The ANA is proud to announce that Joanne Matthews will be a speaker at our annual convention in November. Joanne is the national president for Reflux Infants Support Association Inc. (RISA). As a mum of two babies who experienced reflux, Joanne is looking forward to bringing her advice and experience to the nanny community.

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Dr Kaylene Henderson is a trusted Child Psychiatrist and member of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health. Dr Kaylene also developed the online course series, “Raising good kids: managing behaviour and emotions from 0 – 5” to provide support for parents and early childhood professionals. 

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The ANA is proud to announce the our next #ANAconvention guest speaker, Simone Emery from Play With Food! A food technologist by trade, Simone is excited to bring her extensive knowledge to the nanny industry through a lively hands on demonstration about feeding fussy kids. Offering convention guests a range of evidence based techniques and strategies to provide the right tools to take home and reignite passion for eating with kids.

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The ANA is proud to announce the our next #ANAconvention guest speaker, Lauren Brown from Lollaby. Lauren is a professional nanny based in Melbourne and has recently launched her latest venture, Nanny Boss Workshops. These workshops and consultations are aimed at helping nannies showcase their service effectively and learn the right self-management skills to succeed. Lauren is looking forward to bringing Nanny Boss to the ANA community!

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Kathleen O’Shaughn. Kathleen works with Workplace Health and Safety Queensland as a Small Business Safety Advisor. With an impressive 20 year career in the field of health and safety, Kathleen has a special interest in the topics within child care and is looking forward to talking to nannies about the importance of Health and Safety and how they can manage their roles in Australian homes accordingly.

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The ATO will be having a stall at the ANA Convention and will be there to help you with information and general queries. The ATO can provide you with up-to-date information and tips about tax and super in Australia.

 

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Karyn Johns is a Certified Practising Speech Language Pathologist who has worked with children and families since 1989. Karyn is passionate about sharing information and strategies with families, teachers and early childhood professionals that will support language, literacy and social skills development. She is a part of the team at S.P.E.E.C.H which is a private speech pathology practice offering a range of services to families, early childhood centres, and schools across Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Tweed areas.

 

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Child Safety Solutions Australia aims to improve Child Safety Education and awareness in order to keep Aussie kids as safe as possible. We all know car seats and restraints can be confusing but they are extremely important and Michele is here to share some important tips and information that you need to know to keep kids safe while strapped in.

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Amelia is the proud author of Toby the Teddy “Is this an emergency? Ambulance”. The book was created by Amelia after her time working with local, state and international emergency medical services. She is passionate about educating children about their role in an emergency and how we as adults can take steps to make sure they are ready.

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 We have Music With Monica and Kellie Walters. Monica will be hosting a breakout workshop and Kellie will be our final Keynote speaker for the day.

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Janita Docherty is a Cybercrime Prevention and Internet Safety Specialist, retired Australian Police officer with 21 years’ service. Janita has an intricate knowledge on the workings of Facebook from a criminology perspective, a subject matter expert recognised for her work to achieve effective management of online issues and child protection.

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Kellie has also recently started My Biological Garden, a business aimed at teaching kids and parents how to grow their own produce using natural systems and processes. Kellie LOVES talking about how micro-ecosystems are integral to us all growing together.

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