Previous events

Below are some of the previous events I have spoken as an Postnatal Educator and Practitioner

Simplify Solids Early Child Educator's Professional Development Workshop

15th August - BNZ Partners Centre, Russley, Christchurch

This is a perfect course for educators that work with infants from six months to one year of age. With a focus on digestive health and fostering sleep, this workshop will enable you to confidently advise parents about providing solids to their infant as it provides the latest research on the ideal age to start solids, healthy food options and the ideal quantity of solids for each age and stage. You will also learn about purees, Baby Lead Weaning, how much variety is truly good for a child in the first six months of solid food along with how to make nutritious homemade solids. This workshop helps to put the latest research, fads, and recommendations into perspective, while providing a healthy, logical guide about solids from the age of six months to one year of age. 
When we introduce and feed solids in a way that respectfully works alongside the child’s basic digestive biology we foster a relaxed disposition and support comfortable exploration of an infant’s food, body and environment.

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Parenting Week

21st - 31st August
Parenting Week is a great opportunity to up skill through many diverse speakers and workshops.  I will be holding two of my workshops...

A Baby’s Cues – learn to read and respond knowingly
This extensive workshop focuses on responsive care, providing parents, teachers and health professionals with simple but significant facts about a baby’s early digestive biology, along with delivering a deeper understanding about what a baby is truly communicating and how to respond knowingly WITH them to foster calm and nurture developmental sleep. It is an ideal workshop for all that work with, or have a newborn to six month old, settled or unsettled.

Wednesday 30th August
Grace Vineyard Beach Campus, 111 Seaview Rd, New Brighton
Bookings essential here Tickets $10.
Sponsored by BabyCues and Archer Kingdom Ministry Fund. Hosted by Youth Alive Trust

Simplify Solids
Learn how to support comfortable exploration of food for your infant while nurturing their digestive function. When we introduce and feed solids in a way that respectfully works alongside the child's basic digestive biology we foster a relaxed disposition and positive mental and physical development. This workshop helps to put the latest research, fads, and recommendations into perspective, while providing a healthy, logical guide about solids from the age of six months to one year of age inclusive of quantities and suggested menus. 

St Christophers Church, 244 Avonhead Rd, Avonhead
Bookings essential here Tickets $10 
Sponsored by BabyCues, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board and The Archer Kingdom Ministry Fund.

BePure National Tour - BabyCues Philippa Murphy - Guest Speaker

Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 7:00PM - 09:45PM, Rangiora Baptist Church, Rangiora, $39.00

For the first time ever, Ben Warren is bringing his unique, personalised approach to health and wellness to New Zealand on a nationwide tour. Ben Warren’s 'What's Your Health Story Tour' is a truly unique experience, providing audience members the chance to actively engage with Ben. Throughout the evening you will discover your personal health story and leave empowered, with a strong understanding of what actions you can take to live life with optimal health, energy and happiness.

Philippa will be joining Ben on stage at the Rangiora Show. You could say Ben and Philippa work on the same wish but for different ages – digestive health. Hence Ben invited Philippa to share a little about her work on the night.

$39.00 Receive $10 off by entering the discount code BEPURE at checkout. Easy.


Inspire Kindness - developing caring relationships Early Child Educator's Professional Development Workshop

Thursday 18th May, 9.30am – 12.00pm, BNZ Partners Centre, Russley, Christchurch

This practical, invigorating workshop offers teachers tools that aid children to develop the emotion of kindness within their ECE environment and beyond. The ‘Kindness’ Project delves into the beneficial side effects of kindness while providing projects that each teacher can take back to the classroom and implement.

Ideal for teachers of all ECE ages, this workshop will increase awareness of the child’s own emotions, help teachers to inspire caring individuals that create caring, trusting relationships, focus on introducing five concepts of kindness, provide activities to promote kindness to others, supply material for quick implementation of kindness in the classroom.



A baby's cues - read and respond knowingly

  • 21 March 2017
  • 09:00am
  • BNZ Building, Russley
  • Early Childhood Educators

The Great ECE Expo

  • 18 March 2017
  • 09:31am
  • Lincoln
  • public

I will be speaking about a baby's cues at this event along with being available to chat one on one with Early  Childhood Educators that are interested in holding any of my professional development workshops.

September 2016

The Baby & Child Show Dunedin

I and Dorothy Waide will be the speakers at the Dunedin Show in September. You can also come along and browse 100+ exhibits, visit our speciality show zones, partake in a fun demonstration then grab a bite to eat. Come early for a Goodie Bag or grab one from 1pm for our afternoon visitors - these are always popular!

August 2016

Christchurch Yeah Baby Childspace Seminar

Yeah Baby! is a specialist conference concerned with the education and care of our infants from birth to three years of age. This one day conference runs from 9am – 3pm on a Saturday, includes a packed lunch, trade fair, and six 45 minute seminar style presentations. Registration is just $120 for Space subscribers and $130 for non-subscribers. The format for the day ensures delegates will return to their early childhood setting affirmed and inspired with topics covered ranging from infant environments to self-regulation, key caregiving, continuity of care, learning stories and more.

