Giant Steps Tasmania has a fantastic team of enthusiastic, experienced and professional people working together to implement our programs.



Tim Chugg

Our principal, Tim, has been a teacher for 15 years and has worked with children in a variety of settings. Tim has worked at Giant Steps Tasmania for twelve years and is in his fifth year as principal. Seeing the lives of families and children positively affected by Giant Steps Tasmania's programs provides the ongoing motivation to keep him striving to provide a world class program that meets the individual needs of all our clients.



Our teaching team consists of three qualified classroom teachers: Jelly in Green Room, Anita in Red Room and Bianca in Blue Room.  They manage the individual education programs for each child. It is a role that requires a great deal of skill and an ability to multitask and differentiate every lesson.

The teachers are also responsible for managing our team of therapists and teaching assistants and keeping the important people in our children’s lives up to date with their progress.


Speech and Language Pathologists

Terri Walker & Nupi Jaiswal

Terri & Nupi focus on the communication needs of our students. They are instrumental in developing children’s skills in language and nonverbal communication and in developing the staff's use of visual aids and communication technologies. They also provide individual and small group therapy sessions and advice to parents and carers as to how to best support their children.


Occupational Therapist

Siaren Lacangan

Siaren works in individual and small group sessions with the students. She provides a variety of services for our children which support the many sensory, physical and proprioceptive issues theyface.

Siaren is always available to talk to parents and other stakeholders about the progress of our children and clients.