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Cynthia Fagnani
Early Childhood Interventions/Key Worker

Cynthia Fagnani has worked with children and families for over 10years and currently holds a Diploma in Youth Work, a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Social Science specialising in Counselling, furthermore a Postgraduate in Education Early Childhood Teaching and is currently enrolled and working towards her Masters of Autism Studies.

Cynthia has worked primarily with children and families, adopting a family-centred and therapeutic approach. She has experience working as part of a transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary team of Counsellors, Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists, Osteopathists, Occupational Therapists, and Early Childhood Teachers. In addition, General Practitioners, and Maternal Child Health Nurses in the Merri Bek region as well as collaborating with an extensive team of Paediatricians at the Royal Childrens Hospital. 

Cynthia often worked with therapists and teachers to ‘bridge the gaps’ that sometimes form between home, preschool, and school as well as the external environment.

Cynthia’s holistic approach toward supporting families and children demonstrates a caring, gentle, and informed approach to current research and practice. Her listening skills and guidance through her support and education are a strong and effective advocate that your child needs and deserves. A personalised approach to planning and practice and delivering the best-modelled methods to assist your child’s needs and development.  

Cynthia takes pride in her ability to work closely with a team of professionals internal and external, to create meaningful and interest-based strategies that support families and children that can be applied practically.

Overall, Cynthia's experience and expertise in delivering the best therapeutic model of care through a Key Worker. Ensuring that children and families meet their goals by receiving the right strength-based approach and support your child’s individual needs and preferences. Cynthia has worked with children from a diverse range of backgrounds and has successfully assisted them throughout their journey.  

Cynthia advocates encouraging nature play-based environments for children to discover to be little learners and explore their natural surroundings and environments.

Simon Fagnani
Early Intervention Specialist & Key Worker

Simon has worked with children for over 8 years. He has completed his bachelor’s degree in Education (Early Years & Primary). Simon is completing his Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

Simon has since been an avid advocate for inclusion and diversity, providing specialised consultancy to early childhood /kindergartens, and mainstream and special education settings. Simon has also worked closely to develop and implement a range of workshops to upskill early childhood educators by delivering programs, primarily focused on the inclusion of children with additional needs.

Simon has had extensive experience working in early interventions, both with the Brotherhood of St Laurence (NDIS) and through a key worker approach as part of a transdisciplinary team of speech pathologists, occupational therapists, Behavioural Therapist, Physiotherapists, and other allied health professionals.

Simon has a passion for working in nature and supporting children to develop resilience, independence, confidence, and awareness. Simon spent three months in India volunteering with children who were less fortunate by applying his teaching skills to those in need of support in their development.  

Simon is also a qualified Yoga teacher for adults and children. He enjoys incorporating yoga (mindfulness) in a fun and engaging way for children.

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Alex is a caring and passionate Occupational Therapist. She has completed a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy.

Alex has experience working with a range of children and young adults. Her interests in sports, painting, and music bring color and creativity to her OT sessions. She is passionate about helping children engage and participate in occupations by building their capacities in meaningful and joyful ways. She is enthusiastic about using her skills and knowledge to support children and families in reaching their therapy goals.

She has a special interest in working with children with fine motor and gross motor challenges, sensory processing challenges, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, and developmental delays.

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