ELEVATE Early Education Conference - SINGLE ticket

Our four presenters will enhance your knowledge around children’s emotional self-regulation, how to build resilience through play, the role of play in children’s development, and how to build skills for leadership.

You will receive a certificate of attendance for each session you take part in.


  • Leading with Heart and Soul with Toni Christie, Director of the Childspace Early Childhood Institute in Wellington 

  • Emotion Coaching with Beth Macgregor, psychologist 

  • How to Raise Resilient Children with Lukas Ritson, outdoor educator, playground designer and Wearthy podcast host  

  • Understanding Play Theory (NESA accredited PD*) with Kerrie Maguire, respected CELA trainer and learning through play expert

*Completing the livestream of Understanding Play Theory will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2  from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Note: as we are unable to monitor engagement via a recording, NESA accredited hours can only be allocated for completion of the livestream session. 
Teachers attending this session must provide their NESA Teacher Accreditation number to CELA via chat during the session.


During booking, please add one attendee name only**

**Additional attendee details will be gathered in the feedback survey after the session. 

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ELEVATE Early Education Conference - SERVICE ticket

Incredible value: Elevate your entire team’s professional development with some of our sector’s most respected leaders and thinkers by booking a service ticket.

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Our Learning and Development Approach

Over 7,000 early educators, across all qualification levels, participated in learning and development with CELA in 2021. CELA has a strong vision and philosophy for professional learning, built over our 40 year history as the peak body for Australia’s early and middle childhood education sector. 

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CELA 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.

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. 



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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