Emmaly Degan  

Child Development and Behavioural Specialist

Emmaly has been working in the early childhood education industry for nearly eight years and has extensive experience working with children and their families. Emmaly has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Sydney, and has conducted lectures as well as worked for the University to assess current students on their practical component in early childhood. 

Emmaly has extensive experience working with children and their families and developed a passion for providing guidance and advice on child development and child behaviour at home. She saw a need for parental support and managing children's behaviour amongst everyday parents. Although most behaviour struggles at home are a normal healthy part of children's development, parents need guidance on how to best deal with these. 

Emmaly went on to complete a Master of Special Education and studied child behaviour. Collaborating knowledge and best practice with her sister who is completing a Psychology degree. Emmaly discovered the Confident Carers Cooperative Kids program and combined this with a Positive Behaviour Support approach to start an easy to understand program for parents 'Calm the Chaos' - Mindful Discipline. 

Emmaly started home visits with family friends which then grew to other families in need of support. Having worked with many mums and dads in their homes, Emmaly has noticed the feelings of guilt from mums in particular for receiving help in the first place. With social media to compare 'perfect family life' to its difficult to accept the need for some help at home.


Emmaly has a number of connections to other support services in the area including sleep consultants, speech therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, etc. We can therefore work in a team environment if needed. Emmaly has also worked with children with additional needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Speech and Language delay, and Sensory Processing Disorder. 

Just remember no behaviour is 'too difficult' or 'not difficult enough' to reach out for support!

I look forward to working with you and your little ones. 

Calm strategies to help mums, dads, and little ones