Normal Price: $130

For The Space Subscribers: $120

June 2016

Christchurch Baby Expo

  • 11 June 2016
  • 09:00am
  • 75 Lyttelton Street, Somerfield, Christchurch
  • Public
  • $5 Kids U15 free

I am one of the Key Speakers at this years show, speaking both on the Saturday and Sunday at 11.15am with my stall site (L9) being set up just as you come in the doors. During my seminars I’ll be offering top tips to enable calm for your baby in each moment, while sharing my research on a baby’s cues and their relationship with your baby’s digestive system. My passion is teaching parents responsive care that fosters an intuitive exchange between baby and parent, and I am excited about sharing that with you, so please come and chat.

April 2016

Parent Centre Under 5's Market

  • 02 April 2016
  • 10:00am
  • 50 Colombo Street, Christchurch
  • Public
  • $2.00 Kids Free

Professional stalls, new and pre-used clothing, toys, books & equipment for sale. Cash sales only. Email:

March 2016

Christchurch Organic Kids Seminar

  • 31 March 2016
  • 10:00am
  • Christchurch
  • Private

Organic Kids are a in-home education and care agency for parents and in this seminar I will be speaking about the 'Natural Introduction of Solids'. Location and date to be finalised. 

February 2016

Rolleston question time and book signing

The lovely Chris, owner of Rolleston Natural Health, has invited me to chat with the parents of Rolleston about nurturing within biological capabilities and how to prevent and remedy colic and reflux. My book will also be discounted on the night and the first person to arrive will receive a free copy of my eBook. 

October 2015

NZ Bookshop Day Signing at Merivale Paper Plus

  • 31 October 2015
  • 12:30pm
  • 189 Papanui Rd, Shop 2 Merivale Mall, Merivale, Christchurch
  • Public
  • Free

NZ Bookshop Day Signing at Piccadilly Books

  • 31 October 2015
  • 11:00am
  • Shop 1, Avonhead Mall,Merrin Street, Christchurch
  • Public
  • Free

September 2015

The Baby & Child Show Dunedin

  • 20 September 2015
  • 10:00am
  • 116 Portsmouth Dr, Andersons Bay
  • Public
  • Small entry fee for adults - children under 12 free

A one-stop event filled with all the baby & child products, resources and giveaways you have been looking for!

Christchurch Childspace Seminar Day 2015

  • 05 September 2015
  • 09:00am
  • Christchurch - details to be confirmed and up-dated soon
  • Educators
  • To be confirmed and up-dated soon

Childspace Early Childhood Institute hosts 1 national conference & and eight one day regional conferences.

August 2015

Auckland Baby Show

  • 23 August 2015
  • 02:00pm
  • 217 Green Lane West, Greenlane, Auckland
  • Public
  • To be confirmed

The show starts on the 21st of August. I am speaking on the causes of colic, reflux, lactose and dairy overload naturally with tips on prevention and remedy on Sunday the 23rd at 2pm in the Seminar Room. I will also be selling my book from 10-11.45am in the Book Sellers Section at a reduced show special price and then again after my talk.

New Zealand Authors Association Canterbury Book Buzz

  • 07 August 2015
  • 05:30pm
  • Sydenham, Christchurch
  • Public, Authors
  • Pot Luck Dinner

I will be launching my book through the local NZSA group in Canterbury on this evening. Chatting a little about the book and making it available for sale on the night.

July 2015

Christchurch Baby & Child Expo

  • 18 July 2015
  • 09:00am
  • Pioneer Stadium, Christchurch
  • Public
  • Adults $5, Kids U15 Free

I am speaking at 9.45am on the 18th and 19th of July on the causes of colic, reflux, lactose and dairy overload, with tips on how to prevent and remedy these. I will also be selling my book at a reduced show special price for the whole weekend at my BabyCues stand.

Facebook Parent Question Time

  • 14 July 2015
  • 12:00am
  • Parents
  • Free

This is your opportunity to spend half-an-hour with me answering your questions on colic, reflux, lactose and dairy overload. I'd like to thank Kate and the team at Nature's Sway for this opportunity. Time to be confirmed soon.

In due course I will be holding Parent Question Time on my own Facebook Page too. 

Oamaru Paper Plus Book Signing & Question Time

I will be at the store from 10am until 3pm, signing books and giving out advice to parents, grandparents or friends that have friends with a newborn that is unsettled from digestive issues. 

June 2015

Dunedin Childspace Conference for Educators 2015
Yeah Baby - birth to three years

Childspace Early Childhood Institute hosted national conference & and eight one day regional conferences which I spoke about educators being 'Mindful Minders of Mindfulness.'

OhBaby Magazine - Feature on Colic

Please note: Philippa Murphy does not necessarily agree with all of the information in this entire article. 

May 2015

The Wellington Baby Show

My topic was 'Nurture settled behaviour and sleep – learn the CAUSES of colic, reflux, lactose and dairy overload. I discussed the causes of Digestive Overload, the basic digestive biology of a newborn, how to nurture digestion in a balanced manner, normal and abnormal crying and also touch on the truth about what a baby's cues really mean.  

April 2015

Infant Mental Health Association Aotearoa New Zealand Conference 2015
Opportunities Within the Challenges - Being Mindful of Infants, their Families & Ourselves

My topic - "Inspiring prevention and remedying of unsettled behaviour for newborns in order to harness an optimum social and emotional environment for their development."