Hi there! I’m Danica —
a mama, teacher and advocate for children’s WHOLE well-being and holistic development.
With sixteen-plus years of experience in many areas of education, I am chiefly passionate about supporting early childhood educators and leaders in how they work with children's big feelings and tricky behaviours so they can best support the needs of the little people in their care.
I am on a mission to be your support person, cheerleader, and go-to resource in demystifying how to effectively support children through their big feelings and guide them towards prosocial behaviours.
Welcome to your safe space, your hub, and a place where, together, we’ll lean in to make an ever-lasting change. I am so, so grateful to have you here.
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A hub for early childhood educators to feel seen, heard, understood and valued as they navigate the complexities of supporting children’s behaviours and big feelings.
So how exactly can I help you? It's a little bit like a choose your own adventure - if you're after something immediately accessible, I'm constantly building onto my online webinars and courses; if you'd like 1:1 access to me, I can be your behaviour and big feelings mentor; if professional development for your team is more your jam, I've got a range of core (or bespoke!) workshops on offer.learn about how we can work together →
The Little Bloom Difference
Our role as educators can be daunting – we act as safe harbours while our little ones are discovering all that it means to be human, including navigating the sometimes-murky waters of emotions and prosocial behaviours. Goodness, this can lead us to feeling overwhelmed! Where do we start? How do we act as confident leaders and guides? This is where Little Bloom can help.
Are you someone who is:
✓ Passionate about nurturing connections?
✓ Overwhelmed by tricky behaviours and big feelings?
✓ Needing confidence in supporting challenging situations?
✓ Seeking to move beyond traditional punitive approaches towards embedding guidance into your practice (no behaviour charts around here!)?
✓ Driven to improve the emotional well-being of the children in your care?
✓ Excited to implement healthy boundaries and communication skills?
✓ Open to learning how to understand and respond to the root cause of tricky behaviour?
✓ Looking for a tool-kit packed to the brim with strategies that work?
How many did you say yes to?
Oook … even reading the list can feel pretty overwhelming, right? Let me change that for you.
Through three fundamental pillars of mindset, evidence and practice, I aim to make redundant a limiting mindset and introduce a new perspective for both understanding and guiding children's behaviour and emotional development.
I provide current research in education, child development, psychology, neuroscience and mental health and map out what this looks like for children’s behaviour and social-emotional development. I then tie it all together with strategies that equip you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to effectively support big feelings and behaviours so you, as well as the children in your care, can truly thrive.
Through Little Bloom, my primary goal is to honour every individual for the incredible human that they are – and that includes you!
Little Bloom is filling a big gap in education by supporting teachers with evidence-based approaches to responding to and supporting children’s behaviour.
Do you want to feel confident managing children’s behaviour in your classroom without taking a punitive approach? Do you want to feel equipped to use connection and gentleness to support your students to thrive? Look no further!
Danica is experienced, switched on, thoughtful and an all-round delight to work with. Her deep passion for this meaningful work is evident and it will inspire you to become the best educator you can be. Plus, she’s really fun so you’ll have a ball learning from her.
Little Bloom is making big change, and you can be a part of it! "
Jess, Owner + CEO of Raising Resilience Mornington
Danica has been a lovely, inspiring and supportive energy in my teaching journey and learning from her has made me a more confident teacher!
Danica communicates her knowledge in a clear and empowering way, consistently backed up with well-founded research and evidence. I always find myself being able to translate what I’ve learnt from Danica very effectively in the classroom when it comes to supporting children’s behaviour.
Her support is always genuine and filled with passion, and I love being able to ask her for advice in this safe and non-judgemental space that she has so wonderfully created.
Radhi, Beginning Teacher
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