEWR funded Professional Learning Projects (PLP) supporting the introduction of both the EYLF and NQS to the sector; and Professional Development to support the pilot project for the introduction of the NSW DEC Transition to School Statement. Sandra is currently investigating the influence of curriculum documents on the experience of infants in early childhood settings.