Meet our Team
Lynda Slavinskis, our founder and lead presenter is:
An old Macrob girl;
A lawyer of 16 years experience working for large corporations such as Sussan Corporation and Tattersalls and in her own successful business law firm Lynda Slavinskis Lawyers and Consultants (LSLC) for almost a decade until selling in 2013 to dedicate her life to education of young children;
Victorian finalist Telstra Business Woman of the Year Awards 2006;
Member of Small Business Advisory Council to the Victorian Small Business Minister for 2 successive terms between 2005 and 2010;
Past board member of The Craig Family Centre Inc, Alfred Road Kindergarten and Mission Massimo Foundation;
Co-founder of The Edge Charitable Fund, a charity established to assist disadvantaged children in the Ashburton, Ashwood and Chadstone areas to access educational and co-curricular services.
In addition to a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Monash University, Lynda studied a Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education at Deakin University. The subject matter of her masters thesis which is due for completion in 2017 relates to dance education in early childhood settings and she has already been invited to complete a PhD at Deakin based on her outstanding academic record.
Lynda has worked as an early childhood teacher in the bestchance cluster, at Bialik College ELC and at the Born to Soar, one day school for gifted children. She has also delivered the All The Doo Dah Day programs at various kindergartens, childcare centres, family day cares and adult day centres since 2012. Lynda is also an engaging and popular presenter and delivered numerous seminars in her previous life on law and business. She now delivers fun, interactive professional development workshops for early childhood educators on the use of music and movement in their programs. She has delivered seminars at the Geelong Early Years Conference, for the Bestchance Kindergarten Cluster and for the City of Glen Eira.
Lynda is an accomplished, classical and contemporary trained singer and musician with years of experience performing professionally in bands and cabaret shows to a variety of audiences in Australia and overseas. She has gained a plethora of awards in music (electronic organ), music theory and singing from the Australian Music Examinations Board and The Australian Music Guild and has won many prizes at eisteddfods around Australia. Lynda has also trained in dance (ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre) and drama from a young age.
Lynda is a passionate proponent of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education which sees children as beautiful, creative, competent, and capable. She loves to listen to and learn from children as a collaborator and co-choreographer in their learning. She wishes to see the creative power of each individual child spill from within, rather than simply teaching steps or the right notes. She seeks to witness transformation through performing arts education – for children, their families and their educators to find happiness in learning.
Lynda is married to Peter and is mum to Elijah. She has a bengal cat named Frankie, loves swimming and her favourite places are Paris and Broome. Her ambitions are to obtain her doctorate in education, to advocate for gifted children and to make a living from public speaking.