Erica is a mum of 2 very active and entertaining children.  She and her partner taught both children, baby sign language and she is able to communicate using some basic Auslan and can also speak German. Erica loves animals and has 2 dogs, a cat and a tank full of fish at home. Prior to having her own children, she worked as an Occupational Therapist for 15 years. She also has a black belt in Zen Do Kai martial arts and has spent the past 2 years teaching martial arts, life skills and sharing the anti-bullying message to children aged 3-16. She is no longer teaching on a regular basis but still helps out in classes when required. Erica loves working with babies, especially since she knows she won’t be having more of her own, so enjoys any opportunity to sneak some newborn cuddles. She is also just as comfortable with older children and loves to ensure that parents know they are leaving their children in safe hands.