“If every teacher was as clear-sighted as Jamie and Cressida, our schools would be better places.”

“NESTS knowledge is impressive and listening to them is terrific. Great sense of humour too.”

“This PD was important, relevant and practical.”

Our key aim at NESTS is to provide quality Professional Development that is accessible for all teachers. Importantly, both Jamie and Cressida are working with young people every week.

As educators, NESTS ensure they remain up to date with the current academic research that addresses all aspects of Special Needs research, especially Autism and ADHD. These insights are shared regularly on our blog and through our Facebook NESTSEducation.

All our current PD offerings are detailed under the Upcoming Seminars tab.

NESTS presents affordable after-school PD sessions throughout the year at locations across Melbourne. NESTS provides discounted fees for Emergency teachers and Student-teachers.

NESTS are happy to come to your educational setting. Our rates are extremely competitive and we are happy to negotiate reduced fees for smaller educational settings. NESTS are happy to travel to outer Melbourne and rural centres including Ballarat and Geelong. This year we have spoken at Kindergartens, Primary, Middle and Secondary schools. All talks are tailored to your educational setting.  

NESTS are passionate about supporting every teacher in every classroom to understand the strategies that they can put in place immediately to support learners with Special Needs.


Read about our students’ experiences, circle of friends, kindness, strategies, and more.



NESTS education provides professional development sessions that fast track teacher understanding by providing strategies teachers can use immediately to address the needs of all learners. “Our primary focus is giving teachers the tools they need to create positive and inclusive learning environments.” 


All teachers are required to complete professional development focused on Special Needs to renew their teaching registration. NESTS can fulfil this requirement by presenting a tailored presentation for your educational settings to help your staff understand, identify, assess and teach students with learning disabilities.


As educators we are experienced in helping with identification, transition, and everyday activities. We specialise in helping students, teachers and families with the whole process of school. We provide strategies and professional learning for parents and teachers to make all learning environments inclusive. 


Please email us to organise tailored presentations for your school or educational setting.

Jamie Coombs Jamie@nests.net.au | 0422 440 557

Cressida Crossley Cressida@nests.net.au | 0412 778 492