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In-House Workshops

Melbourne and Regional Victoria


Developed by experienced early childhood professionals, facilitated in long day care, family day care and OSHC services and referenced to the NQS and EYLF, these early childhood education professional development workshops provide training to model good practice in 2-3 hours.

Each workshop consists of theory and framework refreshers, practical strategies for daily practice, interactive activities and opportunities for educators check their understanding and reflect.

Workshops are run at your service at a time that suits your team - day, evening or Saturday mornings.

Courses

Description

NQS/EYLF

Support your team to promote a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing for children. This workshop covers links in the NQF, types of physical activity and its benefits, 24 Hours Movement Guidelines for the Early Years, links to brain development, balancing intentional teaching and free play in relation to physical activity, role modelling activity levels, working with families in relation to physical activity, examples for different age groups. Learn More >>>

National Quality Standard:

Quality Area 1, 2

Early Years Learning Framework:

Outcome 3

National Law:

Section 155, 168, 323

Regulation: 73

This workshop reinforces the importance and requirements of adequate and active supervision on a day to day basis. Topics also include educators communication with peers, engagement with children, positioning, the role of the environment and children’s agency. It allows for professional reflection about supervision.

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National Quality Standard:

Standard 2.2, Element 2.2.1

National Law:

Section 165, 167

Regulation: 115, 168(2)(h)

Educators in this workshop will learn about the basics of the autism spectrum including examples of social communication, social interaction, behaviour, interests and activities that may be present. Each autistic child is different so participants are guided to use resources to develop a responsive and inclusive program to support them.

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National Quality Standard:

Quality Area 1, 5, 6

Early Years Learning Framework:

Outcome 1, 3

Practice: Continuity, Learning, Assessment, Holistic

Principle 1, 3, 5

In this workshop, educators will identify ways to support children’s resilience and support the development of a strong sense of identity and positive self-worth for all children. Topics include the nature of resilience, how to develop & foster better self-awareness, self-confidence and self-esteem. The role of the educator is investigate and the importance of partnerships with families explored. Practical resources and strategies designed to teach social and emotional learning skills are provided.

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National Quality Standard:

Quality Area 1, 2, 3, 4 | Standards 1.2, 2.1, 2.3, 3.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

Early Years Learning Framework:

Outcome 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

National Law:

Section 166, 323

Regulation: 73, 155, 156, 157

This workshop addresses teamwork in an early childhood setting and how it can be effective and characterised by respectful and collaborative relationships between leaders, managers, educators and other members of the team. Professionalism and communication strategies are addressed in relation to teamwork and building a positive, effective team culture.

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National Quality Standard:

Standard 4.2 | Elements 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 7.2.3

Early Years Learning Framework:

Principle 5

​VEYLDF:

Practice Principle - Reflective Practice

Equip and refresh your team of educators through exploring diversity, inclusion and equity. Topics covered include promoting a sense of identity and belonging, developing tolerance, acceptance and respect for differences, the role of environments, relationships and intentional teaching in promoting diversity and inclusive practice.

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National Quality Standard:

Quality Area 1, 5, 6

Early Years Learning Framework:

Outcome 1, 2, 3

Practice: Cultural, Continuity, Holistic

Principle 1, 2, 4

Equip and refresh your team of educators through exploring diversity, inclusion and equity. Topics covered include promoting a sense of identity and belonging, developing tolerance, acceptance and respect for differences, the role of environments, relationships and intentional teaching in promoting diversity and inclusive practice.

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National Quality Standard:

Quality Area 1

Early Years Learning Framework:

Outcome 1, 4

Practice: Holistic, Responsiveness, Intentional, Play, Environments, High

Principle 5

National Law:

Section 323

Regulation: 73

This workshop provides practical ideas and strategies for creating learning and development spaces that invite physical and social play and have a positive impact on children’s learning and outcomes. Topics include the NQF in relation to environments, defining a inviting environment, open ended play spaces, active engagement, materials and resources, facilitation and scaffolding, documenting, 25+ example environments and provocations for ideas and inspiration.

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National Quality Standard:

Quality Area 1, 3

Early Years Learning Framework:

Outcome 1, 2, 4

VEYLDF:

Principle Practice 5:

Regulations:

105, 113, 155, 157

Enhance your team’s leadership skills through exploration of the professional skills and personal attributes needed to successfully lead a team. Topics include qualities and values versus relying upon position, sharing vision and purpose, emotional intelligence, professionalism, ethical responsibility and strategies to promote and nurture a professional and positive team including working with young and/or inexperienced team members.

