Mother Goose

Strength Based Practice: “The strengthbased approach is based on the proposition
that the ‘strengths and resources of people and
their environments, rather than their problems
and pathologies, should be the central focus of
the helping process.’” Chapin,R.K. 1995).
Social policy development: The strengths
perspective. Social Work. 40, 506-514.
Parent Partnership Model: “The basic
assumption is of two separate and different
people agreeing to work respectfully together,
attempting to achieve benefit for the parents
via the pooling of their different but equally
important knowledge and skills.” Davis, H.,
Day, C. and Bidmead, C. (2002). Working in
Partnership with Parents: The Parent Adviser
Model. London: The Psychological
Family-centred Practice:: Familycenteredness characterizes beliefs and
practices that treat families with dignity and
respect; individualized, flexible, and responsive
practices; information sharing so that families
can make informed decisions… and the
provision and mobilization of resources and
supports necessary for families to care for and
rear their children in ways that produce optimal
child, parent, and family outcomes. Dunst, C.
Journal of Special Education. 36(3) 139-148.
Mother Goose
Attachment Theory: “In simple terms,
children learn about themselves and
how they can expect the world of people to be through early relationships. As
they experience interactions on a minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour, day-byday basis, they build up a view of themselves and expectancies of how others
will respond. If they are generally responded to in caring, sensitive, consistent and reliable ways, then they develop a view of the world as generally a
safe place to be, and people as generally to be trusted to have their best interests at heart.
They also develop a view of themselves as loved and lovable, a critical
foundation of healthy self acceptance
and self esteem.” Rolfe, S. (2004,
Spring) Attachment theory: time for a
rethink? [Electronic version]. Rattler 71
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The Moon is round,
As round can be,
Two eyes, a nose,
and a mouth,
Like me!
Our Workshops:
Parent-Child Mother
Goose® offers a model
which uses mutually
enjoyable activities (songs,
rhymes, finger plays and
storytelling) to support attachment and
interaction between parents (as well as
carers, relatives and staff working with
young children) and their infants and
young children.
These positive relationships are critical
for promoting children’s health, wellbeing and achievement outcomes
throughout later life; forming a strong
foundation for life.
The program also enables families to
form new friendships and
neighbourhood connections, and
to obtain information about
services in a highly supported
The program has several wellresearched principles underpinning its
 The session is One hour with parent
and child and NO equipment. Staff
are engaged subsequently in liaising
with families, supporting their connections with Community Services
and preparing for the next group.
 Families join together with two or
three staff to share songs and
rhymes. They also share morning or
afternoon tea. Whilst the children
are minded the parents learn story
telling and share stories with each
Training the Teacher
Teacher training combines workshop training with apprenticeship
training or practicum experience.
Teacher Training Workshops are
taught by accredited facilitators
who teach participants the principles and methods of the ParentChild Mother Goose Program®.
Apprenticeship Training is handson training with an experienced,
accredited P-CMGP teacher.
Practicum Experience is experience teaching the P-CMGP.
Our workshops have been purchased by agencies and organisations across Australia. Contact
us to find out more about our
training programs.
The Australian Regional Office of Parent-Child Mother Goose Program Co-Located with Playgroup Victoria
346 Albert St Brunswick Victoria 3056 Phone : 03 9388 1599 EXT 145
Toll Free Within Victoria : 1800 171 882 EXT 145 FAX : 9380 6733
[email protected]