Parent Support

Learn to Play

(online course)

Transition to Kindy

(live course in October

Feeding Difficulties

(1:1 parent coaching)

Emotional Regulation

(1:1 parent coaching)

Parent Course – Learn to Play 

‘Learn to Play’ is a therapy approach used to support young children, and will help work on attention, problem solving, social communication and social joint and shared attention. You can find out more about Learn to Play here.

The course is a mix of theoretical and practical learning that is broken down into 8 sessions over 8 weeks. It is aimed to give knowledge to parents about their child’s play, the importance of pretend play, how parents can be a play partner for their child and how they can facilitate play at home. Play is highly important to develop so that children have the skills to be social beings and social friends. It allows them to make sense of their world. This is known to be crucial for later academic skills where imaginative play is the foundation for narrative writing skills and theory of mind. It is also shown to strengthen analysing and problem-solving skills.

We want this course to be accessible and flexible for our families. The theory of the course will be made available to parents online in video format. Once the learning material has been digested, parents have access to four (4) sessions with an OT for 30 minutes to discuss your child and the practical aspects of implementing Learn to Play at home. The 2 hours (total) of 1:1 time with the OT can be tailored to each family’s individual needs.

If you want to sign up, you can contact reception. They will send you the links for the course and organise your 1:1 appointments.

Parent Workshop – Transition to Kindy

Join us for our highly anticipated “Transition to Kindy” parent workshop designed to empower you with the tools and knowledge you need to ensure a successful and confident start to your child’s school journey.

Purpose and Goals:
Our workshop is designed to equip parents with comprehensive information and actionable strategies to make the transition to kindergarten a seamless and positive experience for your child. Our goals include:

  • Providing parents with an organised “To Do List” of preparation activities to ensure a smooth transition.
  • Equipping parents with practical tools, including social stories and templates such as the “one page profile,” to effectively communicate your child’s needs to the school.
  • Offering sensory strategies that promote comfort and engagement for your child in the school environment.

Workshop Format:
This single event workshop offers an intimate and engaging coffee morning setting, encouraging open discussions and sharing of valuable insights.

Leading the workshop are our expert facilitators:

  • Leona Brennan, Occupational Therapist, who brings professional expertise in child development and transition strategies.
  • Sarah Waugh, a seasoned parent expert, providing a unique perspective and practical advice for navigating the school transition journey.

Our comprehensive agenda covers essential topics to ensure your child’s smooth transition to kindergarten:


  • OT preparation activities for school – To Do List
  • Crafting a Social Story for a successful transition to school
  • Introduction to the “One Page Profile” as an effective communication tool
  • Implementing sensory strategies to support your child’s comfort in the school environment


  • Choosing the right school for your child
  • Navigating local schools vs. out-of-area options
  • Special schools, support units, and mainstream schools: pros and cons
  • Understanding requirements for accessing special schools and support units
  • Nov/Dec preparation for school: Orientation programs and extra sessions for special needs kids
  • Building a positive teacher relationship for a successful start to school

Registration and Contact:
To secure your spot at this invaluable workshop or to inquire further, please reach out to our reception team. This event is a unique opportunity to gain insights, guidance, and actionable steps for a smooth transition to kindergarten.

Parent Coaching for Feeding Difficulties

Understanding Your Child’s Feeding Journey
At OT Kids Academy, we comprehend the intricate nature of feeding difficulties and the impact this can have on a child’s development and Parent stress levels. Our expert Occupational Therapists offer specialised parent coaching services aimed at guiding families through the challenges of feeding difficulties and promoting positive mealtime experiences.

Why Choose Parent Coaching?
Parent coaching for feeding difficulties is a personalised pathway designed to empower parents in fostering their child’s eating skills. Our coaching encompasses everything from refining mealtimes to providing guidance on effective home feeding therapy practices. Our skilled Occupational Therapists bring a wealth of expertise to address a broad spectrum of feeding challenges, ranging from picky eating to sensory sensitivities. By engaging in our coaching services, you’ll acquire valuable insights, hands-on strategies, and customized guidance, transforming mealtimes into moments of nourishment and connection. As you support your child in developing essential eating skills, you’re building a foundation upon which they can increase their repertoire of food.

Our Approach:
Our approach to feeding difficulties coaching is centered around collaboration and understanding. We acknowledge the unique circumstances of each family and child, and we work together with you to create personalized solutions. Our goal is to empower you with the tools and knowledge needed to foster a positive relationship with food and enable your child to develop healthy eating habits.

Online and In-Person Coaching:
We offer both online and in-person coaching sessions to accommodate your preferences and convenience. Our flexible approach ensures that you receive expert guidance regardless of your location, enabling you to embark on this journey from the comfort of your home or in a face-to-face setting.

Contact Us:
If feeding difficulties have become a source of stress in your household, we invite you to connect with us to explore how our parent coaching for feeding challenges can make a meaningful difference in your child’s life. Together, we can help your child develop a positive relationship with food and create a foundation for lifelong well-being.

Positive Parenting for Emotional Regulation 

Empowering Families through Specialised Parent Coaching
At OT Kids Academy, we understand that every child’s journey is unique, and we are here to provide comprehensive support for both children and their families. Our expert Occupational Therapists offer specialised parent coaching services designed to empower parents and enhance the overall harmony and well-being of home life.

Why Choose Parent Coaching?
Do you want practical strategies and effective techniques to manage challenging emotions and behaviours? Our Parent coaching is an invaluable resource that empowers parents to navigate their child’s challenges with confidence and effectiveness. Our guidance will help you develop a deeper understanding of your child’s individual needs. Whether your child is facing emotional regulation hurdles, behaviour challenges or sensory processing difficulties, we understand the impact on their daily activities and relationships. Our coaching sessions provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to create a smoother path for your child and family.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Emotional Regulation Challenges: Learn techniques to help your child manage their emotions and develop healthy coping strategies.
  • Behaviour Difficulties: Receive guidance on addressing challenging behaviours that impact various aspects of your child’s life, including school, friendships, play, and home life.
  • Sensory Processing Challenges: Gain insights into your child’s sensory processing and discover practical ways to create a sensory-friendly environment for your child, thereby improving their regulation and participation in life.

Online and Face-to-Face Coaching:
We offer the flexibility of both online and face-to-face coaching sessions to accommodate your schedule and preferences. Whether you’re seeking guidance from the comfort of your home or prefer an in-person session, our Occupational Therapists are ready to provide you with the support you need.

Our Approach:
Our approach to parent coaching is rooted in understanding and collaboration. We recognise that each family is unique, and our goal is to work together with you to develop strategies that align with your child’s strengths and challenges. With our expert guidance and your commitment, we can foster positive change and empower your child to thrive in all areas of life.

Contact Us:
If you’re ready to embark on this journey of growth and empowerment for both you and your child, we invite you to contact our reception team on 02 8040 0876 to learn more about our parent coaching services. Together, we can make a lasting impact on your child’s development and well-being.

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