Category Archives: Education & Tuition

Annika Williams – Wise Choices Careers Advisor

Annika Williams – Wise Choices Careers Advisor

Kids First’s careers advisor, Annika Williams, is a leading Sydney careers professional with contacts in a vast number of tertiary education and vocational training settings. 

An experienced and highly respected teacher, Annika has an exceptionally broad and current understanding of the options available to young people as they consider study, work and life after school.

In her role as Kids First’s Wise Choices program leader, Annika provides young people and their families with an opportunity to access expert, objective advice.

Her priority, always, is to help young people identify their strengths and skills so that they can move forward to a satisfying, rewarding, and meaningful future.

Through standardised skills and affinities testing, Annika helps young people to make informed choices and to consider possibilities that include, but are not limited to:

  • University study
  • TAFE courses
  • Cadetships
  • Internships
  • Traineeships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Gap Years
  • Sponsored work-based study programs
  • Volunteer programs

Students and families from all over Sydney travel to Kids First Children’s Services in Brookvale to consult with Annika, who is available for Wise Choices Careers Advice and Assessments by appointment only.

Contact us on (02) 9938 5419 or follow the link below so that a young person that you are about can benefit from Annika’s experience and practical careers advice.

Contact Kids First Children's Services here

4 things to do when your child has a fight with a friend

  Ever heard the saying ‘we have friends for reasons and friends for seasons?’ This might sound completely rational for a grown adult whose friendship with another person might have recently cooled, but for kids, losing a friend can cause anxiety and distress. Childhood friendships fracture for many reasons, but when they do, children with… Continue Reading

Sensitive kids: How to have a successful parent-teacher meeting

I once taught a student whose anxious mum was always keen to speak with me. I understood that her earnest pursuit of my attention was simply an attempt to ensure the best for her sensitive only child and did my best to respond positively to her frequent emails, phone calls and unannounced after class visits.… Continue Reading

School cut off dates: When can my child start school?

Preview(opens in a new tab) One of the trickiest thing about starting school in Australia is that every state seems to do it differently! Instead of all children starting school when they are of a similar age, each state has its own set of rules about the age at which children can start school. And… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

The Australian bushfire crisis: How your kids can help

Australia’s bushfires have brought unprecedented loss, fear and sadness to our nation and as ‘city slickers’ it’s hard not to feel guilty as our country cousins struggle with drought, fire and untold tragedy. All is not lost, however, because the spirit of Aussie mateship is alive and well – and it is something we can… Continue Reading

Kirsty Gale - Early Learning Support Specialist

Kirsty Gale – Assistant Director / Early Learning Support Specialist

Kirsty’s 20 year teaching career has been dedicated to helping children meet their full potential and providing parents and educators with practical strategies that improve children’s learning, social and emotional futures. With a Masters’ Degree in Special Education, Kirsty’s post-graduate training in supporting children and families with unique needs means that she is a respected… Continue Reading