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 creator 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 is obvious as soon as you meet her.
Kerry has a Diploma in Counselling, Certificate in Professional Coaching, Certified Parent Talk System Trainer, Certified Remedial Massage Therapist, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Fun Friends & Friends for Life Facilitator, 1-2-3 Magic Facilitator and Emotion Coach, and qualified adult and child yoga teacher, as well as certificates in Aromatherapy and Stress Management.
Her broad range of qualifications includes a diploma in Counselling, basic training in Choice Theory, Reality Therapy and Lead Management, Advanced training in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and a Cert IV in Life Coaching and a Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment and she is currently studying a Diploma of Positive Psychology with the Langley Group. Kerry has had the privileged of supporting thousands of families over the past 13 years. It is her extensive experience in parent 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 currently studying Neuroscience and loving the new awareness of how powerful it is to understand the brain and it’s functions to support thriving and growing to potential.
Kerry is the author of the 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 and is very soon to publish her new book Crazy to Calm Parenting Toolkit – 10 Strategies to positive, connected discipline and Cultivating harmony in the home. Kerry has created resources to support parents, and educators in Growth Mindset resources.
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 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 is proud to be part of such a positive service to her community having supported parents, educators and schools over the past 14 years. Kerry is passionate about the science of parenting and education.
Her mission in her Kids in Harmony program is to nurture resilient, confident and connected children through the pathway of music, mindset, relaxation and values education.
Kate has been a facilitator at Kids in Harmony for eight years and is a much loved and adored member of the team.
Kids in Harmony blossoms in her presence and with Kate’s love of early childhood, 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. She also trained with Monkey Magic Yoga for children three to 14 years. Kate is passionate about values, virtues and character strengths 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.
Sam from The Business Classroom, has been our web expert and online specialist since January, 2012.
Sam has over 14 years of experience as a 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 on-line 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 Life skills 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 growth of Lucia’s business (Arties Music and the Music Hut) she left the Kids in Harmony Program in June 2004. 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.