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Upcoming Seminars

Date
20 September 2018
Sign up early, as places are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. External parents are also invited to join. 

Please arrive 10 to 15 mins beforehand, as we will start promptly at 6.30 pm. 

 

Sleep Problems by Yvonne Heavyside from The Family Zone 

Time:  6:30 - 8:00 pm
Date:  20th March 2019 (Wed)
Location:  Woodland Montessori Academy, Mid-Levels

There are no easy answers and no 'one solution suits all'! The purpose of this seminar will be to explore how to try to prevent sleep issues in children and how to deal with them. Various sleep training options will be examined. Sensitivity to different lifestyles will be considered. The use of 'sleep trainers' and involving helpers will also be discussed.
 

To register for this seminar, please click here.



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.

To register for this seminar, please click here.

Preparing your child for primary school 

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Date: 3rd April 2019 (Wed)
Location: Woodland Montessori Academy (Caine Road)

Mia Nortje, school counselor from Stamford American International School, will be joining the Head of School from our Kennedy Town Pre-School, Jannyne Eyton-Jones, at Caine Road to give parents a variety of practical tips that discusses the preparation for Primary beyond the ABC's and 123's. 

This session will cover the areas of development that support school readiness and learning such as:

  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Literacy Numeracy
  • Emotional Development

Whether your child is going to start at a new school next year or in the years to come this is a great opportunity to learn how to prepare them for the journey ahead.

To register for this seminar, please click here.

 

Mia Nortje
School Counselor, Stamford American International School

Mia has over 15 years of international teaching experience in South Africa, Botswana, and Mauritius. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, an Honor’s degree in Educational Psychology and is close to completing her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology. Mia has a background of extensive international experience as a Teacher, Lecturer, Student Support educator, Coordinator, and Psychologist.

To register for this seminar, please click here.

 

Primary Chat Ruth Benny 

Time: 6:30 start
Date: 7th May2019 (Thu)
Location: Woodland Beachside Pre-School (Repulse Bay)

Time: 6:30 start
Date: 8th May2019 (Friday)
Location: Woodland Montessori Academy (Caine Road)

Finding the right school for your child and then having that school choose your child is a process often typified by stress, stress and more stress! Many schools are able to pick and choose which children they accept, and which they don’t. At Top Schools, we understand that the “perfect school” doesn’t exist, so we look to match family and school, based on their priorities. Ruth Benny will talk about the application process, offering tips and advice, though her experience of placing over 1200+ children since the companies inception.

Ruth Benny
Founder and ‘Head Girl’, Top Schools, Hong Kong

The founder of Top Schools, Ruth has over 20 years’ experience in the education system in Hong Kong. Ruth writes and speaks about private and international schools for parents, corporations and other groups. She is a frequent contributor to local media including the SCMP, Playtimes and Sassy Mama and generally regarded as the go-to expert on this topic. Originally from the UK, Ruth has been in Hong Kong for over 22 years and is the mother of two children.

To register for this seminar
Beachside (Repulse Bay): bit.ly/woodlandseminar-ruth-wbs
Montessori (Caine Road): bit.ly/woodlandseminar-ruth-wma



Travelling with a Baby & Toddler by Yvonne Heavyside

Time:  6:30 - 8:00 pm
Date:  15th May 2019 (Wed)
Location:  Woodland Montessori Academy, Mid-Levels

As we approach the holiday season this topic will appeal to those considering taking long (or short) haul flights and to those planning either family hopping visits or staying in resorts and hotels. Sadly, whilst many Hong Kong families look forward to overseas trips with their little ones the reality is often that these holidays are far from restful. We will discuss the ideal age to travel with a baby, how to prepare for flights, what to pack and how best to manage family visits.
 



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.

To register for this seminar, please click here.

 

 

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