About Us

A fun, engaging and meaningful approach to children’s Occupational Therapy.

Our Occupational Therapy

At Kids’ Space OT, we provide an individualized and holistic therapy service to enable each child to achieve their goals. Therapy sessions are play based and goal directed. We use your child’s interests and strengths to build on the areas in which they are having difficulties we work closely with the child’s family to identify and treat the underlying difficulties rather than simply practice tasks so that we can build a strong foundation on which to build on. This enables the child not only to develop new skills but also to improve their overall confidence and self-esteem.

Sumita Quinn

Director, Occupational Therapist

Meet the Team

Sumita is the Director of Kids’ Space OT and has 14 years of clinical experience and a love of working with children and their families. She believes in making therapy playful, engaging and fun to work towards building the child’s skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Sumita is experienced in working with children to develop their fine and gross motor skills, address sensory processing difficulties, develop improved emotional regulation and social skills and address feeding difficulties. She has considerable experience working with children with diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Global Developmental Delay, Developmental Coordination Disorder amongst many others.

Over the years, Sumita has attended numerous trainings. Some of these include: Wilbargar Approach to Sensory Defensiveness, Astronaut Training – A Visual Vestibular Approach, SOS approach to Feeding, DIR Floortime, Kinesiotaping Level 1-2, Coop Approach, Handwriting without Tears Kids and Family Rainbow Yoga teacher training and Decoding Autism.

She is also passionate about working with women, especially mums and is Australia’s first and currently only Restore your Core ® teacher.

To find out more about Sumita’s work with women, check out www.aspaceformums.com.au

Claire Kenyon

Occupational Therapist

Claire is a vibrant, energetic and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist who has a natural ability to connect to children and adults alike. She is driven to find what motivates each child, celebrates their strengths and uses their interests to guide her intervention.

Claire is experienced with addressing sensory processing difficulties, developing social and emotional regulation skills, executive functioning skills, and developing gross and fine motor skills. Claire is passionate about building self-esteem and confidence in the children she works with. Claire has attended professional development in DIR Floortime, Traffic Jam in the brain and Tony Attwood’s conference. Claire is also currently completing certification as a Pilates Instructor with a plan to incorporate Pilates in her work to develop postural control, body awareness and gross motor skills. She shares her time between our Kippax clinic and being based at Canberra Girls Grammar School where Kids’ Space OT provides OT services at the school.

Chloe Harbison

Occupational Therapist

Chloe is a creative, motivated, and caring Occupational Therapist who strives to build meaningful connections and create fun, supportive environments for each child. She is driven by each child’s imagination and interests to bring purpose, joy, and excitement to their intervention. 
Chloe is a new graduate therapist, graduating from the University of Canberra in 2022, and is passionate about learning all things paeds! She has a particular interest in working with children to develop functional skills through playful ways to enable greater participation across all areas of life.


Rachel Crawford

Occupational Therapist
Rachel is a caring, friendly and enthusiastic occupational therapist. She is passionate about creating strong and meaningful connections with each child and their family. She aims to bring fun and creativity to every therapy session, so occupational therapy sessions become a place each child enjoys. She is motivated to learn more about sensory processing and working with children to develop motor skills.
After growing up in Canberra, Rachel enjoys adventuring around the world and aims to keep travelling to explore exciting new places. She enjoys spending time with friends, family and loves animals. As a new- graduate Occupational Therapist, Rachel is excited to begin her role at Kids’ Space and looks forward to getting to know and work with every child. 

Grace Harpley

Occupational Therapist

Grace is a colourful and creative Occupational Therapist who values establishing strong relationships with each child and their families. Grace is motivated by building confidence in children to ensure they always feel a sense of belonging in all aspects of life. Grace loves involving each child’s amazing imaginations to guide her sessions and uses the child’s interests to work on their goals.

Grace is a new graduate occupational therapist and is so excited to be working in the area she is most passionate about- kids! Grace is always looking to learn new things and excited to develop her OT skills. To Grace, it is crucial that each child enjoys coming to OT and that they have fun whilst doing so!

Amy Huynh

Allied Health Assistant

Amy is an optimistic, caring, and compassionate allied health assistant. She is passionate about celebrating the strengths of the clients and utilising them in therapy. Amy has had previous experience working with kids as a gymnastics coach and party entertainer.

 Amy grew up in Canberra and spends her spare time at cafes or going to reformer Pilates classes. She loves to incorporate movement and colour into her sessions, ensuring the clients are engaged to achieve their goals in fun ways. Amy is currently studying a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Canberra and will graduate in 2024.

Amy Ibbott

Allied Health Assistant

Amy is an approachable, empathetic, and motivated Allied Health Assistant. Amy loves being a part of children overcoming obstacles to assist them to achieve their full potential. She believes celebrating wins, big or small, is so important! Amy hopes to be able to provide kids with a supportive and fun environment to work on their goals and to have a bit of a laugh.  

Amy is from a small country town, loves getting outdoors and catching up with friends in her spare time. Amy is currently studying Occupational Therapy at the University of Canberra and will graduate in 2024.  

Elise Jay

Allied Health Assistant

Elise is a patient, kind-natured and engaging Allied Health Assistant. Elise enjoys working with children across different contexts and uses the role of an allied health assistant to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship with people. Any type of challenge is neither too big or small for Elise, applying herself with motivation and determination in all therapy settings to make a difference.

Elise is a Riverina local and loves going home to the family farm when she can. In her spare time, Elise can be found exploring Ngunnawal country up in Brindabella National Park. Elise moved to Canberra to study a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and is expected to graduate in 2023.

Jesse - Exercise Physiologist

Jesse Dent

Exercise Physiologist

Jesse is a fun, passionate and enthusiastic Exercise Physiologist. Jesse provides individualised intervention, focusing on the child’s strengths to help build skills towards their goals. Jesse’s sessions are creative and engaging, incorporating exercise into play. He prioritises a positive therapeutic relationship, aiming to build an understanding of each child and their family.

Jesse is a new graduate Exercise Physiologist, who graduated from the University of Canberra in 2023. He has previous experience working with children as a learning support assistant in primary and high schools across Canberra. When outside of the clinic, Jesse plays rugby league and enjoys hanging out with his friends.

Emma Noakes

Administrative Officer

Emma is the smiling face you see when you walk through the door. She is approachable, reliable and has a great sense of humour.  Emma keeps the practice organised – from the team members through to client services.

She enjoys connecting with families, whether that be over the phone or face to face. She is available 3 days a week to assist with any questions, queries or concerns you might have, big or small.  As a mum of twin boys, Emma knows what is needed to create a fun and welcoming environment.

If you are Interested in Joining Kids’ Space Occupational Therapy we’d love to hear from you!

Click here for current vacancies or leave us with an Expression of Interest.

Our Clinic

Our clinic is a fun and engaging space equipped with fantastic equipment, swings and games to ensure your child loves coming to OT.