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Hello, my name is Jordan,

I am a Masters Qualified Play Therapist with APPTA (Australasia and Pacific Play Therapy Association)  and Reg. Certified Practising Counsellor/Psychotherapist with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia)

My passion is supporting children and their families to improve their mental health and wellbeing

I have a number of tertiary qualifications and experience that provide me with the knowledge to work in collaboration with families to reach their goals and support their child therapeutically. 

  • Bachelor of Criminology

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science

  • Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Child Play

  • Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Child Play

  • Masters of Family Studies

  • Masters of Child Play Therapy 

  • Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies

  • Masters of Autism Studies/Developmental Education  (Currently studying)

I am a trained facilitator of the Therapeutic Child Play program 'Learn to Play', Certified Lego Therapist and also trained to facilitate group workshops such as the Peaceful Kids program and I'm currently offering the Peaceful Kids program to local schools, organisations and community groups. I also have training through Girl Power Workshops Australia. 

I am a mum of four and have experience working with families of great diversity as a Family Services Practitioner within The Child, Youth and Family Services sector and previously as an Early Parenting Practitioner for the Queen Elizabeth Centre, a well-known Melbourne-based parenting education centre helping parents and carers to increase their skills and form greater bonds with their young children. 

 

MEET OUR GROUP FACILITATORS

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EMILY R

Final Year Speech Pathology Student, Education Support Worker 
&  Group Facilitator

Hello! I'm Emily, a workshop facilitator at Foundations for Childhood. I've previously co-facilitated programs like Ready Set Prep, Girl Power, Boy Crew workshops, and Peaceful Kids. This term, I'll be leading Girl Power and Boy Crew groups. Currently finishing my Bachelor of Speech Pathology, I also have extensive experience in education support with primary school children. I'm passionate about fostering confidence, self-esteem, and social skills in children of all abilities. Let's create a supportive and fun environment to help our young participants shine this term!

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MOLLY A

Education Support Worker
& Group Facilitator 

Hello, I'm Molly. I'm leading our Music, Mess, and Movement baby and toddler groups and co-facilitating our Preschool Power program at Foundations for Childhood. I am mum of two little ones, and have extensive experience as an education support in local schools. I'm passionate about child development and neurodiversity, transitioning from supporting primary school children to focusing on our little ones and their development and attachment with parents/caregivers. I incorporate my creative qualities to create engaging sensory experiences during our sessions.

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HOLLY B

Youth Worker
& Group Facilitator 

Hi there! I'm Holly, a youth worker excited to lead the Girl Power and Boy Crew groups at Foundations for Childhood. I'm passionate about nurturing individuality and confidence in young people, helping them develop better social strategies and emotional regulation supports. With experience in youth camps like our Local camp Wombats, and holding a Diploma in youth work, I'm committed to empowering our participants this term

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