Be informed, inspired and revitalised while meeting with Mobile Children’s Services educators from across NSW

The 2018 Mobile Meet was a huge success where Mobile Children’s Services educators from across NSW came together to be inspired, informed and revitalised.


2018 program highlights were as follows:

Day 1. Monday 15 October

2.30-4.30pmNSW Department of Education Mobile Preschool session
4.30-5.30pmMobile Meet Registration
6-7pmMobile Meet Welcome Canapés – Official Opening


Day 2. Tuesday 16 October
8.30-10amWelcome and Keynote: Petrea King
11am- 3pmMobile Meet Sessions
3.30-4.30pmTeam Building
6pmMobile Meet Dinner – Theme: Surf’s Up


Day 3. Wednesday 17 October
9-10amWelcome and Keynote: Sandi Phoenix
11am-4pmMobile Meet Sessions plus AGM


Sandi PhoenixSandi Phoenix

Sandi coaches and mentors educators from a strengths based perspective, informed by a comprehensive understanding of the NQF and underpinning theory. Sandi takes a positive approach to guiding expected behavioural choices within inclusive learning environments, following vast experience working with children who display complex behaviours. Sandi has been involved in supporting educators and teams through individualised in-service PD, presenting at conferences, developing written resources, and consulting in the design of curriculum planning software. Sandi is the founding company director and Principal Facilitator at Phoenix Support for Educators. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Psychological Science and Cert IV in Training and Assessment and she has many years’ experience collaborating with educators and teams to support positive relationships and partnerships in the education and care sector. She is highly regarded nationwide as a speaker, coach, mentor and Professional Development facilitator for the education and care sector.


Petrea King

Petrea King is the Founding Director and CEO of the Quest for Life Foundation. She is the author of eight best-selling books including ‘Quest for Life’ and ‘Your Life Matters’ and has recorded a dozen meditation CDs.

Petrea provides a practical and spiritual perspective in the challenging arenas of life including facing mortality, grief, loss and trauma. Our changing world demands a robust version of spirituality and Petrea is well versed in articulating that for individuals, groups and the media. She makes the invisible world accessible and is able to shed light and wisdom on living a meaningful life in the midst of difficult circumstances.


Margie Braunstein

Margie is lead facilitator with Quest for Life Foundation and a Clinical Psychotherapist in private practice. She is the founder of Heartnicity, which provides transformational learning programs across Australia. All of Margie’s work springs from her commitment to a life purpose to teach with consciousness, compassion and gratitude. Margie has facilitated thousands of people in their quest for peace and happiness through learning programs based on contemporary neuroscience, positive psychology and a holistic approach to health.


Kerrie Maguire
Kerrie 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 Thornton
Helen 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.
Jenny Hind
Jenny has been working as an early childhood teacher and director for 30 years in long day care, private school and preschool. She’s also worked as a trainer for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and CELA. She has a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood, an Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management and Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Jenny’s most rewarding career achievement has been building relationships with children and families in community based preschools and taking delight in the development of each child.
Catherine Fraser
Catherine Fraser has been a teacher and director in early childhood services for 25 years, working across the sector in Long Day Care, Preschool and Primary School. Her extensive experience and subsequent strengths as a director have led to a passionate focus on delivering training in areas of team building, change management, communication and leadership. Catherine has a strong commitment and belief in inclusive education for children and families with additional needs. She has a passion for the wellbeing of early childhood educators and an approach to common sense problem solving and communication. Catherine has a Diploma of Teaching, Early Childhood from UWS.
Cynthia Levin
With a background in early childhood teaching, Cynthia has been working passionately with children for more than 25 years. Over this time, she has made a positive difference in the lives of many children. Realising the positive difference yoga made to her own life, Cynthia embarked on a mission to join together her two passions; children and yoga. Founding connect kids YOGA in 2011, Cynthia is a trained and certified Children’s Yoga Teacher and Early Childhood Educator, specialising in yoga for children in their early years.

Watch this space for our 2019 program!

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