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Respectful + Responsive Parenting in the Early Years


Fostered through a Reggio-inspired ‘image of the child’ and a pedagogy of listening & relationships

Hi, I’m Toni

I am an Early Parenting Educator and Pedagogist, with over 10 years of experience as an Early Years Specialist working with young children and their families in a variety of contexts. My practice is heavily influenced by the principles of the Reggio Emilia Philosophy and the RIE® approach. In my work with children, parents and educators I advocate for gentle, respectful and responsive caregiving approaches and early childhood pedagogy based on emergent, ‘playful inquiry’. My background is in psychology (Bsc, MSc) and education (MA) and I am a Certified Gentle Sleep Educator with training in lactation and infant feeding.


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I am passionate about sharing pedagogy with parents and caregivers and fostering a community where we can open up dialogue about how we might translate the fundamental principles of the Reggio Emilia approach into our homes.

The Book Club


Let’s open up dialogue about early parenting…

Each book club spans a number of weeks, breaking the book up into manageable parts. The content is delivered in a designated, private facebook group. Once you have joined you have life time access meaning you will be able to join in with any future relaunches of the book club.

The Reggio Parent FB Group


Join a democratic space for parents, caregivers and educators to be ‘in dialogue with Reggio’.

A space that confronts and challenges ideas and theories, provokes thinking and offers alternative possibilities for parenting and home education.

Early Parenting Mentorship


I provide a space for us to open up dialogue about early parenting challenges, offering you unconditional support and encouragement and an opportunity to co-create alternative possibilities and practical ways of shaping approaches to parenting that are respectful, responsive and Reggio-inspired.

Some of the topics I can help you with include:

  • An introduction to the principles of the Reggio Emilia Philosophy
  • Setting up your home environment and providing Reggio-inspired provocations in the early years
  • Gentle, respectful and positive discipline approaches for children under 5
  • Evidence-based, holistic and gentle infant and toddler sleep support
  • Support for educators looking to open up dialogue about parent participation

Join me in conversation with Laura Froyen, PhD of The Balanced Parent Podcast, where we open up dialogue about the Reggio Emilia approach in relation to parenting and home-education.

Watch my IG Live Interview with Neha & Sharon from the Happy TeePee, where we discuss how we can translate the foundational principles of the Reggio Emilia approach into our homes.

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