We recognise that excellence in professional practice involves time and an ongoing process of reflection and interpretation. CELA runs a rich schedule of courses to give early and middle childhood and OOSH educators the tools and strategies they need to grow their career.

 

Our courses will enrich all educators including Educational Leaders who are looking for inspiration and guidance in this role. There are also workshops designed for professionals looking to sharpen their leadership skills and enhance relationships with colleagues, children and families.

 

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Email: training@cela.org.au or call: 1800 157 818

 

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CHCPRT001 – Identify & Respond to Children and Young People at Risk – NESA Registered PD (RTO ID: 90842)

Under the National Quality Framework, Nominated and Certified Supervisors must have training in child protection in order to be the responsible person in charge of a service. This unit from the CHC Community Services Training Package, meets this requirement.

 

Participants who successfully complete the related assessment task will be issued with a Statement of Attainment (SOA) for this unit. This SOA is Nationally Recognised. The training will include an overview of Keep Them Safe, requirements for mandatory reporters in NSW, identifying significant harm and risk factors, the provision of child safe environments and an overview of the Child Story Reporter.

 

 

Completing Identify and respond to children and young people at risk, will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 7.1.2 and 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

  Date:
Sat, 6 Jul
Fri, 19 Jul
Sat, 03 Aug
Sat, 07 Sep
Tue, 24 Sep
Tue, 08 Oct
Sat, 26 Oct
Wed, 06 Nov
Thu, 05 Dec

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Leap into Leadership

Learn how to unlock and identify your leadership potential

 

If you are looking to work your way into a new role, Leap into Leadership can help you get there.

 

During this session, we will discover the resources, support and pathways you need to help you achieve your goals. Not only will you learn to identify and unlock your leadership potential but you will gain the skills to analyse and create a professional development plan that targets the areas in which you may not be confident.

 

This session will develop your knowledge in:

  • Identifying the characteristics that create great leaders
  • How to analyse your own leadership strengths and weaknesses
  • The tools of leadership and how to use them
  • Ways to balance management and leadership

QUALITY AREA –  7

  Dates:
Wed, 26 Jun
Thu, 07 Nov

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CHCPRT001 – Identify & Respond to Children and Young People at Risk (Webinar 3 Part Series) – NESA Registered PD – RTO ID: 90842

 

Under the National Quality Framework, Nominated and Certified Supervisors must have training in child protection in order to be the responsible person in charge of a service. This unit from the CHC Community Services Training Package, meets this requirement.

 

Participants who successfully complete the related assessment task will be issued with a Statement of Attainment (SOA) for this unit. This SOA is Nationally Recognised. The training will include an overview of Keep Them Safe, requirements for mandatory reporters in NSW, identifying significant harm and risk factors, the provision of child safe environments and an overview of the Child Story Reporter.

 

 

Completing Identify and respond to children and young people at risk, will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 7.1.2 and 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

  Date:
4, 11 & 18 Jun
15, 22 & 29 Aug
12, 19 & 26 Nov
(Webinar – 3 part series)

 

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The Educator Behaviour Full Toolkit

The Behaviour Toolkit for Educators  – NESA Registered PD

Applying current theory and research to children’s behaviour. Action Learning Series.

 

Transform your learning into high quality practice. Our new action learning series consists of the following:

• 2 hour webinar session
• Self-paced learning supported through our online platform
• Face to face session

 

Can you identify a theory or concept that could assist you when working with children and challenging behaviours? This learning series provides educators with up to date theoretical and research information and the ability to engage specific strategies when working with children and challenging behaviours.

 

Our blended training delivery breaks learning into three sections across three weeks, with educational tools to ensure that every style of learner understands and excels. Once you have participated in the online webinar, accessed self-directed activities and provocations, you will gather for a final session delivered face to face in our Marrickville training room where you will be invited to share stories about how you’ve taken learnings through to everyday practice.

 

Participants will need to commit to the full series.

 

QUALITY AREAS – 1, 4, 5 & 7

 

Completing The Behaviour Toolkit for Educators will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Participants must attend the full session to be eligible for the accredited hours.

  Dates:
Fri 14 & 28 Jun
Wed 16 & 30 Oct

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The Educator Behaviour Toolkit - Neuroscience and Yoga

The Behaviour Toolkit for Educators – Neuroscience and yoga – NESA Registered PD

 

Adding to the Behaviour Toolkit this session draws from current research into how children’s brains develop in relation to their behaviour.

 

By identifying children’s stress related behaviour and connecting their brains and bodies a practical yoga session will follow to enable educators to introduce yoga and mindfulness to children in the early years.

