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Laura

Child and family partner, NSW

Laura is 28 years old and is a mother to Abigail, her four-month-old baby girl. Laura is working towards completing her Bachelor of Early Childhood and currently holds her Diploma in Children’s Services. Laura has worked on the floor, working with children in the Early Childhood sector for around ten years as both an Educational Leader and a Director of Centres.

Laura has a strong passion for the importance of the outdoor environment for children and engaging in nature-based play. Being a new parent gives Laura current and authentic experience of children’s play, health and social and emotional wellbeing issues. Laura is also able to draw on her own experience of being an educator in early childhood settings to provide a view from both the parent and educators role.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.