Currently our face to face sessions are on hold, but we have developed a range of interactive and thought provoking online learning to help you through COVID-19 and continue your professional learning.
Delivered in a variety of 2- 3 hour sessions or 2 part series, our online learning has been designed to provide information you need to know now, inspire ideas and further develop professional practice and build Teacher Accreditation hours.
We have developed new sessions to enable Nominated Supervisors and Approved Providers to navigate their responsibilities in relation to COVID-19, as well as training to support the wellbeing of early education professionals during this uncertain period.
We have also taken many of our popular courses and designed them to enable your continued learning. Sessions include:
- The Law and the Regs for Nominated Supervisors
- Educator Wellbeing Filling an Empty Bucket
- Demystifying Critical Reflection
- CHCPRT001 – Identify & Respond to Children and Young People at Risk
- Approved Provider – new providers
- Approved Provider – experienced providers
- Neuroscience and Behaviour
- Vulnerable and Valuable
- Practical Approaches to Programming for Educational Leaders
- Practical Approaches to Programming for New and Inexperienced Educators
- Theory Basics of Behaviour
- Do You See What They See
- Prepare your team for Assessment and Rating
- Self-Assessment 1 – Supporting the why, what and how of quality practices
- Self-assessment 2 – Strategies to turn QIP strengths into visible and evidence-based practice
- New Research and Theory in Behaviour
- Acknowledging and Celebrating Aboriginal Australia -A Starting Point
- Inquiry-Based Learning
- ECE Active Supervision
- Loose Parts Play
- OOSH Active Supervision
- Leap into Leadership – Learn how to unlock and identify your leadership potential
- Childrens Rights, Children’s Voices
- How the Exceeding themes influence your practices
- 5 ways to better conversations with children
- Dealing Effectively with Complaints
- So Now You Are On The Committee
- Compliance in Everyday Practice
- Understanding Play Theory
- The Directors Toolkit
- Play Theory and Behaviour
- CHCPRT001 – Identify & Respond to Children and Young People at RiskSelf – paced Online Training
The Law and the Regs for Nominated Supervisors
2 HOUR WEBINAR
This 2 hour webinar has been designed to help you to keep ahead in this ever changing climate.
Know your responsibilities: What are the important things you need to be aware of?
Stay connected: What are the recommended sources of information?
Communication: How can you support your families?
Educator Wellbeing Filling an Empty Bucket
This webinar 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.
Demystifying Critical Reflection
2 PART SERIES
Does the mention of critical reflection cause your brain to become foggy? Does it seem too complex to understand?
If so, join us for a real-world application of critical reflection. Using mixed media, readings and current research findings, this webinar will provide tools and strategies for educators to engage with critical reflection methods. Educators will have the opportunity reflect on how to implement strategies in their own context.
CHCPRT001 – Identify & Respond to Children and Young People at Risk (Webinar 3 Part Series) – RTO ID: 90842 – Contributes to the maintenance of accreditation requirements*
Under the National Quality Framework, Nominated Supervisors and persons in day-to-day charge 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.
Approved Provider – new providers (one on one session)
2 PART SERIES
This 2 part webinar series will support individual approved providers in understanding and meeting their operational requirements under the National Quality Framework (NQF).
Designed to work with you ‘one on one’, our expert facilitators will guide you through practice based scenarios and build you knowledge of the National Law and Regulations. No matter what your learning needs are this individualised session will support your knowledge and ability to provide strong governance.
You will leave with a better understanding of how to apply the National Law and Regulations in relation to education and service governance.
*Sessions are also available by appointment, please call us on 1800 157 818 to find out more
Webinar – 2 part series
Sessions are available by appointment, please call us on 1800 157 818
2 hour sessions
CELA member – $800
Non-member – $880
Approved Provider – experienced providers (one on one session)
3 HOUR SESSION
This webinar will support individual, experienced and current approved providers to create a further understanding of the operational requirements under the National Quality Framework (NQF).
Designed to work with you ‘one on one’, our expert facilitators will guide you through practice based scenarios and build your current knowledge of the National Law and Regulations.
You will leave with a better understanding of how to apply the National Law and Regulations and better support your team.
