Fran is the Course Co-ordinator of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) at TAFE NSW, Randwick College. Fran has presented at international and national conferences on sustainability and nature play in recent years. She has co-written and delivers the TAFE NSW Early Years Bush Connections course which won an Australasian Green Gown Award in 2013 and convenes the NSW Early Years Nature Connections group. In 2012 Fran was the recipient of the NSW Ministers Quality Teaching Award for TAFE NSW Sydney Institute for work in sustainability. Fran joined NSW ECEEN as a committee member in 2012 with a desire to support education in nature through the NSW ECEEN network.