“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”. I offer practical guidance, support and solutions to parents and educators through workshops, individual consultations and mentoring.



Find out more about the Montessori philosophy, consults, mentoring and the coming up workshops.

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If you are planning toilet training, communication

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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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