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Program and Practice

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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

Micro Credentials

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Understanding Neuroscience to Support Children's Behaviour — Micro Credential

Gain an in-depth understanding of neuroscience and how the brain impacts children’s behaviour to support children in your early education and care service. Be empowered to support children’s learning, well-being and development, particularly when children are exhibiting behaviours of concern.

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:

7, 1, 5

BehaviourMicro Credential

Upcoming Dates

Available anytime

Self-paced courses

Child Protection NSW — Refresher Course

With CELA's in-depth, self-paced Child Protection NSW Refresher course, your team will be able to refresh their knowledge of child protection responsibilities and legislation with ease, and you will feel confident that your team will know what to do if they suspect a child is a victim of child abuse.

The NSW Government recommends that to ensure child protection awareness is current and up-to-date, staff should undertake child protection refresher training every 12-24 months. Enrol today.

Delivery Method:

Self-Paced Online

Child ProtectionWellbeingChildren and family wellbeing

Upcoming Dates

Available anytime

Self-paced courses

Approved Provider and Governance Program — Refresher

Are you an existing Approved Provider or Director who wants to refresh your knowledge of governance and compliance responsibilities under the National Quality Framework? Enrol in our Approved Provider & Governance Program to gain 6 months of access to our self-paced learning portal which include video tutorials, quizzes and an extensive knowledge library.  

Delivery Method:

Self-Paced Online

Approved Provider

Upcoming Dates

Available anytime

Self-paced courses

Approved Provider and Governance Program — New Provider

Are you applying to become an Approved Provider? Do you need help understanding how to navigate operational requirements under the National Quality Framework (NQF) and how to apply the National Law and Regulations in relation to education and service governance? 

Purchase our Approved Provider & Governance Program New Provider package to gain access to a year’s membership with CELA, 4 hours of tailored individual approved provider support and training for your team, one year of access to our self-paced learning portal for all approved providers in your organisation AND a copy of our Starting from Scratch Toolkit e-book.  

Delivery Method:

Self-Paced Online

Approved Provider

Upcoming Dates

Available anytime

CELA Membership

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CELA members receive up to 20% discount on training, consultancy and mentoring services. Great value for less than $1 a day!

Need specific training on a date and topic that suits you?

Our expert educators will tailor the content to meet the needs of your team. You choose the date, location and topic and we’ll come to you.

Inservice Training

Inservice Training

While our training calendar is extensive, we know that sometimes you need a more targeted approach. Our learning and development specialists can tailor your training to be delivered where, when and how you need it. 

Mentoring

Mentoring

We offer a unique mentoring program that can be completely tailored to your needs and specifications. Based on sound educational practice and specialist expertise, our mentors provide one-on-one and group sessions to support professional progress.

RTO Accredited Training

CELA’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID: 90842) provides accredited, nationally recognised qualifications including our child protection training for childcare, early and middle childhood educators. We use high-quality, customised training and assessment materials written by subject matter experts to meet the unique requirements of the early childhood sector.

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