Secure Beginnings is a private practice that offers professional learning to early childhood educators, teachers and all professionals working with children and families in the early childhood field. Built upon 20 years of research, we bring an infant-mental health perspective to transition routines so that all children feel safe to learn, free to create and ready to play. We welcome you to the Secure Beginnings website where you can learn about our professional learning and book into one of the courses, workshops and mentoring sessions that we offer.

Upcoming Training

Playspace® Learning:

Summer Hill Children’s Centre commences, 7th January 2020

Styles Street Community Long Day Care Centre, 21st March 2020

KU Kangaroo Wagga, 3rd April 2020

KU Children’s Centre, City Office, 14th April 2020

Playspace Reflexive Mentoring Masterclass:

KU Children’s Centre, City Office, 17th April 2020

“If you have young children, give them help, guidance, and protection to the best of your ability, but even more important, give them space – space to be.”

Eckhart Tolle


Dr Robyn Dolby is a psychologist and co-founder of Secure Beginnings. She has worked in the field of Infant Mental Health for forty years. Read more…


Belinda Friezer is a psychologist and art therapist who is currently undertaking a PhD in infant peer group development in early childhood settings. Read more…


Eilish Hughes is a therapist who offers professional development for educators through video-based consultation at an individual or group level. Read more…