This workshop is in two parts. It kicks off on Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm with a workshop setting the scene, learning about infant environments to support active learning and development for children aged birth to 18 months. 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 Gowrie’s Mayfield centre to meet the environmental, developmental and learning needs of infants.
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.