Harmony begins in the Heart Sunday 6 September in Tauranga with Kimberley Crisp co-author of ‘The Sacred Urge to Play’

Harmony begins in the Heart
Often talked about as the ‘Behaviour Management’ workshop Kimberley offers…

Ask any teacher what they would like to manage more confidently, their response is often conflict, behaviour management, positive guidance. Come along to this workshop and see how you can make the leap from reaction to positive response when dealing with disputes. We have techniques yet still dread conflict. Emmi Pikler has often said ‘it’s not just about technique but how we are within ourselves.”

We will explore proven techniques, challenge our perceptions around conflict, but most importantly we will take a closer look at how we are within ourselves in conflict situations. In understanding the importance of conflict we can embrace it and grow, rather than avoid it. Feel confident in conflict situations. Create Harmony, consistency and coherence in your team and establish and maintain a healthy ‘emotional hygiene’ for all.

I believe that above any qualification, KINDNESS is critical when working with children. They may forget what they did but they will never forget ‘how’ they were treated. And we don’t know how things are for them out of our environments, but if we can do our bit…then when they need extra love + kindness they can ‘withdraw’ some that has been deposited. – Kimberley Crisp”


9.30am – 3.30pm
Sunday 6 September 2020

Ohauiti Settler’s Hall
459 Ohauiti Rd (rural number) 4.5 kms up the road


$195.00 Early Bird includes lunch (if paid by Friday 7 August 2020)

$225.00 Slow Bird includes lunch (if paid after Friday 7 August 2020)

We’ll provide a delicious feast of a lunch, in a warm venue, with an opportunity to share learning and experience with like-hearted people.

“Honestly, once you meet Kimberley you will wonder how you got to this point in your life without her influence. Kimberly is the most genuine, passionate and inspirational teacher that I have been blessed to have crossed paths with. I highly recommend her professional development courses and teachings.” – M. O’


My early childhood journey took me to the Pikler Institute in Budapest, Hungary four times to attend the Summer Course and also the Advanced Level Courses on the Piklerian Approach of Early Childhood Education. This fuelled my desire to bring these profound principles and practices to as many adults as possible.

From working as a trained teacher (B.Ed (Tchng) ECE) in a range of early childhood services, and through adult teaching, I have grown to see that ultimately it is ‘how’ adults are with themselves that is pivotal in ‘how’ they are with young children.

I have a passion for creatively inspiring adults in all aspects of their ‘being’ with children. In my extensive experience of facilitating, I apply a hands on approach and clever use of analogy, which provides experiential learning for the participants. I have a distinctive gift in translating new concepts into simple and memorable learning.

Kimberley joins us from ‘The Nest Kindergarten’ in the Hawkes Bay.

“I still feel completely heart-full and inspired after yesterday’s workshop. And the food, wow. Emily, it was just sensational!”

PAST wild & grace EVENTS:
Nature and the Curriculum: PLay based Learning in the Outdoor Classroom – 2019 – Celia Hogan
The Sacred Urge to Play – 2018 – Pennie Brownlee

The Richness of Rituals – Saturday 6 September – Kimberley Crisp

Nature and the Curriculum: Play based Learning in the Outdoor Classroom – Saturday 10 October – Celia Hogan

Place based learning in a play based pedagogy – Sunday 11 October  – Celia Hogan

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