About

I believe in the importance of play in the development of children.

I have been an early childhood education consultant, specializing in children's physical activity, since 1985.            

A former lecturer with the Macquarie University Institute of Early Childhood, I am founder of early play and EARLY PLAY AUSTRALIA  which are written for the parents of children from birth to age five. 

I have contributed to publications including Move and Learn,  the Gymbaroo Training Manual , Gymbaroo Newsletter, Move and Learn for children with special needs,  Physical Education Lesson Plan cards,  Early Years Newsletter.

I have collaborated with groups such as:

Department of Community Services

NSW Department of Education

Training and Further Education (TAFE) NSW

Baptist Teacher’s Federation

Gymbaroo

Playgroups NSW

Brisbane Community Art Centre

NSW State Health Department

PEOPLE WHO HAVE TAUGHT AND INFLUENCED ME: 

Jack Capon - Perceptual Motor Teacher

Margaret Sasse - Founder of Gymbaroo

Getman - visual learning expert 

 
 

 

I love helping others:

  • educate the whole child
  • implement active learning
  • understand and promote the value of play
  • implement developmentally appropriate active play for young children
  • develop children’s creativity

Other things about me:

I love nature.

My favourite books are children's picture books

I learnt ballet from the age of 4 and did not stop until I became a ballet teacher

I am a kinesthetic and visual learner

I am a mother of 5 children and grandmother to 2

I live in Sydney, Australia