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Children First Training is committed to providing quality professional development courses and workshops for educators in the sector, as well as Children First staff.

As practitioners, we know ‘early childhood’ so you can be sure you will be provided with training that is current, accurate and, at times, edgy.

Our sessions are held in Western Sydney and are accessed by educators in the Blacktown and Penrith local government areas and out to the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury regions.

These factors, partnered with affordability, make Children First Training the preferred choice for many educators in Western Sydney.

October 2021

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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SOLD OUT – Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives into Early Childhood Curriculums – Webinar

20 October | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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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November 2021

Using Visuals to Support Communication – Webinar

4 November | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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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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 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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Children First acknowledges the traditional custodians and their continued connections to Country and culture throughout Australia.
We pay our respect to these diverse communities and to Elders both past and present.

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