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

Did you miss the 2018 Director’s Retreat or want to experience it all over again? The feedback was so overwhelmingly positive, CELA is running the event again.


The 2019 Director’s Retreat in Byron Bay will build on the success of previous retreats, welcoming you to a learning environment focused on leadership, professionalism, and wellbeing. You will be supported to identify your strengths, set intentions, and pinpoint strategies for growth. Join the many educators that have left our retreats feeling revitalised and inspired.



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

Phone: 1800 157 818  Email:


Location: Ayindi, Byron Bay

Date: 27-30 May 2019

Cost: Members $800, Non Members $850


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“Thank you for making me look at things in a new light and helping me realise that I am enough. I pride myself on being an advocate for the children in my care and this has been a reminder of how great of an educator I am!” Nov 2018

“I will take away the confirmation of the feelings and passions I have for this industry and how important it is to find out, coach and mentor my team to find these passions themselves.” Nov 2018

“Thank you all so much for putting together an experience so rich in value both personally and professionally.” Nov 2018

“I feel incredibly blessed to have been allowed the space and time to connect with such amazing educators and masters of their profession.” Nov 2018

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

Sarah Moore

Sarah brings enormous energy and passion to everything she does. She is a highly motivated and passionate Certified Leadership Coach, Neuro-linguistic Practitioner and Conversational Intelligence® Coach.


With over 25 years of leadership, training and development experience in the UK and Australia, Sarah is known for her practical leadership programs that support people to create extraordinary results and to BE leaders worth following.


Sarah has studied under Judith E. Glaser, organisational anthropologist and specialist on Conversational Intelligence® to bring contemporary neuroscience based tools to her coaching, training and consultancy.


Sarah is driven to support Early Educational Leaders and teams in the immersion of these neuroscience based insights and tools to build human connections, trust, partnerships and mutual success.

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.

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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