Ruth Barker – ‘The Kid Specialist’ is a Play and Learning Specialist and a Montessori Facilitator who works with children from toddlerhood through to school that may include those with developmental delay or learning disorder.

She is a consultant for families - preparing the ultimate home environment, activities and pursuits for children and works within the family to provide assistance for extra needs.

Ruth is also a literacy and mathematics tutor for school aged children. She works from The Hut Child Development and Family Learning Centre, Possum Creek, Northern New South Wales -  or via Skype.

Ruth has a Social Science Degree - Child Development and Family Studies and a Montessori Preschool Diploma. With thirty years experience she is a confident advocate for childhood development. Ruth is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy with a paediatric interest. She is a proud member of the Australian Tutoring Association and is a student member of Occupational Therapy Australia.

Ruth is also, a former Citizen of the Year and Pride of Australia Medal Finalist. 

Contact Ruth to book a consultation at The Hut or via Skype.


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Also available is a beautiful collection of first cooking, art and play materials for your child to encourage sensory exploration and movement. It is sensory exploration and movement that leads to the neural growth within the human brain.  Beautiful tools, specifically chosen for this purpose. And if you need a little encouragement - it's all in The Parenting Five - Sensory Motor Play for Little People book!

Spur on your child's speech and language development through pretend play, with these useful themed products and beautiful Baby Morris Board Books, that were especially designed to promote speech and interaction through punchy story lines and quality images.


Ruth has a second business called 'A Little Polish'

A Little Polish assists people with the decluttering and decoration of home and business environments.