Lydia is the co-founder of Twigs and boasts qualifications in ‘Care of the Special Child’, a FETAC level 6 in Childcare and is an experienced manager. She has 11 years’ experience as an SNA in a severe to profound setting alongside trainings in; Autism Awareness, Lamh, PECS Praise Behaviour Support, Children’s First Aid, Paediatric First Aid, Patient Moving and Handling MAPA, Hydrotherapy, EDS, Fire and Water Safety, Right Moves, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Early Trauma, in addition to numerous sensory and physical movement workshops.

Lydia is one of the very few people in Ireland trained in Rebound therapy for children.

Lydia has a love for singing and can always be found in room one teaching songs, creating sensory stories and realistic imaginative play. Lydia believes that imaginative play is key to creating social skills and confidence.