 

QUALITY AREAS – 1, 4, 5 & 7

 

Completing The Behaviour Toolkit for Educators – Neuroscience and yoga will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Participants must attend the full session to be eligible for the accredited hours.

  Dates:
Thu, 6 Jun
Mon, 26 Aug
Fri, 22 Nov

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Introduction to Play Theory – NESA Registered PD

 

What is play theory? Can educators use play as a successful behaviour intervention?

 

This hands-on interactive session will explore play theory, our interpretation of play and whether educators are choosing the most effective and ethical behaviour intervention strategies. We will also discover new ways to support children’s play narratives, imaginations and creativity.

This is an essential workshop for those wanting to better enable themselves to respond to behaviour through more playful interventions.

 

QUALITY AREAS – 1, 4, 5 & 7

 

Completing Introduction to Play Theory will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

  Dates:
Fri, 23 Aug
Tue, 22 Oct

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Harmonious Teams – NESA Registered PD

The Keys to building and maintaining successful teams

 

“You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.” – Harry Firestone

 

What is the key to a successful team? How do we identify the skills and competencies required to support each other in the workplace to achieve optimum outcomes for children and families?

 

Exploring and focusing on your team’s strengths, passions and abilities, this session will identify ways to motivate and inspire through:

  • Effective communication strategies
  • Identifying purpose and joy at work
  • Identifying and resolving conflicts when they arise
  • Creating and supporting a shared vision in the service

QUALITY AREAS – 1, 4 & 7

 

 

Completing Harmonious Teams contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

  Dates:
Fri, 12 Jul

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Demystifying Critical Reflection

 Assumptions, possibilities and practice

 

Does the mention of critical reflection cause your brain to become foggy? Does it seem too complex to understand?

 

Join us for a real-world application of critical reflection. Using mixed media, readings and current research findings, this session will provide tools and strategies for educators to engage with critical reflection methods. Educators will have the opportunity to engage in discussion and reflect on how to implement strategies in their own context.

 

This session aims to help educators to understand critical reflection, the impact it can have on their practice and how to confidently implement it.

 

QUALITY AREAS – 1, 4 & 7

  Dates:
Tue, 25 Jun
Fri, 09 Aug
Thu, 17 Oct

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The Co Creative Leader Webinar Series

Developing the capacity of your team through mentoring and coaching strategies

 

Many Directors, Nominated Supervisors, Educational Leaders and Room Leaders are beginning to find themselves as incidental mentors and coaches. Understanding the role of mentor and coach can greatly assist them when supporting the professional development of educators within their service.

 

This valuable webinar series provides an understanding of how to identify educators’ current competencies and learning needs, while gaining practical skills to facilitate creative individual and group learning. This is a 3 part webinar series, each session 2 hours 10.00am -12.00pm.

 

 

QUALITY AREAS – 1, 4, 6 & 7

  Date:
Thu, 14, 21 & 28 Nov

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Family Inclusion in Children's learning

Family Inclusion in Children’s Learning – NESA Registered PD

This session will explore the importance of partnerships between families and early childhood teachers within the context of children’s learning. We will investigate practical strategies for establishing two-way connections to involve families in the learning process. Participants will engage in facilitated conversations to consider the planning cycle in everyday practice and how they communicate and collaborate with families about children’s development and learning.

Session outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of relationships and partnerships with families and the connection to children’s learning.
  • Critically analyse and reflect on current programming and documentation practices in relation to family involvement.
  • Identify strategies to support the inclusion of families in the context of children’s learning.
  • Explore opportunities for families to be involved in children’s learning within the early childhood environment.
  • Explore two-way communication strategies.
  • Investigate collaborative partnerships in relation to Quality Area 6.
  • Examine the role of reflection in ongoing Quality Improvement and partnerships with families.

 

QUALITY AREAS – 1,2,3,4,5,6 & 7

 

Completing the Family Inclusion in Children’s Learning session contributes 4 hours and 30 minutes of QTC Registered PD addressing 3.7.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. Participants must attend the full session to be eligible for the accredited hours.

  Date:
Wed, 04 Dec

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Educator Wellbeing: Filling an Empty Bucket – NESA Registered PD

This session will explore where you find your ‘flow’ and what depletes your energy. It is important for educators to identify what fills their bucket and enable them to be present when working with children and their team mates. Drawing from Positive Psychology, Neuroscience and Emotional Intelligence this workshop aims to support educator wellbeing as well as identifying strategies that enable you to navigate difficult conversations, tricky personalities and assist you in identifying and embracing your strengths, passions and purpose as an educator.

