Meet SA Woman Member, Nicki Brunton.

Business/Organisation: The Patchwork Parent
Job Role: CEO- The Patchwork Parent

Tell us a bit about you:

Nicki is a dedicated youth worker and mother of four, bringing over 15 years of experience in supporting and empowering young people and their families. Her deep understanding of the challenges faced by both teens and parents comes from her professional background and her personal journey as a parent.

With a passion for fostering strong, healthy family relationships, Nicki has spent her career guiding parents through the complexities of adolescence. She has a unique ability to connect with both teens and parents, offering practical advice, compassionate support, and innovative strategies to help families thrive.

As the facilitator of the PATCHWORK Parent Program, Nicki combines her extensive expertise in youth work with her real-life parenting experience to provide a comprehensive, empathetic approach to parenting. Her goal is to help parents build stronger connections with their teens, enhance their understanding, and navigate the ups and downs of family life with confidence and resilience.

Nicki’s approach is grounded in the belief that every family has the potential to create a nurturing, supportive environment where both parents and teens can flourish.

Tell us a bit about your business or organisation/role:
At The Patchwork Parent, we understand that families are beautifully complex and uniquely diverse, much like a patchwork quilt. Each piece, with its own shape, colour, and story, contributes to a cohesive, resilient, and vibrant whole. Our philosophy is rooted in empathy, authenticity, and growth, recognising that no one is perfect and that every parent inevitably faces challenges and makes mistakes, even with the best intentions.

What region of South Australia are you in?:
Adelaide North

How can you best contact you:


30 Panes Rd Kudla Sa 5115




Let’s get to know you a little more:

What has been a lesson you learnt in your career or business that has stayed with you?
The biggest lesson I have learned is building a business is not linear on an upward trajectory, it is based on your own energy and how you show up in your business.

What is your favourite place in South Australia to visit?
The Yorke Peninsula during summer

Why is being part of SA Woman important to you?
Being a part of SA Woman is important because we should be building each other up, it is important to recognise the work of women and the complexities that come along with that.

What is a quote or mantra you live by?
The measure of intelligence is the ability to change- Albert Einstein