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Workshops for Parents


** Please sign up early as places are limited and first come first served **

Existing parents are welcome to send your RSVP to: carrie.johnson@woodlandschools.com
 


 

Breastfeeding by Yvonne Heavyside
 

Date:  9th October (Mon)
Time:   6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location:   The Woodland Montessori Academy, Mid-Levels


We would like to invite you to a breastfeeding workshop conducted by Yvonne Heavyside, Lactation Consultant.

The session will cover advice on how to successfully breastfeed your baby and the importance of getting off to a good start. There will be a question and answer session at the conclusion of the talk. We will discuss ways to get off to a good start by immediate skin to skin contact and frequent undisturbed feeding as well as the following topics:

 •  Breasts - Does size matter?
 •  Implants, breast reduction, inverted nipples - How may they affect feeding?
 •  How milk is made and supply maintained
 •  Effective latching
 •  How to build up good supply
 •  Returning to work and breastfeeding
 •  Common problems and how to prevent them

We welcome external parents to come join us as well. Please specify the workshop you would like to attend and send your name and contact details to: seminar@woodlandschools.com

 



How to Choose and Train a Domestic Helper by Yvonne Heavyside
 

Date:  1st November (Wed)
Time:   6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location:   The Woodland Montessori Academy, Mid-Levels
 

Yvonne Heavyside has worked with Mothers and babies in HK for over 20 years and teachers domestic helper first aid and childcare courses.

Have you noticed how frequently the topic of domestic helpers comes up on social media? And how varied and tense responses are? This topic consistently causes many of the Mothers Yvonne works with anguish, particularly concerning the employment of Domestic Helpers looking after babies and young children.

This session will be an honest discussion about the common problems Yvonne have encountered whilst working in Hong Kong with families and from training domestic helpers.  Tips will be given on how best to achieve effective communication. The following topics will also be discussed:

  •  Understand what you really want from a helper
  •  Explore the best way to find a domestic helper compatible with your family
  •  Suggestion on what to look for during interview
  •  Importance of following up references Pre-employment health checks
  •  Suggestions of how helpers can be trained within the home
  •  The importance of establishing good communication from day 1
  •  Course recommendations for developing helper skills will also be discussed

We welcome external parents to come join us as well. Please specify the workshop you would like to attend and send your name and contact details to: seminar@woodlandschools.com
 

Yvonne Heavyside
BA (Hons), RGN, HV Dip, DN Cert, IBCLC, Further Education Teachers Certificate, NSC Instructor

Yvonne is a UK trained and registered general nurse. She is also a registered nurse in Hong Kong and a Health Visitor (maternal & child health specialist), Lactation Consultant, Further Education Teacher and First Aid & CPR Instructor. 

Yvonne has over 30 years’ experience as a nurse both in the UK and in Hong Kong, and she previously worked in the Matilda International hospital running their well-baby clinic. She founded her own company, The Family Zone, specifically to provide a personal, professional, hands-on service for new mums. In addition to this wealth of experience, Yvonne is the mother of three children and grandmother to two.

 

 

Supporting Positive Behaviour through Effective Parenting Strategies by Carrie Johnson
 

Date:  18th Oct 2017 (Wed)
Time:  6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location:  The Woodland Montessori Academy, Mid-Levels
 

This presentation will cover supporting behaviour through limited choices, the ‘I’ message, positive re-enforcement and specific praise. The presentation will draw on strategies from The Incredible Years Parenting Program.

Incredible Years is an evidence based parenting program focusing on strengthening parenting skills and fostering parent involvement in children’s school experiences, to promote children’s academic, social and emotional skills and reduce conduct problems.

The seminar will focus on practical strategies to support both you and your child to develop ways to manage behaviour effectively and deal with tantrums and difficult behaviours. You will leave feeling empowered and equipped with new skills for your parenting journey.

Existing parents are welcome to send your RSVP to: carrie.johnson@woodlandschools.com
 


 

Supporting Communication and Language Development by Carrie Johnson
 
 

Date:  22nd Nov 2017 (Wed)
Time:  6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location:  The Woodland Montessori Academy, Mid-Levels

This presentation will look at the building blocks for language development exploring how children’s language develops and what we can do as adults to develop it further. The seminar will suggest practical strategies to support your child and ways that you engage with them to develop their language skills and ensure they have all the skills necessary to engage in learning and to do well in Primary School interviews.

Communication is the number one tool your child needs for these interviews and is therefore vital in their early years. The presentation will touch on raising children bilingually and will also look at how technology can affect speech and language development. 

Existing parents are welcome to send your RSVP to: carrie.johnson@woodlandschools.com

 

Carrie Johnson 
Curriculum Coordinator of Woodland Pre-Schools

Carrie is our Curriculum Coordinator and as well as teaching she has several years’ experience working with Social Care in the UK where she regularly supported families in their homes and in group settings. She is trained in Positive Parenting and The Incredible Years Parenting Programs and has delivered courses throughout the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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