 

QUALITY AREAS – 4 & 7

 

Completing the Educator Wellbeing: Filling an Empty Bucket will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

  Date:
Tue, 17 Sep
Mon, 25 Nov

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Under the Volcano

Under the Volcano – Understanding children’s emotions and behaviours, knowing how to respond, not react – NESA Registered PD

Have you ever wondered what causes a volcano to erupt?

 

This session provides an overview of brain development, theories of child development as well as hands-on, engaging activities that draw us into a child’s perspective on what’s occurring behind their behaviours. We will learn how to look more deeply at children’s behaviour and to think about what causes the eruption.

 

With a focus on realistic and practical strategies, this session is designed as a starting point for educators wanting to build their skills around understanding and working with children’s behaviour.

 

QUALITY AREAS – 1, 4, 5 & 7

 

Completing the Under the Volcano will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

  Date:
Tue, 03 Sep
Mon, 11 Nov

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Critical Reflection & Assessing Children's Learning

Critical Reflection & Assessing Children’s Learning – NESA Registered PD

This session will teach educators how to critically reflect on their practice and look at how critical reflection informs and influences their teaching and curriculum planning. We will also unpack what to document, how you might do this and where this might be shown.

Session outcomes:

  • Reflect on current understandings of critical reflection as part of informing practice.
  • Unpack and examine the link between critical reflection and analysis in influencing curriculum decision-making.
  • Identify how programming/planning and documentation is enhanced using critical reflection.

 

QUALITY AREAS – 1,3,5,6 & 7

 

Completing the Critical Reflection and Assessing Children’s Learning session will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 3.6.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

  Date:
Tue, 24 Jul
Fri, 01 Nov

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Little Scientists Mathematics Workshop – NESA Registered PD

Marrickville, NSW

Experience the wonder of mathematics hidden in everyday patterns, shapes and structures. Fall in love with shapes and space.

Watch the beauty of mathematics unfold in everyday patterns, shapes and structures and discover the potential of play for the development of mathematical skills. Discover mathematics in the everyday and explore your own relationship with maths.

  Date:

Fri, 21 June

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Little Scientists Optics Workshop – NESA Registered PD

Marrickville, NSW

Enjoy a day full of lights, colours and optical illusions. Explore the land of mirrors, colourful shadows and nature’s paint palette.

Appreciate the magic of colour, mirrors and shadows through the eyes of a child. Discover the empowering effects of child-led inquiry projects in early childhood and become immersed in your own inquiry project.

  Date:
Tue, 06 Aug

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Little Scientists Air Workshop – NESA Registered PD

Marrickville, NSW

Bring fresh air into the room, catch soap bubbles and learn that air is so much more than ‘nothing’.

Experience air through touch, sound and movement. Discover that air is so much more than ‘nothing’ by making it tangible to your senses. Uncover how communication, reflection and questioning enhance children’s ability to become confident life-long learners.

  Date:
Fri, 04 Oct

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Little Scientists Human Body Workshop – NESA Registered PD

Marrickville, NSW

We may look quite different on the outside, but underneath our skin, our organs, muscles and bones are working in very similar ways.

Investigate your sense of smell, focus on your breath and explore exciting functions of the human body. See the human body through the eyes of a child and learn how to playfully include scientific models into your setting.

  Date:

Tue, 03 Dec

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Expert training with CELA

As the peak body for Australia’s early and middle childhood education sector, CELA has developed a reputation for excellence in early childhood professional development. Our highly experienced facilitators have trained thousands of industry professionals across Australia.

 

The EYLF lists eight principles that educators can draw on to promote children’s learning:

  • adopting holistic approaches
  • being responsive to children
  • planning and implementing learning through play
  • intentional teaching
  • creating physical and social learning environments that have a positive impact on children’s learning
  • valuing the cultural and social contexts of children and their families
  • providing for continuity in experiences and enabling children to have successful transition
  • assessing and monitoring children’s learning to inform provision and to support children in achieving learning outcomes.

Our sessions will help you to build on these eight principles and give you practical ways to implement them in your individual settings.

 

Interested in our courses but can’t make the date or location?

Don’t worry, we can tailor the course to your needs and are happy to come to you.

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Meet our facilitators

CELA’s Learning and Development facilitators come from a wide range of early education backgrounds, equipping them with practical sector based experience which is second to none.  All our facilitators have a common passion for meaningful growth in every educators practice, resulting in better outcomes for children.

 

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