Dr Daniel Golshevsky
Dr Golly is a Melbourne-based paediatrician and father of three. Specialising in unsettled babies and poor sleep, Dr Golly developed this program through his work with thousands of babies over more than a decade of practice. With a focus on empowering parents and protecting mothers, Dr Golly turns up the volume of that innate parental instinct to maximise parents’ understanding of their baby’s cues and bring everyone closer to a full night’s sleep.
Sleep Program queries here. GP referrals here. Private patients please call (03)95086000.
Bachelor of Medicine, University of Melbourne. FRACP. Former Chief Resident Medical Officer of RCH and is involved in the creation and maintenance of the RCH Clinical Practice Guidelines, an online paediatric resource used internationally. He is also a regular expert reviewer for the Raising Children Network website.
SLEEP CONSULTANT &
Alex is a certified sleep consultant, midwife, nurse and mum. With years of experience working in Melbourne with families and children aged 0-5 years and running her own sleep consultancy business, she has seen how sleep deprivation can affect the whole family unit and the toll it takes on parents. As a practising midwife at a large private hospital in Melbourne, she also has a special interest in encouraging healthy sleep habits for newborns and beyond, especially working with unsettled babies.
Bachelor of Nursing with a postgraduate degree in Midwifery. Certified sleep consultant and a member of the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT), Sleep Consultancy.
Amanda is a paediatric psychologist, mum, and founding director of Northern & Hawthorn Centre for Child Development. Working directly and indirectly with hundreds of clients each year, her mission is for every child to achieve their best outcomes by equipping families, educators and corporate clients with the tools they need to help kids thrive. Amanda is the resident psychologist & Advisory Board member at TotallyAwesome – a global child-focussed media company, where she helps to ensure advertising and branding content aimed at children is appropriate.
(+613) 9079 8043 [email protected]
BSocSc. BAppSc (Psych)(Hons), MAPS; Registered Circle of Security Parenting facilitator; Registered SOS Feeding therapist; Member of Australian Psychological Society.
Jillian holds the gold standard qualification of International Board Certified Lactation Consultant ( IBCLC). She has over 10 year’s experience working closely with new mothers in the Maternity Unit setting as well as providing private consultations to new mothers in the comfort of their homes. She is also a Registered Nurse/Midwife. Jillian provides private lactation consults in your home or for those living outside Melbourne’s metropolitan area, Victoria or Australia via Zoom/Facetime meetings. If you are experiencing any concerns and would like to discuss these further please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Bachelor of Nursing with a postgraduate degree in Midwifery. Certified Lactation Consultant.
Miriam is a Paediatric Dietitian with over 10 year’s of experience helping children and their families with a range of nutrition concerns. Miriam provides one-on-one consultations to families in Melbourne, as well as via Telehealth to families in Rural Victoria, Interstate and Internationally. Miriam also provides group sessions to mothers’ groups, school parent groups and corporate teams about childhood nutrition topics to help ensure our next generation grow into healthy adults.
(+613) 9079 8043
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Monash University and completed a certificate in Paediatric Dietetics at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
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So, an invitation to join The Dr Golly Program village of experts was a natural fit.
GLOW Perinatal Emotional Health & Wellbeing Clinic
Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery University of Melbourne, Grad. Dip. Women’s Health (Melb), Grad. Dip. Parent & Infant Mental Health (Melb), FRANZCP. Executive Committee Member Section of Perinatal Psychiatry Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrist.
Sophie is an experienced Pilates instructor and enjoys treating all of the aches and pains which can arise in the postnatal period due to the extra demands placed on the body when caring for your baby.
Queries please email: [email protected]
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Charles Sturt University), Post Graduate training in Women’s Health (Womens’ Health Training Association), Clinical Pilates Instructor (DMA & APPI) & currently undertaking further training in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy through the University of Melbourne.
Advanced Diploma Nutritional Medicine (Australasian College Natural Therapies) Cert Paediatric Nutrition (Monash) Cert 3 & Cert 4 Fitness (FIA) Bach Business / Bach Arts in International Studies (UTS), ATMS Accredited
Michelle works with families in their homes in Inverloch 3996 on a referral basis.
Bachelor of Speech Pathology (LaTrobe Uni) and am a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia, Member of Speech Pathology Australia. Certified Hanen Learning Language and Loving It trainer. Tuning Into Kids facilitator, SOS trained feeding therapist, and PECS trained therapist PLAY Project trained and Orofacial Myology trained.
Vanessa (Vee) is a Registered music therapist, song writer, professional flautist, mum of two and Vee from kids music group Tiptoe Giants.
With years of experience working with children and their families as a music therapist in various settings, such as Sydney Children’s hospital Bear Cottage, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, special education within schools, and paediatric oncology (India), Vanessa loves using music as a tool to engage with children – to learn, discover, develop, explore and experience the world through imaginative, creative and musical play.
Within Tiptoe Giants, Vanessa uses her music therapy experience to write music that is developmentally appropriate, accessible for all children and that provides opportunities for children and families to connect physically, socially, cognitively and emotionally.
Vanessa writes, records & performs children’s music with her music group, Tiptoe Giants – a trio of three women recently nominated in 2020 for an ARIA for Best Children’s Album for their album Colour the World and recently, she was awarded Health Musician of the Year 2022 by the Mental Health Foundation Australia.
Queries please email: [email protected]
BMus (hons), MMus – Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney
MMusThy – The University of Melbourne
Cherie is an Occupational Therapist and mother of three, with 20 years experience supporting the development of children across early intervention, primary health and educational settings. As an OT and Play Therapist Cherie believes in the power of play to facilitate learning, growth and healing. She adopts a trauma-informed and neurodiversity affirming approach to her therapeutic work with families. Cherie works in partnership with parents to help their children thrive by supporting responsive relationships and strengthening functional life skills. We have so many opportunities to impact on a child’s life, meaning and success through our interactions and the rhythms that connect us.
Therapeutic Play Solutions Victoria [email protected]
Masters of Health Science (OT) and Bachelor Applied Science ( OT); The University of Sydney. Sensory Integration Certification (SCSIT), Advanced Clinical Training (Play Therapy), Registered Circle of Security Parenting (COSP) facilitator, Safe and Sound Protocol Certification (SSP), AUTPLAY trained facilitator, PLAY Project trained, DIR Floortime practitioner. Member of the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists.
Demi is an experienced Paediatric Physiotherapist who has done extensive work in the hospital, school and private sector. She has worked extensively with babies, toddlers and children through to adolescence in musculoskeletal and neurological fields, including disability and complex needs.
She enjoys working with babies from birth with post-birth complications such as Torticollis, gross motor delays and diagnosed conditions up to 18 years with a range of neurological, musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. Demi is also experienced in wheelchair and assistive technology prescription and the NDIS framework. She believes that working collaboratively with the family brings the best outcome for the child.
Demi also has a mentorship program for Physiotherapists looking to gain greater experience in the Paediatric field.
Demi provides one-on-one consultations to families in Melbourne, as well as via Telehealth to families in Rural Victoria, Interstate and Internationally.
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Bachelor of Health Science
Master of Physiotherapy Practice (La Trobe University)
Paediatric Courses through Monash University and Melbourne University and Royal Children’s Hospital