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July 2021

HLTAID012 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education & care setting (formerly HLTAID004)

31 July @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shelley Public School, 21 Hadrian Ave
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
First Aid $25 off with DINE & DISCOVER voucher

* Get $25 OFF with valid DINE & DISCOVER NSW voucher when you book before July 31, 2021 This course covers senior first aid, CPR and the management of asthma and anaphylaxis. Please complete the following You are required to have a USI (Unique Student Identifier). To obtain a USI please visit www.usi.gov.au to complete the simple online process. You will need to complete an online assessment prior to the training day. (A link to the online course will be emailed to you after…

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August 2021

All eyes on us! Active Supervision and our Duty of Care – Webinar

11 August @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Duty of Care Educator Training

This 1.5hr webinar explores the educators’ role and duty of care when supervising children, with reference to the Education & Care Services National Law & Regulations and the National Quality Standards. We explore the key components of active supervision and how other factors including the learning environment and our relationships with children and families can support us in our role. Training Presenter: Children First Training - Kirralea Lyneham   BOOK NOW!    

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Transition to School – what makes a child ready? – Webinar

17 August @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Transition to School Educator Training

This 1.5 hour session explores how we can best prepare our children and families for the transition to school with a focus on foundational life skills. We will look at emotional adaptability, social and cognitive competence and physical health & well-being. We will explore current research about children’s brain development, resilience and readiness for academic learning along with ideas for pre-numeracy and pre-literacy in it's natural context. Strategies and ideas for educators and families will be shared to support a…

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Reconciliation Action Plan – Webinar

18 August @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Early Childhood Reconciliation Action Plan

Are you wanting to start your reconciliation journey and not sure where to begin? In this webinar, Jessica will be yarning about the importance of Reconciliation Action Plans and how they can best be utilised to create cultural change in your early learning setting. TRAINING PROVIDER: Jessica Staines - Koori Curriculum (Aboriginal Early Childhood Training & Consultancy)   BOOK NOW!    

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HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (formerly HLTAID001)

19 August @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Children First Balmoral St Preschool, 24-26 Balmoral St
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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 This is a nationally recognised qualification and should be updated yearly. This training course involves: Completion of online pre-course study, plus 2 hours practical training You will be required to obtain a USI (Unique Student Identifier) to complete this qualification. (Details on how to obtain a USI can be found www.usi.gov.au Please note: you do not need to obtain a new USI if you have one already.) You will need to complete an online assessment prior to the training day. (A link to the…

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EYLF Practice: Assessment for Learning – Webinar

24 August @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
EYLF ACECQA Educator Training

This 1:15 hour webinar unpacks the EYLF Practice: ‘Assessment for learning'. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the practice as we pull it apart and simplify it. Participants can use this knowledge to assist reflection on their own practices of documenting children's learning. Training Presenter: Margaret Vassallo - Children First Training   BOOK NOW!    

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Resilience, trauma and coping capacities in early childhood – Webinar

25 August @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Early Childhood Resilience Development

Do you ever wonder why some people seem to be able to cope with challenges and difficult experiences better than others? In this webinar, we will explore some of the key research findings linked to the development of resilience in early childhood. Duration: 1hr 30mins Training Presenter: Jenny Rankine – Becoming More    BOOK NOW!    

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September 2021

Working with Undiagnosed Children and their Families – Webinar

1 September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Additional Needs Educator Training

Have you ever wondered how you can help the children and their families in your care that are undiagnosed? This 2 hour webinar training session will look at the following: Developing an understanding of which behaviours are a cause for concern How to initiate the conversation with parents when you have identified these concerns How to manage the behaviours in the classroom Where parents can access support Training Provider: Growing Early Minds - Caitlin Riddell - Provisional Psychologist   BOOK NOW!    

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Supporting the Inclusion of Children with Additional Support Needs – Webinar

2 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This webinar will explore strategies educators can use to support the inclusion of children with support needs into their everyday curriculum including ASD, Cognitive, Linguistic and Global delay. We will explore the importance of our own perspectives and practical, respectful ways we can support participation and inclusion for these children Duration: 1.5 hours Training Presenter: Kirsty Fantini – Early Years Training    BOOK NOW!    

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Reflective Practice – Webinar

7 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Reflective Practice Educator Training

Do you struggle with reflective practice in general? In this session, we will look at the benefits of reflective practice and why it is important in today’s early childhood environments. We will engage in some reflective activities and explore strategies to assist reflection in everyday practice. Training Presenter: Margaret Vassallo - Children First Training   BOOK NOW!    

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Well-being for educators in an early childhood setting – Webinar

8 September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Early Childhood Educator Wellbeing

The health and wellbeing of educators is fundamental in supporting children to accomplish their developmental milestones. The physical, emotional and spiritual capacity of educators determines that of the children in their care as imitation is one of the biggest learning tools for young children. In this 2 hour workshop, learn a simple but effective framework to stay on top of your wellbeing as an educator and learn practical tools that promote: Personal reflection and growth Emotional resilience and development A…

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Picture Books as Pathways for Learning – Webinar

14 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Early Childhood Learning through picture books

This online workshop explores an inquiry-based learning approach in the early years, by using picture books as provocations for co-curriculum construction. Be inspired by new ideas to plan extended investigations, using creative storytelling resources. Duration: 1 hour 15 min Training Presenter: Linda Harrison - Stone & Sprocket   BOOK NOW!    

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Child Protection – Refresher – NSW – Webinar

15 September @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Child Protection Early Childhood Educator Training

This 2 hour webinar is designed to keep you up to date with current child protection legislation and mandatory reporting requirements. This workshop identifies and explores types of abuse and neglect, our legislative responsibilities, ensuring educators are aware of Child Protection law, including our obligations as mandatory reporters and understanding how to apply this in practice. Attendees will receive a certificate of participation. Duration: 2 hours Training Presenter: Children First Training - Kirralea Lyneham   BOOK NOW!    

