"Talk and Share"Parenting - How to enjoy instead of "surviving those first few months" and beyond!Sleep Settling and Routine - "One Step Ahead": What to expect from Day 1 - What is realistic - How do you do it.Communication - Learning to recognise your baby's language and how to respond to it.Play - What babies and young children really need and enjoy while developing their creativity and imagination.Behaviour - "My child is ok!" Looking at age appropriate behaviour - Learning practical strategies to encourage positive responses.Looking after yourself - Essential to looking after your relationship and your family! - Practical tips.How our Talks work:You may like to invite us to your playgroup or mothers' group.You may like to invite us to your home.You may like to meet at a park, a Café! Suggestions are welcome!Talks are held for two hours when you will have the opportunity to ask questions, share and exchange ideas with other parents, walking away with practical solutions while having fun. Note: Please contact me if you are interested in any other topic not listed here or would like to discuss alternative arrangements. We aim at meeting your needs! Cost: $15 per attendee - Minimum 5 parents (to ensure effective interaction)
Dip. Early Childhood Education; Dip. Community Welfare Work Cert. IV in Training & Assessment Annabel is the mother of two children and a qualified Early Childhood Educator and Welfare Worker. She has been working and supporting families from different backgrounds, cultures and languages for over 15 years. She has worked in hospital settings as Mothercraft Nurse, in Mother-Baby Units (sleep schools), individual home visiting, Child Care Centres and Kindergartens. She speaks English, Spanish and has fun with Italian! Throughout her different roles, supporting parents and families has always been a passion. Annabel believes that parents are the experts in raising their children; in identifying what is best for them and their families. She believes that nobody knows a baby or a child like his parents. Annabel believes in working in partnership with parents, by encouraging their strengths, listening to their needs and supporting them in discovering and identifying their existing parenting skills. Her experience has shown her that in the most cases, parents are very knowledgeable about what they need to do; they just need that extra support to reassure them that what they are doing is right. That is why, her one on one support, is so effective and positive. It was Annabel’s conversations with parents that inspired her to start Time to Sleep. She strongly believes that combining her knowledge of sleep issues in babies and children with your intimate knowledge of your baby or child, you are on the way to a good night of sleep.