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Children First Training provides expert and affordable professional development courses for staff and educators in the early childhood education and care sector.

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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. We always have a vast range on offer from First Aid to understanding the Early Years Learning Framework, workshops for OOSH providers,  as well as creative and culturally diverse courses. We have training for all levels of early childhood, from trainees to experienced to Centre Directors – there’s something for everyone!

Our sessions are primarily held in Western Sydney and are frequented by educators from child care providers throughout the industry – you don’t need to be an educator at our Children First centres to join. We have educators travel from all over Sydney and even interstate. We love the diversity that educators from different centres, near and far, bring to each session.

These factors make Children First Training the preferred choice for many educators. 

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Kirralea Lyneham Children First Training

Children First Training Brings Educator Training to You

We’re excited to welcome Kirralea Lyneham to the Children First Training team, offering on-site training to your early childhood education service. Kirralea is passionate about providing quality care and education to young children and is a strong advocate for children’s rights. Kirralea’s drive…

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Looking for on-site training with your team?
Let us come to you. Enquire today!

With the addition of our new Training Lead, Kirralea Lyneham, we’re now offering on-site training to Early Childhood Education services across NSW.

Kirralea is passionate about providing quality care and education to young children and is a strong advocate for children’s rights. Kirralea’s drive for best practice has her extremely excited to support, guide and inspire educators at your early education service.

We can customise training to suit the needs of your service, and we can come at a time that suits you – evenings or weekends!

Upgrade your skills and book a course today!

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February 2021

Child Protection – Refresher – Webinar

9 February @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

This 2 hour webinar is designed to keep you up-to-date with current child protection and mandatory reporting requirements. This workshop explores types of abuse and neglect, our legislative responsibilities, ensuring educators are aware of Child Protection law, including our obligations as…

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HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

13 February @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children First Balmoral St Preschool, 24-26 Balmoral St
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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Due to COVID-19 all the theory for this course will be done online.  The 30 minute practical component of this course will be assessed 4 participants at a time in accordance to the recommendations by the State Government.  Once you have…

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Leadership Beginners for OOSH – Webinar

16 February @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Webinar Australia

Are you new to a room leader, educational leader or nominated supervisor position? Launching in to leadership can be daunting and somewhat overwhelming. This workshop is designed to frame your thinking so that you can concentrate on all the aspect…

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Exceeding the NQS – Webinar

23 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

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

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Reconciliation Action Plan – Webinar

25 February @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

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…

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HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education & care setting

27 February @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Children First Balmoral St Preschool, 24-26 Balmoral St
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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Due to COVID-19 all the theory for this course will be done online.  The 60 minute practical component of this course will be assessed 4 participants at a time in accordance to the recommendations by the State Government.  Once you have…

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March 2021

Sustainability in the Everyday – Webinar

4 March @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Webinar Australia

What is all the fuss about? Did you know that being sustainable does not need to be an extra program? This workshop will remind you how easy it is to commit to sustainable practices that keep our children thinking about…

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Making real connections to support & guide children’s behaviour – Webinar

9 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

Behaviour Management what’s it all about?– Gaining control or gaining an understanding? This webinar explores challenging behaviours and what environmental and social factors impact and influences these behaviours. We reflect on our own current practices and explore various considerations and…

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Making Connections with & Embedding Theoretical Perspectives – Webinar

10 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar Australia

This session looks at various theorists and their perspectives and how we embed this into our everyday practices and documentation. It is a more in depth look at early childhood theories (Piaget, Vygotsky, Gardner) and how they can support our…

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Reflective Practice – Webinar

17 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

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 self-reflection activities and explore strategies…

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

20 March @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar Australia

Learn the value of nurturing your health and wellness as an educator. This 3.5 hour webinar will teach educators the ways that they can use the principles of Belong Be Become as a guide to upholding their physical, mental and…

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Extending Children’s Play and Learning – Webinar

23 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

This webinar will demonstrate different thinking approaches towards extending children’s play and learning. Some elements of QA 1.1 & 1.2 of the NQS will be covered. Designed to help educators expand their thinking and creativity when it comes to planning…

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The Real 3 R’s: Relationships, Routines & Risk – Webinar

31 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar Australia

This webinar places the concept of relationships, routines and risk under the early childhood microscope and allows us to reflect on current practices. We will explore the possibilities through the three R’s to maximise children’s learning opportunities and sense of…

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April 2021

Self-assessment – Webinar

21 April @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar Australia

Join this interactive session to explore self-assessment - the concept and the document. Discuss challenges and share strategies to make the process work effectively in your context for your service. We will look at the NSW working document tool during…

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Circle of Security – Webinar

27 April @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

Based on many years of research, “The Circle of Security” gives us a roadmap to understand children’s behaviours. It provides us with some key insights into why children behave the way they do and what their behaviours are really telling…

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

28 April @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

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…

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Put Pretend Play ON YOUR RADAR! – Webinar

29 April @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

Join us to learn more about the benefits of pretend play and how you as educators can enhance pretend play for children with specific strategies and practical hands-on activity ideas. Learn how you can influence your child’s environment to set…

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For enquiries or bookings please contact Nancy or Kirralea:

[p] 02 8603 4400 [e] [email protected]

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We pay our respect to these diverse communities and to Elders both past and present.

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