Early childhood practitioner

Brooke Mandics

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Brooke has extensive experience in the child care sector over 23 years working in child related roles and is a qualified mother care nurse & lactation consultant who specialises in multiple births. Brooke has worked as a babies room leader in Child Care Centres, spanning 15 years, and in the last 4-5 years she has supported hundreds of families with the young children.

Her experience has included nannying (including several roles as a “twin specialist” spanning 8 years in the UK working for an internationally known family). Brooke runs community workshops that address issues including sleep settling,  nutrition, toilet training, introducing solids, breast/bottle feeding – even introducing animals and siblings to new additions to the family! She enjoys sharing her extensive knowledge and experience, first hand – giving away ‘tricks of the trade’, providing demonstrations and sharing examples with her varied workshop groups.

Brooke has a warm, open, sensitive, demeanour and a ‘no issue is too hard’ attitude. She has an innate ability to address issues associated with parenting newborns and a willingness to persist and do whatever she can to help families reach their goals.

“I’m Brooke and I’m incredibly excited to be a part of Karma Kids and have the opportunity to help families in any way I can, but I’m also excited to be working alongside my twin sister, Taryn, and my Auntie Julie”.

Taryn Stokes

Taryn is a mother of 3 primary school aged children with 20 years experience in the early childhood sector including nannying and working as an Early Childhood Educator (both in Australia and overseas). Taryn is currently working at Tweddle Family & Health Services and the Queen Elizabeth Centre as an Early Parenting Practitioner.
Taryn has a Diploma in Community Services (Childcare) and also a post grad Certificate in Pre & Post Natal Family  Support. Taryn is a skilled practitioner who has a special interest in sleep issues for babies 6 months plus.

“My passion is providing support and education to families with sleep/settling issues and also behaviour related concerns. With my knowledge, personal experience, empathetic ear and drive to achieve positive outcomes for families, I am sure we could work together to create peace in your home. I take pride in my work and I absolutely love what I do”.

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