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Program and Practice

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Loose Parts Play - Webinar

Many educators are aware of loose parts and have incorporated them into their program, but how much do we understand about loose parts theory? 

Unpack the Theory of Loose Parts in order to understand how they promote discovery and problem solving through inquiry-based learning. 

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 3, 4, 5

ProgrammingOOSHPlay

Upcoming Dates

Tue, 5 Dec 23

Wed, 07 Feb 24

Thu, 07 Mar 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

Tue, 5 Dec 23

Thu, 22 Feb 24

Mon, 25 Mar 24

Program and Practice

More Than Just Numbers: Exploring Number Sense and Subitising Skills in the Early Years - Webinar

Learn how to explore number sense with children by organising loose parts, exploring numbers of objects and data in graphs, what subitising is, and how to engage in subitising games through play.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 3, 5

Numeracy and MathematicsMathematics

Upcoming Dates

Tue, 05 Dec 23

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

Wed, 6 Dec 23

Mon, 26 Feb 24

Mon, 25 Mar 24

Governance

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Body Safety: Exploring Protection, Respect and Consent with Young Children

  • Have you ever wondered what consent looks like with very young children?
  • Are you unsure of where to start with body safety education?

This webinar will help professionals to understand the concepts of respect, body safety and consent. This will include practical skills and knowledge for implementing and teaching these concepts amongst infants, toddlers and preschoolers.  

We will also discuss how these topics and strategies can be introduced to families at the service, encouraging them to learn more and teach these concepts in the home.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

2, 5, 7

WellbeingChildren and family wellbeing

Upcoming Dates

Thu, 7 Dec 23

Mon, 19 Feb 24

Mon, 18 Mar 24

Program and Practice

Nesa Accredited pd

Numeracy in the Early Years - Webinar

  • Does using the word 'mathematics' in an ECE setting make you feel uncomfortable? 
  • What mathematical concepts are relevant in a play-based setting? 

This session includes an overview of basic early years mathematics and numeracy skills to give educators the confidence to incorporate numeracy concepts and mathematical based experiences in a play-based program.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 3, 5

ProgrammingNumeracy and Mathematics

Upcoming Dates

Mon, 11 Dec 23

Thu, 15 Feb 24

Wed, 13 Mar 24

Relationships with Children

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5 Ways To Better Conversations With Children - Webinar

Communicating well with children is essential to their development. Learn 5 strategies to enhance your interactions and conversations with children in order to help them feel safe and secure, and to build strong relationships. 

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 4, 5

Child relationshipsStorytelling

Upcoming Dates

Tue, 12 Dec 23

Mon, 05 Feb 24

Wed, 06 Mar 24

Program and Practice

Nesa Accredited pd

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, 14 Dec 23

Thu, 22 Feb 24

Fri, 22 Mar 24

Program and Practice

Play Theory And Behaviour - Webinar

Would you like to know how to respond to behaviour through more playful interventions?

This session will enable educators to discover new ways to support children’s play narratives, interactions and play themes.

Delivery Method:

Inservice

NQS Areas:

1, 5, 3

ProgrammingChild relationshipsPlayBehaviour

Upcoming Dates

Customised/inservice only, call us on 1800 157 818 or find out more.

Staffing

Effective Supervision in Family Day Care - Webinar

Do you know the meaning of key terms such as effective, adequate and active supervision?  

This session will enable family day care participants to have a conscious understanding of what effective supervision means in their daily practice in order to engage with children while maintaining their safety.   

Delivery Method:

Inservice

NQS Areas:

2, 4, 7

ProgrammingToddlersCommunicationPlay

Upcoming Dates

Customised/inservice only, call us on 1800 157 818 or find out more.

Governance

Compliance In Everyday Practice - Webinar

Compliance is a team effort. 

Build your understanding of the Law and Regulations through practice-based scenarios, interactive discussions, and clear explanations. Learn how a knowledge of the Law and Regulations underpins the provision of a quality service.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

2, 7

OOSH

Upcoming Dates

Tue, 20 Feb 24

Wed, 10 Apr 24

Leadership

Dealing Effectively With Complaints - Webinar

An important session to equip educators with the skills to understand the ‘why’ behind complaints, and how to regulate and work effectively with stakeholders. 

Delivery Method:

Inservice

NQS Areas:

7, 2

LeadershipFamily relationshipsChildren and family wellbeing

Upcoming Dates

Customised/inservice only, call us on 1800 157 818 or find out more.

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