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October 2021

Brain Development 0-6 years – Webinar

6 October @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Early Childhood Development Educator Training

The human brain is an amazingly complex organ, and we now have a substantial amount of evidence about the link between early childhood experiences and brain development. In this webinar, we will be looking at brain development from birth to 6 years. Duration: 1hr 30mins Training Presenter: Jenny Rankine – Becoming More  BOOK NOW!    

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QIP Writing – Webinar

12 October @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
QIP ACECQA Educator Training

This webinar is designed for those who are new to the role of QIP writing. Gain an understanding of what a QIP is and what should be included. Gain tips for writing, and learn about commonly made mistakes (so you can avoid them). Learn about making the role of self-assessment, and making QIP part of your everyday operations. Duration 1.5 hours Training Presenter: Margaret Vassallo - Children First Training   BOOK NOW!    

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Supporting Fussy Eaters and their Families – Webinar

13 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fussy Eating Educator Training

An introduction to helping parents and families with fussy eaters. Growing Early Minds' Paediatric Dietitian introduces the foundations of growth, development and eating in young children. Covering the developmental food continuum, general feeding strategies and helping the fussy eater get the best bite. By the end of this session, you will be able to: Understand normal growth and the developmental food continuum Understand the importance of food play Understand basic nutrition for infants and young children Learn strategies to assist…

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Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives into Early Childhood Curriculums – Webinar

20 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aboriginal Perspectives - Early Childhood Educator Training

Embedding Aboriginal perspectives in early childhood curriculums is a multifaceted approach and is a combination of both pedagogy and practice. Koori Curriculum's Aboriginal pedagogy workshop supports educators to teach through culture and not just about it. For non-Indigenous educators this will also include fostering an understanding of how ones world view and ways of knowing and doing can greatly differ from the Aboriginal children that they are potentially teaching. By culturally contextualising early childhood curriculums and topics of enquiry educators…

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In the Best Interest of the Child – Webinar

27 October @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Children's Rights - Educator Training

This webinar takes an introductory dive into the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child exploring the four key principles, with particular focus on the best interest of the child. We explore what is in the best interest of the child and how to determine this. Training Presenter: Children First Training - Kirralea Lyneham   BOOK NOW!    

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November 2021

Exceeding the NQS – Webinar

2 November @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Early Educator NQS Training

So, your service is meeting the NQS. Great work, but where to from here? Join us to explore the ACECQA's exceeding themes and examine the differences between services that ‘meet’ and those that ‘exceed’. Training Presenter: Margaret Vassallo - Children First Training BOOK NOW!  

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Using Visuals to Support Communication

4 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Children First Balmoral St Preschool, 24-26 Balmoral St
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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Early Childhood Communication for Educators

Visuals are a versatile resource. Gain a basic understanding about how visuals support communication and learning, its application, and strategies to incorporate it within both individual and group environments. Growing Early Minds' qualified Speech-Language Pathologist, Nimi, helps Early Childhood Educators use visuals to support communication in Early Childhood & OOSH settings. Training Presenter: Growing Early Minds Nimi Goh – Speech Pathology BOOK NOW!

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Culture Counts… The importance of embedding a positive workplace culture – Webinar

10 November @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Early Childhood Educator Team Training

During this webinar we explore the basic concept of workplace culture, what a positive workplace culture looks like and how our workplace culture impacts not only educators, but also children and their families. We unpack Quality Area 4, with a particular focus on Professionalism and explore the concept of Being, Belonging and Becoming as educators. Training Presenter: Kirralea Lyneham - Children First Training   BOOK NOW!

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Sensory Friendly Environments – Webinar

16 November @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Every child needs an environment to thrive in, not merely survive! This webinar is informed by many years of working in noisy environments and visiting many environments that have successfully used innovative ways to adjust acoustics, create harmony and cherish noise and mess in ways that everyone can enjoy it. You will learn: About sensory processing Discuss the barriers to a harmonious environment The role respect and responsibility plays in good environments How to select, arrange and design materials used…

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HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (formerly HLTAID001)

23 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Children First Balmoral St Preschool, 24-26 Balmoral St
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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 This is a nationally recognised qualification and should be updated yearly. This training course involves: Completion of online pre-course study, plus 2 hours practical training You will be required to obtain a USI (Unique Student Identifier) to complete this qualification. (Details on how to obtain a USI can be found www.usi.gov.au Please note: you do not need to obtain a new USI if you have one already.) You will need to complete an online assessment prior to the training day. (A link to the…

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December 2021

Child Protection – Refresher – NSW – Webinar

1 December @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Child Protection Early Childhood Educator Training

This 2 hour webinar is designed to keep you up to date with current child protection legislation and mandatory reporting requirements. This workshop identifies and explores types of abuse and neglect, our legislative responsibilities, ensuring educators are aware of Child Protection law, including our obligations as mandatory reporters and understanding how to apply this in practice. Attendees will receive a certificate of participation. Training Presenter: Children First Training - Kirralea Lyneham   BOOK NOW!  

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Critical Reflection – Webinar

7 December @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Early Childhood & OOSH Educator Training

What is critical reflection and how do we use it to inform our practice in an Early Childhood setting? During this 1.5-hour webinar, participants will learn about reflection, critical reflection, and practice skills that will assist the process. A practical workshop that can be taken back to your centre and shared with your team. Training Presenter: Margaret Vassallo – Children First Training  BOOK NOW!

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