Doing things the play way
Founded in 2016, The Play Projects had humble beginnings offering occupational therapy to local children in the Yarrawonga area. Over the past few years, it has evolved into a specialised combined holistic approach to treating kids and young adults with neuro-diversities on a national scale.
With a team of committed therapists and program leaders all adopting play-based strategies, The Play Projects is all about improving lives of patients and their families through fun, feel-good experiences.
Play Projects founder, Kait Cummins is a mother of four and has been an Occupational Therapist (OT) for more than 15 years. Her passion for helping children reach their full potential has been the driving force behind The Play Projects and its therapeutic services.
"I started The Play Projects because I believe that parents are our biggest heroes and greatest assets when it comes to saving the world." - Kait Cummins, Founder of The Play Projects
The Play Projects
Four Ways To Play
Offering occupational, behavioural and speech packages with specific outcomes in mind. Combining different therapeutic modalities for optimal outcomes.
Taking place during school term time, our clinic-based and online programs focus on specific outcomes over 6-8 weeks.
With a series of nature-based programs, our Farm welcomes children and their families for therapist-led and self-led retreats.
School Holiday Intensives
Our Harrietville Family Retreat (April & September) and our January OT Intensive offer a unique therapeutic experience.
Our Play Way
At The Play Projects, our approach to therapy is heavily influenced by play. That's why all of our therapeutic experiences are designed to make as a much room for us to implement The Play Way as possible.
Our programs, farm retreats and school holiday camps allow us to bring six key factors into our therapeutic offerings.
Everything we do has our six key play-based child development principles at its core:
- Quality sleep
- Love & connection
- Free play
- Time in nature
- Real food
Based in the heart of Yarrawonga, our purpose-designed clinic is a warm and welcoming environment for children and their families. The Clinic features a number of therapy rooms, gym (with climbing wall and sensory equipment), kitchen for cooking programs and a huge range of OT tools.
Situated in Wahgunyah (35 mins from Yarrawonga), "Quondong" is The Play Projects Farm. Welcoming children to our therapist-led retreats and families to self-led farm stays, the farm is the epitome of nature-based therapy.