Kidbiz Personal & Social Development Education | Middle School Years

Our Team at Kidz Biz Education

Wendy Hill- Director, Principal Consultant/Educator of Kidz Biz
- Bachelor of Education
- Registered Enrolled Nurse

Wendy HillI am founder, principal consultant and educator of Kidz Biz Education. A qualified teacher and registered as a nurse, I have generated widespread interest and enthusiasm among students and the teaching fraternity with my affable and engaging teaching style.

My teaching particularly focuses on primary and middle year students due to the increasing difficulties they face with puberty (both physical and on an emotional level), their vulnerability to peer group, media and social pressure and the mounting complexities associated with liberal attitudes within our society.

I have over 20 years of educating experience including classroom teaching and delivering programs as a health educator. During this time I have developed and delivered educational courses to state/private primary and secondary schools within South Australia's metropolitan, regional and outback areas.

Drawing upon my own experiences with adolescents, I have developed a strong passion, commitment and advocacy to propagating knowledge on young people's safety and well being.

With my unwavering enthusiasm, originative tutoring techniques and my ability to connect with young minds, I found my niche in contemporary and advanced personal and social development education.

In addition to my teaching background, I also have over 30 years experience within the health profession in all aspects of nursing. These highly developed skills complement my ability to create and deliver fun and interactive educational workshops to young people.

Natalia Ezergailis- Registered Nurse
- Graduate Diploma of Nursing
- Registered Counsellor
- Masters of Counselling

Natalia EzergailisAdolescence is a developmental period characterised by physiological, emotional and cognitive changes, coupled with social, academic and varying relational pressures. Not having an understanding of these changes can leave them vulnerable to insecurity, disorientation and anxiety.

I have worked professionally as a Registered Nurse for 19 years, providing services in a range of specialty areas with children, young people and adults. The aim of completing my Masters of Counselling was to combine both qualifications in order to make a greater difference to the growing number of kids and adolescents who are experiencing mounting distress around growing up and puberty. I've seen firsthand when kids and adolescents can't cope with mounting complexities around growing up today, both in hospital and private practice setting.

Both qualifications complement each other as I have the ability to connect at their level by having an understanding of issues they face, and support discussions in a safe environment.

Keryn Carter- Registered Nurse
- Bachelor of Nursing
- Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Education and Promotion)

Keryn CarterWhen educating young people, information must be delivered in an easy to understand, fun and relaxed manner. This gives students the confidence to ask questions and learn in a safe environment, and encourages confidence and self-esteem. This confidence makes it easier for students to manoeuvre their way through the complexities of adolescence.

They have access now to more information than ever before and will inevitably come across some that is inaccurate and even harmful. Providing them with the correct information at the right time in their lives will allay most concerns.

I have two children of my own and have worked as a nurse since 2004, plus have always had an interest in education and primary health care. It is this combination of my nursing knowledge, training and life experience that enables me to make a real contribution to the primary health education of young people.

Rebecca Gillett- Diploma of Nursing

Rebecca GillettIn life, Health and Education are two things I am very passionate about. I find it a real privilege working in different school environments, where the two are combined.

I really enjoy helping educate young people navigate a variety of often 'tricky topics' including things about their bodies, puberty, relationships, consent, diversity, personal & internet safety. Young people need support to ensure they have the information they need to help prepare them for their own growth and development journey.

I believe it is important for all children to learn accurate, honest, age-appropriate information in a safe, relaxed and non judgemental way. I love helping them feel comfortable enough to not only learn but also ask the awkward or random questions that might otherwise go unanswered. I also believe it builds a more solid foundation for respectful health literacy.

With 10 years of experience working as a Nurse and being a mother of 2 children, I have the knowledge of the human body as well as a passion for supporting children through their own primary health education.

Testimonials

"The instructor was really funny and enthusiastic which made it less awkward."

Year 6 female student, Primary School