Our team is highly dedicated to caring for and connecting with our families and clients.
Our team consist of:-
Kerry Spina: Founder, creator and facilitator of the Kids in Harmony Wellbeing Program, Parent Mentor and Educator Mentor at Calm Parent Collective Online Courses.
Kate Martyn: Facilitator of the Kids in Harmony program, parent educator and children’s yoga teacher.
Sam Howard: Web Expert and Online specialist.
Kerry is the co-founder and owner of the Kids in Harmony program and has been facilitating at Kids in Harmony from the very first term in July 2003. Having worked in early childhood since 1999, her passion and devotion to supporting children and families are obvious as soon as you meet her. Founder of her online school for parents and educators; Kids in Harmony Collective.
Kerry has a Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Professional Coaching, Trainer Facilitator of Circle of Security, Certified Parent Talk System Trainer, Cert 4 in Life-Coaching, Certified Remedial Massage Therapist, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Learning Connections Facilitator in the Classroom, Fun Friends & Friends for Life Facilitator, 1-2-3 Magic Facilitator and Emotion Coach, and Qualified Level 1, Adult and Child Yoga Teacher, as well as certificates in Aromatherapy and Stress Management, Choice Theory Foundation Level and Master Facilitator of the Virtues Project. Advanced Training in ACT; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Completed the Neuroscience Academy Course with Dr Sarah McKay.
Kerry is currently studying a Diploma of Positive Psychology and values evidence-based practices.
Kerry has had the privilege of supporting thousands of families over the past 16 years. It is her extensive experience in parenting education along with her personal experiences as a mother that lead to her strong belief that as parents and caregivers we are our children’s first and most important teachers.
Kerry is the founder of the Kids in Harmony Collective and online school for parents and educators to empower themselves and the children in their lives.
She has authored several resources; I Love My Body Book, Harmony Cards for Kids (a set of 30 Virtues and Values cards for children and the people in their lives), The Little Book of Harmony, and Harmony in the Classroom E-Book, CAN DO Mindset Toolkit. Kerry has created resources to support parents and educators in Growth Mindset and Values resources.
Her signature Life-Changing Choice Guidance – Discipline Approach ONLINE course is a revolutionary approach to discipline to nurture growth mindset to raise resilient, kind and connected kids.
It was through her desire to provide her own son, Isaac, with an ideal learning environment both at home and in the world – one that focused on parent/child connections, mindset, and resilience –that Kids in Harmony was born.
Kerry is committed to nurturing genuine self-esteem, encouraging a sense of self-belief in children and their families and wants nothing more than for children to know their self-worth.
One of her deepest wishes is that the Kids in Harmony programs, services and resources strengthen families and communities. And that it not only builds the foundation for connected parent-child and grandparent-child relationships or strong facilitator/family relationships but, it supports optimal learning and growth.
She has spent the past 16 Years creating an environment where children and their families are valued and seen as capable, confident, strong, trusting, loving and lovable and I want all children and the adults in their lives to reach their highest potential and know their self-worth!
Kate has been a facilitator at Kids in Harmony for 12 years and is a much loved and adored member of the Kids in Harmony team.
Kids in Harmony blossoms in her presence and with Kate’s love of early childhood, wellbeing, parent education and values education, she is an experienced, dedicated and committed teacher.
Kate completed her Certificate in Childcare from the College of Early Childhood Studies in Indooroopilly, Brisbane. She is a trained children’s yoga teacher incorporating safe yoga practices into the Kids in Harmony program from babies to children aged seven and is a Learning Connections Facilitator in the Classroom. Kate also trained with Monkey Magic Yoga for children three to 14 years, Learning Connections Facilitator of the Early Childhood School Program, the Foundation Coaching Training for Little Athletics. Kate is passionate about values, virtues, and mindset and plays an advisory role in the Kids in Harmony program and the written handouts.
Kate is committed to teaching children to love and appreciate who they are in their developing years and believes that this provides the foundation for healthy, self-confident young people. Kate is currently studying a Diploma of Children’s Services.
Sam from The Business Classroom, has been our web expert and online specialist since January 2012.
Sam has over 14 years of experience as supporting hundreds of business owners to thrive off and online.
She works happily behind the scenes to make sure our online resources work smoothly and effectively.
Sam has given our community a more effective way to purchase online with our new online shop format and functioning.
We have Sam to thank for our website!
She is our GO-TO for everything online!
Lucia was the original co-creator of the Kids in Harmony program Music and Lifeskills from July 2003 to July 2004 – Since July 2004 Kids in Harmony has been reprogrammed as a Music and Values Education program.
Due to the illness of her son way back in 2003, Lucia chose to leave the Kids in Harmony Program in June 2004 to be with her family. She still plays a musical advisory role in the Kids in Harmony program and continues to give support to the centre.
Lucia and her husband Wayne were instrumental in the birth of Kids in Harmony and it was the original “funky purple shed” behind Arties Music that gave Kids in Harmony its original home and foundation.