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Program and Practice

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Neuroscience and Behaviour - Webinar

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.

Can't make the dates or need a more in-depth understanding of this topic? Enrol in our self-paced session Understanding Neuroscience to Support Children's Behaviour and complete the course at a time and pace that suits you, PLUS gain a digital badge and certificate on completion. 

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 5, 7

BehaviourOOSH

Upcoming Dates

Thu, 22 Feb 24

Fri, 22 Mar 24

Fri, 19 Apr 24

Program and Practice

Bringing the EYLF V2.0 to Life: Collaborative Leadership and Teamwork in Practice

The EYLF V2.0 has been updated with three new principles, including Collaborative Leadership and Teamwork.

The importance of effective leadership in early childhood education and care is well documented including the relationship between effective leadership and outcomes for children. This goes beyond formal leadership positions, to include leadership principles and practices enacted by children and educators. (ACECQA, 2023)

This 2-hour session will focus on the collaborative leadership and teamwork practices service leaders can implement to improve the quality of their service, including ways to empower children and educators.  

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Early Years Learning Framework

Upcoming Dates

Thu, 22 Feb 24

Thu, 14 Mar 24

Tue, 23 Apr 24

Program and Practice

Nesa Accredited pd

Literacy in the Early Years - Webinar

- Can you identify emerging literacy skills? 

- Do you know of strategies and tools educators can provide to support these emerging skills?  

- Are you aware of the difference between reading to learn and learning to read? 

This session will help you to understand how to integrate literacy activities into your program, and how to support emerging literacy skills in children.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 3, 5

ProgrammingStorytellingBooksLiteracyReading and writing

Upcoming Dates

Thu, 22 Feb 24

Mon, 25 Mar 24

Tue, 30 Apr 24

Families and Communities

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Recognising Vulnerability to Support Children’s Wellbeing and Development - Webinar

Would you like to feel more confident and capable when working with children and families who are experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage?

During this session, educators will learn how a strengths-based approach to building resilience can support the wellbeing and positive outcomes for children experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage.

Note: This session was previously known as Vulnerable and Valuable: Understanding and Working with Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds. While the name has changed, the majority of the content is of a similar nature. Please call 1800 157 818 for further detail around the content. 

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 4, 5, 6

Child relationshipsChildren and family wellbeingProgrammingFamily relationshipsBehaviour

Upcoming Dates

Fri, 23 Feb 24

Wed, 20 Mar 24

Wed, 17 Apr 24

Program and Practice

Nesa Accredited pd

Bringing the EYLF V2.0 to Life: Equity, Inclusion and High Expectations in Practice

  • How can early childhood professionals ensure that their services are inclusive and equitable to all families?  
  • Can children with additional needs from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds engage in the program at the same level as their peers?  

Inclusion, equity and high expectations is a challenging topic for most educators, but there are many ways that we can change our practice to benefit all families and children attending our services! This 2-hour-session will explore the concepts of equity, inclusion and high expectations, and the importance of each topic.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 3, 5, 6

Early Years Learning FrameworkPedagogy and practice

Upcoming Dates

Mon, 26 Feb 24

Mon, 25 Mar 24

Mon, 22 Apr 24

Leadership

The Director's Toolkit: Leadership & Advocacy - Webinar

Participants will delve into the essence of leadership, exploring their roles and the qualities that define an effective leader. They will gain insights into their own unique leadership style, fostering a deeper understanding of how to lead with impact. Additionally, the session will provide an opportunity to discuss current advocacy issues and reflect on your role as an advocate, enhancing your ability to effect change.

Note: This series is only recommended for new directors or those looking for a refresh.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

7, 4, 5, 6

LeadershipThe Directors Toolkit

Upcoming Dates

Tue, 27 Feb 24

Thu, 28 Mar 24

Governance

Prepare Your Team For Assessment And Rating - Webinar

Uncover strategies to prepare your team and give them confidence. 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.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

4, 7

Assessment & RatingOOSH

Upcoming Dates

Tue, 27 Feb 24

Tue, 26 Mar 24

Mon, 29 Apr 24

Program and Practice

Nesa Accredited pd

Bringing the EYLF V2.0 to Life: Critical Reflection and Ongoing Professional Learning in Practice

Do you want to establish a culture of critical reflection in your service where your team, children and families are all key contributors in a cycle of review?

Discover strategies that support educators to question established practices, engage with theories and action research, and think about why they work in particular ways.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Critical ReflectionEarly Years Learning Framework

Upcoming Dates

Tue, 27 Feb 24

Wed, 27 Mar 24

Mon, 29 Apr 24

Relationships with Children

Nesa Accredited pd

Children's Rights Children's Voices: Working With a Rights-Based Approach - Webinar

Participants will explore 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. 

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 5

WellbeingBehaviourChild relationships

Upcoming Dates

Wed, 28 Feb 24

Wed, 27 Mar 24

Tue, 16 Apr 24

Relationships with Children

Supporting Children who Present With Anxiety or Stress - Webinar

Would you like to understand how anxiety, fear and stress develop so that you can help children build their capacity to cope with the impact of life’s challenges?

In this workshop, we explore the neurological basis of anxiety, fear, and stress in children and how to assist them in coping by reducing their arousal levels.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 3, 5, 6

Child relationships

Upcoming Dates

Thu, 29 Feb 24

Thu, 04 Apr 24

Tue, 23 Apr 24

Relationships with Children

Emotion Coaching And Self-regulation - Webinar (2.5hr)

Relationships expert Michelle Cuthbertson will help participants to discover the principles of emotion coaching and self-regulation and how to use associated strategies in your day-to-day relationships with all children, including those who present with behaviours of concern.  

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 5

Child relationshipsCommunicationBehaviourSelf-regulationOOSH

Upcoming Dates

Thu, 29 Feb 24

Thu, 04 Apr 24

Thu, 16 May 24

Micro Credentials

Leadership: Empowering and Engaging the Team — Micro Credential

Build your leadership confidence and empower your team to help you navigate the many challenges of an ECEC environment.

CELA Micro Credentials are online, self-paced workshops. They allow you to enhance your skills and knowledge on specific topics in just a few hours. Each Micro Credential includes a wide range of learning materials to suit all types of learners including tutorials, assignments, quizzes, readings and downloadable resources. After completing all prerequisites, learners will receive a digital badge and certificate—the digital badge can be shared on social media platforms and added to personal resumes and service QIPs.

Delivery Method:

Self-Paced Online

NQS Areas:

4, 6, 7

LeadershipMicro Credential

Upcoming Dates

Available anytime

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