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National Quality Standard:

Quality Area 4 & 7 | Standards 4.1, 4.2, 7.1, 7.2

Early Years Learning Framework:

Principle 5

VEYLDF:

Principle 5

Guiding behaviour is challenging and rewarding. Learn more about recognising differences in children's behaviour, recognising and responding to age-appropriate behaviours, supporting age-appropriate behaviours, different types of behaviour, behaviours of concern, establishing behavioural expectations, providing positive reinforcement and guiding and redirecting behaviour.

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National Quality Standard:

Quality Area 1, 5, 6

Early Years Learning Framework:

Outcome 1, 3

Practice: Continuity, Learning, Assessment, Holistic

Principle 1, 3, 5

Explore activities to foster and challenge children’s natural curiosity about the world and how things work and support mathematical and scientific concepts through practical, hands-on experiences that support learning dispositions including enquiry, investigation, problem-solving, predicting and hypothesising. Refresh and update educator’s knowledge and skills to support children to develop critical thinking, extend and consolidate concepts and develop associated language through engaging in mathematical and scientific experiences.

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National Quality Standard:

Quality Area 1, 3

National Law:

Section 323

Regulations:

73, 105, 113

Refresh educator’s ability and desire to incorporate music and movement into your program. Explore how music and movement enhances children’s development and learning, practical ideas and examples of how to embed music and movement in the daily program.

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National Quality Standard:

Quality Area 1, 5

National Law:

Section 323

Regulations:

73, 105, 155,156

This workshop is designed to refresh and enhance educator’s understanding of planning and the outcomes and practice principles of the approved learning frameworks. Topics covered include providing experiences and opportunities to support children’s play and learning, permanent learning areas and play spaces, the environment as a third teacher, influences on how children respond to play and learning, linking theory and practice, “observe, assess and plan” play activities.

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National Quality Standard:

Quality Area 1 | Standards 1.1, 1.2

Early Years Learning Framework:

Outcome 4, 5

Practice: Learning, Intentional, Environments, Continuity, Assessments

Principle 1

National Law:

Section 168, 323

Regulation: 73

Empower your team with an increased confidence and capacity to build partnerships with families. Explore the key elements of a respectful partnership relationship, benefits of family partnerships, NQF requirements, communication with families from diverse backgrounds and cultures, effective communication techniques, handling difficult conversations and practical strategies for including families in developing the families.

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National Quality Standard:

Quality Area 1, 2, 6

Early Years Learning Framework:

Outcome 1

Practice: Cultural, Continuity

Principle 1, 2

Inspire your educators to tell stories and engage their imagination. Storytelling links with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. The workshop explores the use of personal and imaginary stories, puppets and props. Practical strategies for successful storytelling and the advantages of implementing it into the program are covered.

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National Quality Standard:

Quality Area 1, 5

Early Years Learning Framework:

Outcome 1

Practice: Cultural, Continuity

Principle 1, 2

Stress Management for Educators

Stress is a part of life that cannot (and does not need) to be cured but it can be managed. The objective of this workshop is to support the participants to identify their personal stress trigger and how it affects their personal and professional life and to provide the practical, personalised skills and techniques required for managing stress before it impacts on personal wellbeing and work performance.

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National Quality Standard:

Quality Area 4 & 7 | Standards 4.1, 4.2, 7.1, 7.2

VEYLDF:

Principle 5

Support children's play and learning further by exploring what play is, why it’s important for supporting and enhancing children’s learning, development and skills, development of programs, environments and active engagement for guiding and supporting play-based opportunities, practical strategies to allow children to develop their identity and understanding of the world.

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National Quality Standard:

Quality Area 1, 2, 3, 5

Early Years Learning Framework:

Outcome 1, 3, 4, 5

Practice: Continuity, Cultural, Assessment, Holistic

Principle 1, 2, 3

National Law:

Section 155, 168, 323

Regulation: 73

Sustainability is a global issue and it can be overwhelming to know how be approach it effectively on a daily basis. Topics in this workshop include going beyond “having a veggie patch”, practical examples and strategies are discussed in detail and the concepts of social and emotional investments as a critical part of effective sustainability.

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National Quality Standard:

Quality Area 1, 2, 3

Early Years Learning Framework:

Outcome 1, 2, 4

Practice: Learning, Holistic

Principle 1, 3 5

National Law:

Section 323

Regulation: 72, 105, 113

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