Mobile Meet 2020


As a result of the Prime Ministers announcement this afternoon (15 March), MCSA and CELA have decided to POSTPONE MOBILE MEET. We will be in touch with “what’s next”.


Maintain and strengthen your valuable network

Mobile Meet 2020 promises to inspire, inform and revitalise, while providing an opportunity for educators from across the state to come together to maintain and strengthen valuable networks.

With a focus on quality early education in a changing environment, this years’ Mobile Meet will hone in on the issues impacting services across NSW including Assessment & Rating, funding, delivery of quality programs and wellbeing.

With significant change ahead for Mobiles, sessions on Assessment & Rating and Compliance are not he be missed. Funded by the NSW Department of Education, this will be an opportunity for your whole team to be informed about preparing for A&R in a Mobile context.

Mobile Meet dinner will be on Thursday evening and the theme this year is … Alice in Wonderland.

Program highlights

  • Leadership during times of change with Sarah Moore
  • Assessment & Rating for Mobiles
  • Select your sessions, topics include: Prevent, recognise & respond to child illness & injury, Mobile Compliance, Critical Reflection, Risky Play, Cycle of Planning, Mobile Compliance, Little Scientists, and Understanding Self Assessment

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Sarah Moore

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 Maguire

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.

Michele Carnegie

Michele Carnegie

Michele has a wide-ranging background in community and not-for-profit organisations with an extensive knowledge of regional NSW. Prior to joining CELA, Michele was employed by Contact Inc. where she was integral in developing and managing a wide range of programs and reforms.

Michele has a comprehensive knowledge of the sector and its needs and has established strong relationships with key early childhood education (ECE) organisations and personnel. She has a significant contribution to make to policy development in the education and care area.

Anna Jarrett

Anna Jarrett

Anna Jarrett is a Story Consultant, professional storyteller, teacher, trainer, writer and outdoor guide. With 30 years’ experience in creative arts, performance and education, Anna has an international reputation in America, New Zealand, Singapore and India. Anna will share her passion and magic in supporting participants to develop story telling skills, inspiring educators with her animated and engaging passion for engaging children though the power of story. 

Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett

Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett

Neilsen-Hewett is the Academic Director of the Early Years and the Director of Pedagogical Studies, Early Start at the University of Wollongong. Her current research projects focus on quality early childhood education and care environments, integrated service delivery, promoting children’s self-regulation, and enhancing access to early childhood education and health services.  Since joining Early Start at the University of Wollongong, Associate Professor Neilsen-Hewett has taken a senior role in key, large-scale intervention and evaluation projects focusing on educator knowledge, practices and experience. She pioneered the delivery of the Learning for Early Education, Development and Advocacy (LEEDA) professional development program that is currently the focus of multiple evaluations across New South Wales and Victoria.

CPR Kids

CPR Kids

CPR Kids will deliver a highly informative session in assisting Educators to prevent, recognise and respond to child illness and injury. As a team of passionate and motivated paediatric nurses and midwives, we know that what you do in emergencies and will share knowledge in assisting educators to support the prevention of illness and injury when working with children. You will come away feeling confident in supporting children when experiencing  illness or injury.

Danielle Layton

Danielle Layton

Danielle has her Bachelor of Teaching (EC) and has been in Early Childhood for 28 years in various roles as an Early Childhood Teacher, Director, Operations Manager, Area Manager Roles, Tafe Teacher and a Consultant / Facilitator for CELA for 13 years  As a Trainer she is passionate about Child Protection, Children with additional needs, Curriculum, Programming, Sustainability, NQS, and Behaviour Guidance.  Danielle is committed to supporting educators to empower their knowledge and skills in Early Education and Care. 

Danielle is passionate about advocating for children’s rights and supporting children to become competent and resilient children with an understanding and respect for the environment. 

Dr Gai Lindsay

Dr Gai Lindsay

Dr. Gai Lindsay is a lecturer in The Early Years degree at the University of Wollongong. Her PhD thesis explored the visual arts beliefs and pedagogy of early childhood educators. Her research interests focus on early childhood visual arts education, John Dewey’s philosophy and the Reggio Emilia educational project. She is currently engaged in research projects exploring visual arts pedagogy and training in Vietnam and Abu Dhabi. Before entering academia, Gai worked for more than twenty years as a preschool teacher, director and early childhood consultant. Her goal is for all children and their educators to experience the joy and satisfaction of meaningful mark-making and quality visual arts learning experiences.

Further details


MCSA and CELA Members $700, Non-Members $800

Due to the travel subsidy announcement, the early bird registration has re-opened. Full pricing was $800 for members and $900 for non-members (Plus $73 if attending the Mobile Meet dinner). Price does not include accommodation.

Mobile Meet Dinner

$73 per person

Travel Subsidy

NSW Department of Education, Early Childhood Education Directorate, is funding $500 per service for travel and accommodation for all NSW mobiles. Claim forms will be available at the Mobile Meet registration desk.

Travel Insurance

CELA recommends delegates take out travel insurance for all events.


Not a Member? 

Join MCSA or Join CELA

*Early Bird expires 7 February 2020, registration will increase to $800 for MCSA and CELA members and $900 for non members (Plus $73 if attending the Mobile Meet dinner). Price does not include accommodation.

Suggested accommodation (not included in registration)

  • Quest Apartments – FIND OUT MORE
    Use promo code CELA2020 for a discounted rate at Quest Apartments between 16-19 March 2020
  • Rydges Cronulla Beachside – FIND OUT MORE
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