Kylie Tayles


Tomatis® Practitioner Level 1

My name is Kylie Tayles and I am from the deep south of New Zealand where I live in our sheep and cattle farm with my husband and two primary aged children. I trained as an Early Childhood educator (Yrs 0-8) and spent 10 years working as a Kindergarten teacher, loving my work and making connections with the children and their families. It was during this time, I began to see a shift in how many families needed help and support in different areas of their children’s learning, development and well-being. Fast forward, 6 years after having my own children and looking to get back into the education industry, I came across the Tomatis® Method and the wonderful results a fellow Tomatis® colleague was seeing in her clients – many of them were children. I decided that this was how I was going to try and offer the support to families that I had previously seen as lacking when I was teaching.

Why I work with Tomatis®

I am very fortunate to have found Tomatis® and be able to offer it to the families of Southland. I believe that it is a very powerful tool, a programme that brings so many different benefits to the lives of those who use it as well as those people around them!


The majority of the clients I have worked with are children. Parents have come to me looking for support for their child around many different areas, from learning difficulties in the classroom, speech/language development, sleeping difficulties, wetting at night, and such like.

It is always so thrilling when after only a few days, a phone call or message from an excited parent telling me of something they have noticed about their child since starting the programme. Whether it is that their child went to bed and was asleep within 10-15  minutes rather than the usual 1-2hrs, or their teacher had commented on how well the child had been doing in class or seemed more focused. I have had a child who was on medication come off it after doing the programme, a speech and language teacher ask a parent “what have you been doing with him?” and the parents excitedly show me their child’s school report and the comparison to their previous report. It is an honour to be able to provide families with the experience of the Tomatis® Method and look forward to continuing my journey with it.

Get in touch

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