Briana Thorne | Phoenix Support For Educators

Briana Thorne

Briana is a passionate and experienced early years education specialist. Briana has worked across a variety of roles in early years education as an Early Childhood Teacher, Educational Leader, Centre Director, Area Manager, State Manager and General Manager. Briana’s passion for the highest quality education and care led her to work for the Victorian Regulatory Authority supporting and assessing services practices and quality through regulatory and Assessment and Rating procedures. 

Briana has her Masters in Early Years Education with a specialisation in Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment. Briana’s philosophy places the child at the heart of every decision, connection and action across early years settings. Advocating for children’s agency, embracing children’s voices and child-led educational programming and planning has been a long-held practice.  

As an experienced leader and mentor, Briana enjoys teaching and supporting educators and leaders to build strong, supported teams of professionals with a shared culture of growth, care and to enable teams to flourish together. With a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Performing Arts, Briana has a dramatic streak and her skills in documentation and the written word support her in providing engaging and high quality training. 

In her downtime, Briana enjoys filling her giant Connection and Mastery cups by spending quality time with her family, taking on yet another project or challenging herself to learn something new time and again. 

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See what other educators think of Briana's coaching, mentoring, and workshops.

Lisa L
"The information was relatable and gave educators an understanding of the importance of critical reflection and how if you are going through A&R you need to start this and collate asap. As a sector simple ways of documenting this were discussed by Brianna."
Ivonne G
 "I believe the training was excellent and great value for money with the in-house coaching session and the online educator toolkit."
Krystle Backhaus
"We loved it! Not only myself but the entire team that participated - even those that didn't make the meeting but were here for the coaching and mentoring - amazing feedback and its hard to please everyone so we were so happy."