Muddy Puddles is a registered NDIS provider.
Talk to us about your funding options and to find out if you are eligible for subsidies.
Refer to our Fee Schedule for information on the cost of our group programs.
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Jump-in

When: Mondays or Tuesdays, starting at 9.30am

Where: Muddy Puddles (Batemans Bay)

Who: 3-6 year olds

Commencing: Term 2 2022

Facilitator: Educator Emma Harvey

Jump In is an early intervention group for children aged 3-6 years with a developmental delay or disability. Our team of skilled early childhood educators and early intervention therapists support your child's learning and development through a play based program, in a safe, fun and nurturing environment.

Priority areas:

  • Playing with peers

  • Focusing on group task

  • Following instructions

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Snapshot Junior

When: Mondays from 3.15pm

Where: Muddy Puddles (Batemans Bay)

Who: primary ages

Commencing: Term 2, 2022

Facilitator: Dramatherapist Michaela Burtenshaw

Dramatherapy group programs use drama games, role plays, puppetry, story-telling and film making to help young people learn how to communicate and read social cues, whilst increasing self-confidence, self-awareness and building social skills.

Priority areas:

  1. Emotional awareness skills

  2. Emotional regulation skills

  3. Coping skills

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Snapshot Senior

When: Mondays from 4.30pm

Where: Muddy Puddles (Batemans Bay)

Who: teens

Commencing: Term 2, 2022

Facilitator: Dramatherapist Michaela Burtenshaw

Dramatherapy group programs use drama games, role plays, puppetry, story-telling and film making to help young people learn how to communicate and read social cues, whilst increasing self-confidence, self-awareness and building social skills.

Priority areas:

  1. Emotional awareness skills

  2. Emotional regulation skills

  3. Coping skills

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Songbirds

When: Wednesdays 10.30am - 11.15am

Where: Muddy Puddles (Moruya)

Who: 1-4 year olds and parents/carers

Commencing: Term 2, 2022

Facilitator: Music Therapist Kim Edgar-Lane

Songbirds is a program for families with children 1-4 yrs and promotes the use of music to support child development and enhance the parent-child relationship. Songs, musical games and dances are used to demonstrate how music can be an effective intervention for developing social and communication skills, fine and gross motor skills and self regulation

Priority areas:

  1. Social skills, e.g. turn-taking, waiting

  2. Expressive communication

  3. Enhancing the parent-child relationship through music

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Vibes

When: Wednesdays from 3.30pm 

Where: Muddy Puddles (Batemans Bay)

Who: Kinder to Grade 2 

Commencing: Term 2, 2022

Facilitator: Music Therapist Kim Edgar-Lane

Vibes 8-week program supports clients to develop the skills necessary to regulate, interact and express themselves through music and the creative arts. Clients will improve their ability to self-regulate, and increase specific executive functions such as impulse control (inhibition), sustained and divided attention, and working memory. 

Priority areas:

  1. Self-regulation

  2. Attention/focus/coordination

  3. Self-expression

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Kick Start

When: Thursdays from 4.30pm

Where: Eurobodalla Health and Fitness, Batemans Bay

Who: 13-16 year olds

Commencing: Term 2, 2022

Facilitator: Charlie Shannon

Kick Start is a great way for young people to work on 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 lifetime.

Priority areas:

  1. Physical fitness

  2. Emotional regulation

  3. Social skills

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Lego Group

When: TBC (after school hours, during term)

Where: Muddy Puddles Batemans Bay

Who: 5 - 17 year olds

Commencing: Term 2, 2022

Facilitator: Psychologist Dr Beatriz Martin Monzon

This program provides an opportunity for neurodivergent and nerotypical children to develop their social and communication skills in a structured play setting. Children have an opportunity to work on their turn-taking skills, social interaction, communication skills, language development, fine motor skills and problem-solving strategies whilst doing something fun like playing lego!

The use of Lego in structured therapy settings has shown positive improvements in social communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorder.

Priority areas:

  1. Social skills: turn taking, teamwork, social awareness

  2. Communication skills: sentence formation, describing concepts, following instructions

  3. Problem solving skills: use of spatial, visual and analytical skills