*Sessions are also available by appointment, please call us on 1800 157 818 to find out more
Sessions are available by appointment, please call us on 1800 157 818
3 hour session
CELA member – $600
Non-member – $660
Neuroscience and Behaviour
Drawing from current research in relation to how children’s brains grow and develop, this session will support you to identify a child’s stress-related behaviour and develop an understanding of how the brain and body work together to create behavioural responses. This research and science can apply a new ‘lens’ to how we view children’s behaviour and our responses as educators.
Vulnerable and Valuable
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela
During this webinar educators will reflect on what is disadvantage and how this impacts on a child’s development as well as behaviour, relationships and participation.
‘Good programs at critical points in development are able to shape children’s outcomes across five domains’ (AEDC). Early childhood educators play a vital role in reducing vulnerabilities in children. By exploring current research and understanding what it is to work with a trauma informed approach this webinar aims to support educators who are working with and supporting children who often have complex and difficult life experiences.
Practical Approaches to Programming for Educational Leaders
This 2-hour webinar will encourage you to set intentions for documentation and reinforce NQF requirements.
Educational leaders will consider their audience as well as the design of their documentation and a range of methods that may contribute to its content.
Practical Approaches to Programming for New and Inexperienced Educators
This 2 hour webinar will identify your current documentation practices and how this fits into the cycle of planning.
Theory Basics of Behaviour
Do you know how to use strategies to support children’s behaviour? Are you confident in connecting your strategies to current thinking and research?
This easy to follow foundation session will enable your team to critically reflect on current behaviour strategies and identify key practices when supporting behaviour. Participants will also be introduced to new theories that will help to build vital knowledge and understanding in this area.
Do You See What They See
2 PART WEBINAR SERIES
“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity.” – Thomas Henry Huxley
When we observe children, what is our purpose and what are we seeing? How often do we take the time to properly observe children’s play? Are we capturing the wonder and amazement that children experience through their play?
During this session, educators will have the opportunity to identify the lenses through which they view children. We will also discuss strategies to engage with children in a more meaningful and respectful teaching and learning process.
This session aims to inspire educators to reflect on their practice and find ways to highlight the understandings that children formulate about the world during play. Educators will explore how to use their observations to plan environments that form deeper connections to children’s exploration and discovery.
Prepare your team for Assessment and Rating
2.5 HOUR WEBINAR
Assessment and rating can be a stressful process for educators and service leaders, but it needn’t be that way!
Uncover strategies to prepare your team and give them confidence with this 2.5 hour session led by CELA facilitator and A&R expert Kerrie Maguire.
During this informative session you will discover:
- The process of an Assessment and Rating visit, including what is involved, and what to expect.
- Important information to enable a more self-assured team approach to Assessment and Rating.
- Ways to prepare your team neurologically for the actual day of assessment.
During the session we will touch on what the Authorised Officer will do on the day, provide insights into how the NQS is assessed and rated and draw you into a vital selection of supporting information.
Webinar 2.5hr session
Fri, 7 May | 10am – 12.30pm
Fri, 2 Jul | 10am – 12.30pm
Thu, 15 Jul | 10am – 12.30pm
Mon, 2 Aug | 12.30 – 3pm
Fri, 17 Sep | 10am – 12.30pm
Mon, 27 Sep | 10am – 12.30pm
Tue, 26 Oct | 1.30 – 3.30pm
Fri, 12 Nov | 10am – 12.30pm
Thu, 2 Dec | 1.30 – 3.30pm
CELA members – $150
Non-members – $180
Self Assessment 1 – Supporting the why, what and how of quality practices
2 HOUR WEBINAR | Contributes to the maintenance of accreditation requirements*
This 2-hour session will focus on the process of self-assessment and support participants to make visible their key practices against the NQS. Key strategies, tools and tips will be discussed to support participants to have a clearer understanding of the why, what and how of their quality practices.
Self-assessment 2 – Strategies to turn QIP strengths into visible and evidence based practice
2 HOUR WEBINAR
In this session, we will explore how the NSW Regulatory Authority Self-Assessment Working Document can support the identification of key practices and evidence, and how it can be used to build educator confidence and aid in preparing for Assessment & Rating.
