- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Development)
- Certified Kidding Around Yoga Instructor
- Over 12 years of experience working in Education & Childcare
- ASD – Managing Stress – Coping with Change - Transitioning to School
- Griffin OT – Sensory Processing
- First Aid / CPR / Anaphylaxis
- Registered NDIS Provider
- You Can Do It! Education
- Play Is The Way
- Kids Matter
- Registered NDIS Provider
Ever since I was a little girl I always knew I wanted to be a teacher and to work with young children. After finishing High School, I completed my Certificate III in Children's Services at TAFE and started my journey working in child care centres. However, this wasn't enough, and I wanted to learn all I could about child development, so I enrolled into my Bachelor of Education at JCU majoring in Early Childhood. After graduating from my degree, I decided it was time to see what Primary Education was all about and signed up to be a relief teacher to experience as many schools and year levels as I could.
Learn Naturally uses a range of mental health and social-emotional wellbeing programs such as:
Michael Bernard's You Can Do It! Education
youcandoiteducation.com.au & youcandoiteducation.com.au/parents
This is a program for promoting student social-emotional wellbeing through the use of activities, Circle Time, and fun characters; Connie Confidence, Pete Persistence, Oscar Organisation, Gabby Get Along, and Ricky Resilience.
KidsMatter Early Childhood
This is a national mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention initiative specifically developed for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services. It has been developed through collaboration with the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, beyondblue, the Australian Psychological Society and Early Childhood Australia.
Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson's book "The Whole-Brain Child"
This book talks about finding opportunities to help children thrive and "lay the groundwork for integration and mental health".
Wilson McCaskill’s Play Is The Way
PLAY IS THE WAY® is a practical methodology for teaching social and emotional skills using guided play, activities and an empowering language. It is a behaviour education program using wisdom, not force, and is suitable for primary school children of all ages, abilities and ethnic backgrounds.
Teaches children about emotions using play-based tools such as the Time-In Toolkit, Calming Corner, and Peacemakers cards. Building self-control, social skills, mindfulness, and making connection a habit.
Yoga & Meditation
Teaches children yoga, meditation and mindfulness using their original songs, stories, games and child friendly yoga poses.