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February 2018

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Call us on 02 4472 6939 or visit
to register

The Early Years

Music therapy for children 3-5 years

By the end of the term, parents will have a repertoire of songs to use in day-to-day life with their child designed to enhance and develop communication, social skills, physical ability (gross and fine motor skills) and emotional wellbeing, whilst strengthening the parent-child relationship through a fun and engaging modality.  Register now for Term 1 by calling 4472 6939 or register online.

Songbirds starts Monday 5 February 
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Primary Years

Games Club

Developing social skills

Our Games Club group program is designed for primary school aged children to learn and practice social skills.  Important social skills are introduced to the participants in a variety of ways, including discussion, visual cues, role play and game play.  As a small group the children have the opportunity to practice the skill being taught. Our Games Club program runs over 8 weeks.  Register now for Term 1 by calling 4472 6939 or register online.

Games Club starts Tuesday 6 February 2017
3.30pm Junior Group
4.30pm Senior Group
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Shake it off!

Music therapy for primary age

This program, developed by music therapist Kim Edgar-Lane for primary aged children, focuses on enhancing well-being and skill development through the use of music.  Goal areas such as motor planning, sequencing, verbal and non-verbal communication, self-expression and social skills such as waiting, turn-taking and leading, are all practised and developed over the course of 8 weeks. 

Shake it off! Batemans Bay starts
Wednesday 7 February

Shake it off! Moruya starts
Thursday 8 February
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Fitness & Life Coaching for tweens

Kick-m provides a great way for tweens (11-14 years) to develop their physical and mental fitness. Combining fitness training and life-coaching, this unique program teaches strategies to build self-confidence, gross motor skills and resilience that will last a life time.  Kick-m is run in partnership with Rock On Fitness (Batemans Bay) and PCYC (Moruya)

Moruya group starts Wednesday 7 February
3.30pm - 4.30pm
Batemans Bay group starts Thursday 8 February

4.30pm - 5.30pm

Book in now for Term 1 by calling 4472 6939 or register online. 
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The Cooking Club

Developing independent living and social skills

This fun and exciting program will cover many aspects of growing vegetables and herbs, preparing and cooking delicious healthy food, sharing food in a social setting as well as developing and understanding sustainability.  This hands on program will have a set menu where the students will be supported to prepare, cook, taste and share within the group setting.

The Cooking Club starts Monday 12 February
4.00pm - 6.00pm
To register your child, please call 44726939 or register online.
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Shake it off!

Music therapy for teens

Upper primary and adolescent participants will explore music through song-sharing, songwriting and instrument playing including percussion and ukulele.  This program aims to provide participants with enhanced self-esteem and confidence, improved music skills including a knowledge of ukulele chords and chart reading.  Kim also facilitates participation in verbal and non-verbal expression and an understanding of how these can support/improve emotional resilience and well being.

Batemans Bay starts 
Wednesday 8 February 4.30pm 

To register your child, please call 44726939 or register online.
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NEW - Drama therapy

Weekly drama therapy for teens coming this term

This program allows each young person to enter the world of imagination, symbol, dramatic play and drama. The sessions consists of warm-up games and team building activities designed around Sue Jennings’ developmental theories of embodiment, projection and role. Participants will also explore elements of playback theatre and structured improvisation, intended to connect the imaginary play with their personal experience.

This program will be fun, playful and therapeutic.

Register your interest now by calling 44726939.
Please note:  Programs offered by Muddy Puddles are dependent on minimum group numbers. If a minimum number of registrations are not received, we may have to cancel the program
Other Services

Speech Therapy

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Louise Walker works with Muddy Puddles on a Wednesday and Thursday.  Louise is very experienced in complex speech and language issues and is well-versed in a range of assistive technology for communication skills.  Louise is also able to make school visits after her initial hour long assessment if required.  To make an appointment, please call 4472 6939.


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Julie Hollitt specialises in educational and developmental psychology for children. She is committed to helping families find the best path for their children and her adaptive strategies acknowledge that every child is unique.  Julie is available on Tuesday and Thursday.  To make a booking, please call 4472 6939.

Occupational Therapy

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Heidi Hanes works with our children to enable them to develop the skills they need for independence in play, self-care, learning, and socialising with others.  Heidi can provide assessment and intervention for children who encounter challenges with play and social skills, attention and concentration, self-care ability, visual perceptual skills, and sensory processing abilities. Heidi does this through fun, play based activities that focus on the goals of the child and their family.  Heidi is available Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.  Heidi is also able to visit your child's school if required.  To make a booking, please call 4472 6939.

Behaviour Therapy

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Kerry Patterson is a Behavioural Specialist who has worked with both children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related disorders for over 13 years. She has a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). She has formal training in ABA, speech and language therapy, PECS, Son-rise, Floortime and TEACCH.  Kerry’s aim is to empower parents, carers, grandparents, educators, siblings and peers of children with ASD. Kerry achieves this by providing practical and understandable knowledge, information and strategies designed to allow these people to best support their loved ones.  To make a booking, please call 44726939.


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Jacqui Campbell will be running Physiotherapy clinics at Muddy Puddles on a Friday twice a month.  Jacqui can offer assistance in
Assistive Equip-Recreation
Custom Prosthetics
Early Childhood Supports
Personal Mobility Equipment
Therapeutic Supports
To make a booking, please call 4472 6939.

ProACTive for Children

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The ProACTive program is a series of parent/child workshops that work with parents and their children as they learn about anxiety and develop skills to help manage it.  We are planning to run this program for children aged 8 - 13 yrs and a separate parent program to run for an hour per week in the late afternoon. Please let us know if you would be interested in participating.
Special Events

Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea


A huge thank you to our volunteers for all the hard work that went into our Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea.  All the children that came had a wonderful afternoon and enjoyed a variety of activities that included decorating mugs, painting ceramics, bean bag games, 3 legged races, bubble soccer and more!  The highlight of the day was a visit from the Mad Hatter herself who gave presents to all the children attending.  These gifts were available to Muddy Puddles via Good 360.  The day concluded with our major raffle draw. Congratulations to our winners - 1st prize winner Judy Muller won a week's family accommodation in a luxury chalet in Niseko, Japan and a $3,000 travel voucher from Escape Travel Batemans Bay, 2nd prize went to Lee-Anne Wolff who won a family weekend at  the Gold Rush Colony at Mogo and 3rd prize went to Paul Marshall who won a beautiful pendant from Juela in Mogo. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this wonderful family celebration - it was a huge success! 

Building Update


All those who travel along George Bass Drive, Catalina will no doubt have noticed our new therapy centre being built! We are thrilled to see the dream become a reality and are very appreciative of an additional $550,000 from the Commonwealth Government to ensure we can finish Stage 2 of the development.
If you would like to know more or want to view the plans for the centre, please contact Cate McMath at
Muddy Puddles is offering support to families navigating the NDIS.
Please contact Cate on 02 4472 6939 to talk about how we can help you and your child get ready for their first NDIS plan or a plan review.
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