The session will support participants to transfer their QIP strengths into key practices and evidence. It will also enable educators to identify information and continuous improvement ideas that can be recorded in the self-assessment tool.
Who should attend? People who have attended the session Self-assessment 1 – implementing Self-assessment in the quality improvement process. For those in other states and territories the ACECQA Self-Assessment tool will be used to support the identification of key practices to support Assessment and rating and continuous improvement
Research and Theory in Behaviour
When do children start to develop empathy and how does self-regulation play a part? What is Baron’s model of emotional social intelligence and how it can help you to cope with daily environmental demands and to problem solve in changing situations?
This session builds on your knowledge from Theory Basics of Behaviour, exploring a range of new research and frameworks that support children’s behaviour and address our own behaviour as educators.
You will learn practical strategies that you can implement into your service, which will help you to better understand the triggers for certain behaviours and how to deal with them in children, within yourself, and within your colleagues.
Acknowledging and Celebrating Aboriginal Australia – A starting point
A guiding principle of the National Quality Framework (NQF) is that Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are valued. But where do we begin, and how do we enable others to understand the importance of this rich and diverse culture?
This workshop is designed to provide educators with a clearer understanding of how to to acknowledge and celebrate Aboriginal Australia. We will explore how to deliver respectful experiences of Indigenous histories, cultures and languages, and who to engage with in order to embed authentic Aboriginal perspectives into your program.
This is a great workshop for those wanting to understand: Why services and individuals should acknowledge and celebrate Aboriginal Australia, where and how to begin, and how to plan and deliver experiences for children that are also responsive to the local Indigenous community?
This two hour session will explore how educators can foster a joy of learning and a sense of awe and wonder in the children they work with.
ECE Active Supervision
This session will explore the meaning of key terms such as effective, adequate and active supervision. Exploring these terms will support educators to be conscious of their supervision techniques and become aware of the dynamic nature of supervision. Through a range of activities such as identifying key times for supervision, risk assessments and supervision plans, this session will enable participants to have a conscious understanding of what active supervision means in their daily practice.
Loose Parts Play
Many educators are aware of Loose Parts and have them incorporated this into their program. But how much do we understand about loose parts theory and how it promotes inquiry-based learning?
OOSH Active Supervision
Supervision techniques in Outside School Hours Care.
This course will enable educators to be aware of their supervision techniques in their before, after and vacation care programs. The session will support educators to identify key practice techniques in their supervision that not only ensure the health and safety of children but also provide an effective means to build relationships with the children they work with. Participants will gain an understanding of how to use practice-based scenarios and risk assessments, how to identify key times for supervision and how to create supervision plans.
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 2 part webinar series, 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 that targets the areas in which you may not be confident.
- 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
Children’s Rights, Children’s Voices
This session aims to explore the background to the concept of the rights of the child with links to the EYLF, Code of Ethics and the National Quality Standards, and how to embed the rights of the child in practice. Participants will reflect on Quality Area 5 Relationships with children, specifically Element 5.1.2 The dignity and rights of every child are maintained and its implications for practice and explore strategies of how to embed the rights of the child in daily practices, programs and relationships.
How the Exceeding themes influence your practices
Do you feel that you have exceeding practices but are finding it difficult to identify this in your key practices? Are you unsure what the difference is between Meeting and Exceeding?
This session will enable participants to ‘unpack’ each exceeding theme in relation to the what and why, and to understand the process of identifying how your practices go above and beyond.
Webinar – 2.5hr webinar
Thu, 20 May | 10am-12:30pm
Wed, 9 Jun | 9:30am-12pm
Tue, 22 Jun | 10am-12:30pm
Wed, 14 Jul | 12.30-3pm
Mon, 26 Jul | 12.30-3pm
Fri, 6 Aug | 10am-12:30pm
Mon, 23 Aug | 12.30-3pm
Wed, 15 Sep | 1-3.30pm
Tue, 19 Oct | 10am-12:30pm
Thu, 11 Nov | 12.30-3pm
Tue, 7 Dec | 10am-12:30pm
CELA members – $150
Non-members – $180
5 ways to better conversations with children
Great conversations make us feel good about ourselves and our place in the world, no matter how old we are. Orders, directions, and demands can make us feel resentful and annoyed. As educators in a sometimes stressful and time poor environment, we can unintentionally fall into a pattern of verbally directing and demanding when interacting with young children.
