Annika Williams – Wise Choices Careers Advisor

Annika Williams – Wise Choices Careers Advisor

In her role as Kids First's Wise Choices program leader, careers Advisor Annika Williams provides young people and their families with an opportunity to access expert, objective advice and as they consider the many pathways that young people can take to as they pursue life beyond the school gate .

Dimity Blank – Child & Family Clinician

Dimity Blank – Child & Family Clinician

Kids First Children's Services clinician, Dimity Blank, supports children and young people who require extra understanding. She is passionate about providing solutions for children and families when learning, behavioural, developmental or identity differences create stress, anxiety, and relationship issues.

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 […]

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. […]

Kate Caldecott-Davis – Consultant Psychologist

Kate Caldecott-Davis – Consultant Psychologist

Kate is a warm and empathic child and adolescent psychologist with vast experience working within NSW Department of Education, Catholic and Independent school systems, early childhood, and private practice settings. Kate is also a PsyBa-Approved Supervisor and at Kids First, she provides professional supervision support to the emerging clinicians who are part of our Stronger […]

Natalie Martin – Occupational Therapist

Natalie Martin – Occupational Therapist

Natalie Martin is an experienced paediatric occupational therapist who is a member of the multi-disciplinary children's health team at Kids First Children's Services in Sydney's northern beaches

Renee Eyre – Psychologist

Renee Eyre – Psychologist

Renee Eyre is an experienced child psychologist who works at Kids First Children's Services in Sydney's northern beaches

End of the year survival guide for time-poor parents

After a BIG year, the run up to December holidays can be exhausting for children, families and hard-working teachers. When everyone is tired, the last weeks of preschool and school can be tricky. With routines out of kilter, exciting extra outings and a seemingly urgent need to catch up with everyone you know before 25 […]

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