An event of professional growth, networking and a chance to recharge for directors and leaders in the Early Education sector.

The 2018 Director’s Retreat in Byron Bay builds on previous success, welcoming you to a learning environment focused on leadership, professionalism, and wellbeing, you will be supported to identify your strengths, set intentions and strategies for growth. Join the many educators that have left our retreats feeling revitalised and inspired.

Location: Byron Bay

Date: 13 – 15 November 2018


—- SOLD OUT —-

The 2018 Director’s Retreat had sold out, please contact us to add you to the 2019 Director’s Retreat waiting list.

Phone: 1800 157 818

Director's Retreat 2018

This two and a half day retreat will include some exploration into the kind of capabilities, skills, knowledge, and attitudes you have as a leader in children’s services plus a program of mindfulness, meditation and relaxation


NESA endorsed

Completing The Directors Retreat will contribute 12 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing standard descriptor 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Meet the facilitators

Kerrie MaguireKerrie Maguire has been working in children’s services for over 20 years. During this time, she has fostered a passionate belief in the significance educators have in the lives of the children they work with. She is a resourceful problem-solver with a broad skill base across early childhood learning and development. Kerrie’s focus is on practice, programming, documenting, effective communication and team building, in Long Day Care, Preschool, OSHC and Mobile children’s services. She is a highly experienced facilitator who has successfully delivered training across a range of methods such as face-to-face and webinar. Combined with a deep understanding of the National Quality Framework, Learning Frameworks and Supplementary regulations, she possesses the ability to provide effective one-on-one advisory support, mentoring and training.

Helen ThorntonHelen is a highly motivated individual with a broad background and training as a teacher, director, coordinator, lecturer, consultant, mentor, trainer and presenter. Helen has more than 30 years’ experience working in education, in Australia and the UK.
Helen has a particular interest in advocacy, mentoring, early childhood, positive leadership, inter-generational opportunities, mental health and well-being, in addition to recognising the importance of strong support and professional networks within communities. She has a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Diploma in Education (London University), Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management CHC 60312, and Cert IV in Training and Assessment TAE 40110.

For more information please contact our team: or call 1800 157 818


*Travel and accommodation NOT included.
We recommend delegates take out their own travel insurance.

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