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 special 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 Barker has her own online store full of wonderful early development needs at:


Ruth has a second business - A Little Polish - that assists people with the decluttering and decoration of home and business environments.  You can find A Little Polish here 


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!