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Nature Kids Motueka Brainwave Trust Learining is Childsplay

Brainwave Trust

OUR AIM
Our aim is to raise public awareness about new findings in brain research and to educate everyone who has an impact on the early life of a child about the important implications of this knowledge on our children’s physical, social, intellectual and emotional development.
Who are we?
At Brainwave we know every childhood matters; that is why we speak up about the importance of brain development in the early years.
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How do we do it?
We collate the world-wide science on brain development and make it simple so all audiences can engage and use the information. We do this through seminars and workshops nationwide. Learn more....
Who do we do it for?
Prospective parents, parents, professionals, students and the wider community so that they gain the knowledge and confidence to nurture and value all children because they understand the impact early experiences have on the developing brain.
Why do we do it?
To help ensure children in New Zealand get a good start in life, in a safe, secure and nurturing environment, free from abuse and neglect.

Link to PDF about "Learning is Childsplay"


Nathan Mikaere-Wallis

Director of X-Factor Education, facilitating the application of neuroscience to practice, and presenter and trainer for The Brainwave Trust.
A gifted educator, dynamic and inspiring presenter, Nathan’s recent background has been as a lecturer at Canterbury University, a neuroscience presenter for Brainwave, and as a Child Protection trainer. He is currently Lead Trainer for the Brainwave Trust and serves on many Boards, including Brainwave and the Youth Mentoring Network.
In addition to being a father with a history as a foster parent, his professional background is in child counselling, teaching and social service management. He has built up a nationwide reputation as a lively, engaging and inspirational speaker on the topic of brain development. Nathan uses humour to make this, sometimes, complex topic both easy to understand and easily related to day to day experiences.

".....better outcomes from less structure...."

Below are two very interesting podcasts from Radio New Zealand:

"What 3 to 7 year olds need to learn"

Brain development in the first three years of life

Nathan Mikaere-Wallis Facebook Page