2022 EVENT SPEAKERS

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CHILD AUSTRALIA

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SQUIGGLE KIDS

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NICKY NACKY NOO

 
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LAUREN GARDINER & DEBBIE ISAAC

Squiggle Kids | Memo Books

Hello! We are Debbie Isaac and Lauren Gardiner! We are the team behind Squiggle Kids.
We want to inspire families and educators to draw with children and to have the tools to engage and extend children in drawing activities.
Debbie has used drawing at home and in her paediatric occupational therapy practice as a way to engage children in a shared and joyful activity that develops fine motor and visual skills.
Lauren's interest in drawing stems from a desire to set her children up for a positive start to school.

CONNIE BORG

Child Australia

Connie has over 25 years’ experience in a variety of community and education and care services, holding positions that have given her a wealth of experience in service operations, family and community support and training, assessing, and mentoring. Connie is a passionate the care and education of all children but specializes in the areas of infants and toddlers, recently completing her masters in, Infant Mental Health. Along with strong community involvement, Connie believes support and guidance to build educator capacity is the best way to drive quality improvement and a sustainable service. Connie has spent some time working with children, families, and community in the remote in Willowra community which is located in Australia’s Central Desert region. During her time in Willowra Connie worked with the local Warlpiri Education and Training Trust (WETT) Reference group to develop community specific early childhood programs and staff, Early Childhood Training programs for the community.  


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PAMELA MARSDEN

Nicky Nacky Noo

I'm Pam Marsden, owner and founder of Nicky Nacky Noo - Messy Play. After multiple years of nannying and then doing Sensory play with my child and friends, I decided to comprehensively research the benefits of Sensory/Messy play. Well, let me tell you I was amazed at the information I found. It has been well known by many professionals that Sensory play enhances a child's developing brain. Engaging a child's multiple senses builds nerve connections in their brain's pathways, which lead to the child's ability to complete a more complex learning task. Using Sensory Play support language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem-solving skills and social interaction. The child thinks they are just playing and making a mess, however, they are doing amazing work. I will show you a few ways to incorporate Sensory play into your normal routine without it overwhelming you.

 

ADDITIONAL VALUE FOR ATTENDEES

Optional Extras

FIRST AID, CPR, ASTHMA & ANAPHYLAXIS TRAINING

Friday 25th March
Time TBC
Sunday 27th March
Time TBC

Refresh your skills with the accredited training available at a discounted rate