TOPIC: Building stronger relationships with your working families.
Building partnerships with families is more than teamwork, it is a collaborative approach that takes commitment and mutual respect. Rebecca will guide you through practical insights into how to maintain your professionalism when working with families in their homes whilst still offering the warmth and nurturing they benefit so greatly from. Rebecca has been involved with children, families, and educators in various capacities for 20 years mentoring educators working in-home care.
This talk will leave you feeling confident in your communication as a nanny paired with perspectives on how children and families grow and develop beside us so we can best guide and support them.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Rebecca is a supportive and inspirational mentor who is the principal consultant of Stone & Sprocket an education consultancy and bush playgroup business on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia.
With a wealth of experience that spans across 20 years in a variety of; early childhood, early intervention, primary school, and adult learning environments, Rebecca prides herself with a long standing commitment to advocacy on the right for every child to access high quality education. This commitment has seen her involved action research and improvement of quality education for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

TOPIC: STEAM ahead for young children.
(STEAM: science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics)

This engaging workshop is going to focus on the STEAM approach in children aged 3 – 6 years and the ways that you can teach them towards more success in these skills in today’s ever-changing society. Merryn will be teaching you what STEAM is and help you gain greater motivation, confidence, skills, and strategies to implement STEAM and thinking skills.

You will take away a range of ideas and strategies to implement with your nanny kids, to help support them towards better skills in their learning journeys.

Merryn presented to a small group of ANA nanny members in Sydney last year and attendees raved about her workshop. It was a no brainer to get her back and on a bigger stage to share her knowledge.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: With over 20+ years of experience teaching, Merryn has a wealth of knowledge in supporting numeracy and literacy in early years and primary education. For the past 6 years Merryn has been Curriculum Coordinator at a primary school which sees her involved in the implementation of reading programs and providing stategies on how to develop reading, writing, speaking, listening and mathematical skills across the school.

Alongside this she has also been running her own business (Teaching Tools for Tots- making learning fun and meaningful) where she runs workshops and webinars on literacy, numeracy, thinking skills, numeracy and STEAM for educators, nannies, parents and carers.