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Child Development & Paediatric Movement Course

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Want to play your part in building bright futures for our kids?

We now have several options to get involved and run your own Kids Heart Pilates programs. Become a Kids Heart Pilates instructor, Kids Heart Pilates is a trademarked program available to all business’ and instructors. All training and support is readily available online and you are just a few simple steps away from getting started.


Are you wanting to work with the paediatric population or do you already work with them and want to improve your prescription, report writing and your exercise database?

– All online

– Video content of Liz taking you through the course

– Private Facebook group to connect with other people learning the same content

– 12 month professional license for our online series

– Course paper, powerpoint presentation


Understanding child development, the impact of physical development on all areas of child development and how to run an effective movement program for children.

50% – Familiarisation/background of topic

30% – Exercise prescription

20% – Exercise delivery for the demographic


1. Child Development Overview

2. Key developmental areas & Physical Development

3. Promoting Development through movement

4. Pilates & Child Development

5. Key Development Exercises

6. Teaching Children & Common movement faults & concerns within this demographic

Learning Outcomes

1. A good understanding of exercise recommendations for children aged 1-12years old.

2. Comprehension of child developmental key areas and how physical development impacts each area.

3. Understanding of movement progression

4. A thorough understanding of age specific exercise prescription

5. Knowledge of what a child needs during the early stages of development and movement progression.

6. Key strategies of promoting physical development and knowledge of promoting development in all key areas.

7. Knowledge of indicators in relation to developmental concerns and who to refer to

8. Tools to implement in providing group exercise within a group of children.

9. Understanding of Pilates Principles for children

10. Effective strategies on teaching children

11. Exercise Prescription to target the specific areas of development

12. Sample and ready to use exercise sessions for specific areas of development

13. Common developmental concerns and specifics

14. Being able to recognise the technique or common movement faults in children

15. A good grasp and toolkit on how to promote movement programs

Investment: $449

Points: 9CPD points

Notes: use ESSA20 in coupon code to get discount & ESSA20Student for students (must supply ESSA number or Student number in your registration).

About Liz

Liz Dawson is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), Pilates instructor and owner and director of Kids Heart Pilates & Northside Allied Health. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Science, Human Movement Studies in 2009, she has worked across a number of health disciplines, including weight management and clinical disease and injury rehabilitation.

Liz has relished in the experience of developing Pilates based movement programs for children over the last 10 years across a range of facilities including, kindergartens, child cares, preschools, primary and high schools since 2010. Extending on the repertoire of Kids Heart Pilates programs, and in response to an increasing demand for convenience, in both the home and classroom, Liz proudly launched an online Pilates program available for families worldwide. She is now extremely excited to launch her teacher training and help educate other health professionals on effective ways on working with children, a course that she has poured her time and passion into for 2 years.


We have closed our August 2021 intake. Please fill out below to go on the waitlist for December and we will notify when next sign up is open.

Registrations will open on December 1st till the 8th!

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KHP Professional License

Run classes from your private practice $999 set up fee

– Includes online course

– Territory protected preventing you from competitors in your area

– Includes online program access

– Valid for up to 3 practioners

– Online program wholesale opportunities

– Be included in our marketing.

Start up your own business running Kindergarten, Preschool and School programs $999 set up fee + 30% trademark ongoing royalty

– Includes online course

– Territory protected preventing competitors in your area

– Includes online program access

– Our Exercise Database

– KHP Training Manual

– 1:1 Mentoring with our Founder & clinical management team

– Valid for up to 3 practioners

– Online program wholesale opportunities

– Be included in our marketing.

– Coaching on setting up a successful kindergarten program

– Marketing tips for starting a kindergarten program

– Growth strategies for kindergarten program

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