This workshop is in two parts. It kicks off on Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm with a workshop setting the scene, learning about environments for toddlers aged 18 months-3 years to support young children’s active learning and development. On Saturday we have a practical morning working together to use the theory we have explored to actively explore setting up the space using Loose Parts at the local Gowrie NSW service to meet the environmental, developmental and learning needs of toddlers.


About your presenter: Dr Katherine Bussey

Dr Katherine Bussey, is a passionate infant, toddler and early childhood specialist and advocate originally from New Zealand living in Melbourne working as a Research Fellow. She has spent the last 18 years actively learning about, and developing practice in, NZ and Australian early childhood education based on the Pikler® approach and Magda Gerber’s Educaring Approach (RIE®). She is currently working on the process of becoming a Pikler pedagogue, and is the chairperson of ITANA. Katherine mentors and provides professional learning and development for educators, engaging in inspiring critical reflection, learning and growth in infant, toddler and early childhood teams.

16jul(jul 16)6:00 pm18(jul 18)12:30 pmRich Learning Environments For Toddler Play - 2 Part - ErskinevilleErskineville, Level 1, 1 Elliott Ave Erskineville NSW 2043Location:Erskineville

19mar(mar 19)6:00 pm21(mar 21)12:30 amRich Learning Environments For Toddler Play - 2 Part - DubboDubboLocation:Dubbo