Meet the Team

Kathryn has assembled a team of experts who share her passion for creating great environments.

Dr Kathryn Murray

Dr Kathryn Murray is passionate about creating opportunities to give children the best possible start in life. She is grateful to be the founder of Future Strong Education Consultancy, based in Australia. She is an environment design expert and the creator of Brain-SET Environments© Design Formula. Kathryn is an award-winning early childhood education specialist, highly sought-after public speaker, workshop facilitator and coach. She has written numerous articles on productive environments, teaching practices and parenting. Kathryn works globally and uses her 40+ years of experience, research and intuition to support children, educators, teams, leaders and parents to be the best they can be.

Kathryn’s qualifications include Doctor of Education, Master of Education, Bachelor of Education, Diploma of Teaching (Preschool/Primary), Certificate IV in Training and Assessing and numerous certificates and awards.

Dr Sue Allingham

Dr Sue Allingham is an independent early childhood consultant. Her consultancy ‘Early Years Out of the Box’ was born after she and her colleagues noticed the increasing culture of tick boxes and the labelling of children. Sue works with educators to help them to think “outside the box” when creating learning environments and teaching practices.

As an Independent Consultant, Author and Trainer, Sue is known for her practical style of coaching, mentoring, modelling, training and working alongside ​early childhood teams.  Her interest in ​neuroscience, teaching and learning ​has enabled her to guide educators to create learning environments that support the development of children and adults alike

​Sue has completed the Brain-SET Environments Formula training program. This accreditation supports her work with educators to create calm, intentional learning spaces – purposely supporting each child’s brain development using playful learning opportunities. 

Sue firmly believes that every child is entitled to spend their days in a developmentally informed learning environment, with calm and empowered educators.

Kavita Tanna

Kavita Tanna is the founder of a social enterprise, Globally Reconnect. She is a PreK-12 Global Education Coach and a facilitator of mission-driven work with communities around the world. Kavita is a graduate of the Brain-SET Environments Formula training program that enables her to empower early childhood educators to design ​intentional learning environments. ​She guides educators to develop an understanding of the importance of creating intentional, calm spaces that support playful learning and brain development in all children. Kavita’s vision is to co-create a harmonious world in which all living systems can flourish.