School Ready Toolkit

Your children are at home. Perhaps preschool is closed for a while – and there’s only so many repeats of Peppa Pig that you can bear! You’re committed to ensuring that your children develop all of the positive skills they need to have a happy, healthy, confident start to primary school – but you’re not […]

Brando – Therapy Dog

Brando – Therapy Dog

Brando is the canine companion of Kids First dietitian, Lauren Hogg. As cute and friendly as he looks, Brando also plays an important clinical role because together with his ‘boss’, Lauren, he helps children to build trust, self-esteem and the courage to talk about tough topics, such as their worries about food. Brando is a […]

8 things your child’s preschool teachers want you to know

It’s a new preschool year and you’re hoping it will be the best one yet for your child. Kids First’s Early Learning Support Specialist, Kirsty Gale, shares eight tips for getting your little one’s first days of kindy or daycare off to a great start. 1. Goodbye tears usually don’t last for long Many children […]

Cleo Eshun-Wilson – Psychologist

Cleo Eshun-Wilson – Psychologist

Cleo ran a successful psychology practice in Hervey Bay for more than a decade before relocating to Sydney to join the Kids First team. She has supported children of all ages and their families and as a highly qualified Educational Psychologist, she is uniquely positioned to provide advice and guidance to families about children’s learning […]

Dietitian – Lauren Hogg

Dietitian – Lauren Hogg

Lauren is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a passion for supporting children and their families.   As a member of the Dietitian’s Association of Australia (DAA), she understands that food is often at the centre of family life, and that children who struggle with it can be a worry for mums, dads, teachers and other […]

Morgan Webster – Occupational Therapist

Morgan Webster – Occupational Therapist

Morgan has a Masters’ degree in Occupational Therapy and more than a decade’s experience as an OT. A long-standing member of the Kids First team and the busy mum of two active girls, she has a unique understanding of the challenges that many children and families face. Throughout her career, Morgan has worked extensively in […]

Free seminar: How to Support Your Bilingual Child

Bilingual children have unique language and learning skills As the parent or preschool teacher of bilingual children, your desire to help the kids in your care make the best possible start is natural…but how can you achieve this? 15% of Australian children live in homes where languages other than English are spoken. It’s important for […]

Rhiannan Close – Occupational Therapist

Rhiannan Close – Occupational Therapist

Originally from Western Australia, Rhiannan attended Curtin University where she completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy – Honours). She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with additional needs and prior to joining the Kids First team, worked for the Autism Association of WA for several years. Rhiannan’s work in paediatric private […]

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