Ruth Barker – ‘The Little Kid Specialist’ is the Director of Toddler Education Services Pty Ltd. and works as an Education Consultant, Author, Speaker and Montessori Educator for both toddlers and preschoolers and guides literacy development for children starting mainstream school.
She began her career with a Social Science Degree (Child Development and Family) before studying a Montessori Diploma and with twenty-eight years experience she is a confident advocate for early childhood development and program design.
Ruth is the author of The Parenting 5 books, Practical and Independent Little People and Sensory Motor Play for Little People. They were written respectfully for parents and child-carers to assist with the creation of an early environment that supports life skills, movement, sensory, language and cultural experiences, leading to foundation brain development.
She is also a contributor to Nurture – Australia’s Natural Parenting Magazine where she writes a regular piece, as well as being an avid writer of social awareness books for primary aged children and fiction books for toddlers.
Ruth Barker lives in the Byron Shire, Northern NSW and is currently studying a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy with a paediatric interest. She is a member of The Montessori Australia Foundation, Montessori Internationale and a student member of Occupational Therapy Australia.
Ruth developed The Hut Child Development and Family Learning Centre in Possum Creek, Northern New South Wales in 2015.