In this session, participants will explore 5 strategies to enhance their interactions and conversations with children. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss these strategies and reflect on their practices to enable them to finesse their communication strategies moving forward.
Dealing Effectively with Complaints
Do you know the regulatory requirements when dealing with complaints?
This session will cover the neuroscience and behaviour around stakeholders making complaints and participants dealing with complaints. An important session to equip educators with the skills to understand the ‘why’ behind complaints, and how to regulate and work effectively with stakeholders.
So Now You Are On The Committee
What exactly is the role of the Committee? This session will explore and explain the unique role management committees play in education and care services. This is an opportunity for new and existing committee members to explore challenges, ask questions and engage with practical examples of good governance.
Compliance in Everyday Practice
This session is designed to enable educators to understand and identify how the Children’s Services National Law and regulations aligns to their everyday practice. Participants will be supported to understand the ‘why’ behind the how and what of their daily practice, through practice-based scenarios and interactive discussion, and its link to providing quality service.
Understanding Play Theory
Are there certain aspects of children’s play that elicit strong feelings from educators? Do you sometimes feel conflicted about what should be ‘banned’ or ‘allowed’ in children’s play themes?
This session will unpack Play Theory as an important lens in which to view children’s engagement with the ‘unreal’ world. Understanding Play Theory will enable educators to interpret the ‘language of play’ and better support this fundamental right.
The Directors Toolkit – 6 sessions to choose from
The Director’s Toolkit explores the responsibilities of a Nominated Supervisor or Director – for those who are new to the position as well as those interested in refreshing their knowledge and approach. It will also enable you to engage with others in the same position.
Each session explores an aspect of the Director’s Role. Participants can choose the session that meets their current needs, dip into one session or attend all 6 for a comprehensive look at the role and responsibilities.
6 sessions to choose from
The Directors Toolkit – Compliance and Quality
This session will give participants the opportunity to reflect on the knowledge and skills required to ensure your service is compliant with the Education and Care Services national law and regulations. Participants will also explore the meaning of quality and how to focus on quality practices.
The Directors Toolkit – Leadership & Advocacy
“True leaders create more leaders,” John C. Maxwell.
No one can do the important work that we do in early childhood on their own. It requires a team of people, working together to accomplish great things for children and families.
In this session, participants will think about leadership and their role and what makes a good leader, they will also learn to understand their own leadership style. Participants will also discuss current issues of advocacy and reflect on their own role as an advocate.
The Directors Toolkit – Working with Management; Planning & Policy
An important part of the role is the relationship with the body of management that you are working for. The Director is a key part of the management team.
This session will explore how to plan and develop policy including strategic planning, planning for ongoing quality improvement and succession planning.
The Directors Toolkit – The Team: Staff Relationships
“Having a well-connected and thriving team of educators leads to less burnout, reduced staff turnover and a more engaged educational community,” Amanda Abel, psychologist at Northern Centre for Child Development.
This session will look at team relationships, what makes an effective team, communication and conflict resolution. Participants will explore strategies to support the wellbeing of their team and provide opportunities for the development of team skills and relationships.
The Directors Toolkit – Administrative Responsibilities
Every role has an administrative component, and the Director’s role is no different. In your organisation, which administrative tasks fall to you? How do you fit this part of your role into your day? Does your team recognise the administrative responsibilities of your role?
This session will look at time management and help participants to prioritise and set plans for achieving administrative success.
The Director’s Toolkit – Family and Community Partnerships
Quality Area 6 of the NQS focuses on Family and community partnerships. How as a Director do you develop positive relationships with your families and the wider community? Does your community know you exist?
Play Theory and Behaviour
Are we choosing the most effective and ethical behaviour intervention strategies when working with a play-based learning program? This session will support educators to discover new ways to support children’s play narratives, interactions and play themes.
CHCPRT001 – Identify & Respond to Children and Young People at Risk – Self-paced Online Training
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 Child Protection Legislation, 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.
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 online courses but can’t make the date?
Don’t worry, we can tailor the course to your needs at a time and date that suits your team.
Find out more about our customised training.