“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”
Maria Montessori

Specialising in early childhood development and communication, The Independent Child has helped families across Australia with practical solutions to help parents nurture the inborn drive of every child to be able to say “I can do it myself”.  We offer practical guidance, support and solutions to parents and educators through workshops, individual consultations and mentoring.



The Independent Child provides individual and group consulting services to parents, educators and early learning centres.  We have been providing a range of workshops and seminars to the early childhood learning community for over 10 years, as well as flexible face-to-face or Skype based consultancy tailored to specific needs.  For more information see our Services Page → {Colin - please fix this and point at Services page}




Public Workshops and Seminars:

  • Sydney Practical Parenting Seminar

March 10, Glebe Town Hall, 9AM to 4:30PM.

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"We would highly recommend her skills and experience for any family"

Kate Bright, Mother of Four

"I was completely stuck.  Then I found Ferne.  Within the first day she had my son sitting on the potty and cleaning up after himself"

Brittany Darling, Mother of Two 

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