Meet the team.

Nicole Brown

Director/Occupational Therapist

Nicole set up TOTS in 2012 with the dream of providing family centred, evidence based therapy to families. Nicole values the partnership that she has with each of her families on their journey to achieving their goals. She loves working closely with all support people within her client’s environments. Her favourite part of her job is being able to help her children to engage, participate and achieve in their daily activities.

Nicole has had experience working across several settings throughout metropolitan, regional, rural and remote Australia. She has worked in both hospitals and community agencies including education departments, not for profit organisations and as a lecturer at James Cook University. Her knowledge of what works well within different organisations assisted in her development of her business set up. Her clinical experience ranges across the lifespan and includes acute and chronic neurological conditions, Autism Spectrum Disorder, development disabilities, behavioural difficulties, and vision impairment.


Nicola Smith

Occupational Therapist

Nicola joined TOTS in late 2016, after pursuing her passion for working with children in a family-like private practice. Nicola loves working closely with families and thrives off the potential of her clients, and embracing their unique personalities to achieve their goals.

Nicola has experience working in a variety of settings, and with a diverse range of clients extending to neurological rehabilitation, multicultural health and rural practice. Nicola’s clinical experience in paediatrics extends to working with children and teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder, physical disabilities and those who experience developmental delays.

Nicola’s current passion continues to be delivering therapeutic supports in line with the Early Childhood and Early Intervention Guidelines.


Hamish Cassady

Occupational Therapist

Hamish is the most recent addition to our occupational therapy team. Hamish loves being able to help his client’s achieve their goals. He really enjoys being able to get to know his clients and make therapy meaningful.

Hamish has had experience in working with clients across the lifespan and in various settings including hospital, community organisations, and in rural and remote locations. His main clinical experience is with clients with developmental delays and chronic conditions.