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 9.30am to 11.30am or Tuesdays 9.30am to 11am

Where: Muddy Puddles (Batemans Bay)

Who: 3-6 year olds

Commencing: Term 4 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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Calm and Craft

When: Mondays from 3.15pm to 4.15pm

Where: Muddy Puddles Batemans Bay

Who: 7 - 10 year olds

Commencing: Term 4, 2022

Facilitator: Educator, Emma Harvey and Music Therapist, Kim Edgar-Lane (alternating)

Calm and Craft is designed to introduce a range of art and crafts to the curious and creative mind. It offers an opportunity for participants to come together and socialise in a calm and nurturing environment while working on fine motor skills. There will be a focus on social skills, conversation skills and mindfulness techniques as well as developing a deeper understanding of The Zones of Regulation throughout the program. Afternoon tea will be provided.

 

 

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Secret Agent Society

When: Tuesdays; Cadets 3.30pm - 4.15pm, Parents 4.15pm - 4.45pm

Where: Muddy Puddles Batemans Bay

Who: 8 - 12 year olds

Commencing: Term 4, 2022

Facilitator: Educator, Emma Harvey

Secret Agent Society is an evidence-based small group program designed to empower children aged 8 to 12 with identified social and emotional challenges, such as autism, attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), and anxiety disorders. The entire program is designed to captivate kids while they learn social skills and emotions in a fun way; Junior Detectives graduate from SAS equipped with the skills to feel happier, calmer and braver while making new friends and keeping them.

 

The SAS Digital HQ is an online platform providing four levels of gamified learning, a Mission Journal for self-reflection on real life practice tasks, a multi-user Skill Tracker system, digital E-Telligence Pack and other tools. SAS features an animated ‘secret agent’ computer game, Helpful Thought Zapper action game, Challenger Board Game, Secret Message Transmission Device game and many more award-winning resources. The holistic approach across home and school, structured curriculum and captivating theme make this program one of the most successful of its kind in the world.

 

 

Priority Areas:

  1.  Decoding social norms

  2.  Understanding emotions and self-regulation

  3.  Developing conversation skills and friendships

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Songbirds

When: Wednesdays 10.30am - 11.15am

Where: Muddy Puddles (Batemans Bay)

Who: 1-4 year olds and parents/carers

Commencing: Term 4, 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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Music Rocks

When: Wednesdays from 3.30pm 

Where: Muddy Puddles (Batemans Bay)

Who: 11 - 15 year olds

Commencing: Term 4, 2022

Facilitator: Music Therapist Kim Edgar-Lane

This program includes music-based mindfulness, games, improvisation and song sharing. Participants develop self-awareness, confidence and interpersonal skills while forming and maintaining friendships.

Priority areas:

  1. Social skills

  2. Attention/focus/coordination

  3. Self-expression

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Build and Connect

When: Thursdays from 3.30pm

Where: Muddy Puddles Batemans Bay

Who: 7 - 12 year olds

Commencing: Term 4, 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

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Kick Start

When: Thursdays 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Where: Muddy Puddles Batemans Bay

Who: 11 - 14 year olds

Commencing: Term 4, 2022

Facilitator: Youth Program Coordinator, Charlie Shannon

Kick Start is a program for teen boys that combines fitness training and life coaching while teaching strategies to build self-confidence, gross motor skills and resilience. Indoor and outdoor activities and games will provide opportunities to connect and have fun.

Priority areas:

  1. Social skills: building friendships

  2. Emotional regulation: mindfulness

  3. Physical fitness: agility and personal fitness goals