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The Children First Training and Development Unit exists to provide quality training and professional development for all staff, to support and build capacity in Children First, the community and the sector.


Children First is committed to hosting quality professional development courses and workshops for its staff and educators in the sector. 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 so are mostly sourced by Educators in the Blacktown and Penrith LGA’s and out to the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury areas. These factors, partnered with affordability, make Children First Training the preferred choice for many Educators in Western Sydney.

Current Training and Workshops

Contact [email protected] if you would like this training for your team.

The Power of Positive Language

This workshop will explore the power of positive language and its impact on the children in our care and education settings.
We will examine
– Powerful words (vs. dis-empowering words).
– Our use of language and how it can impact a child’s sense of identity.
– Using language intentionally and effectively in our teaching strategies.
– Using positive language to build secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships with children (and also families, colleagues and ourselves).

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 |6:30pm - 8:30pm | $44

Science Workshop

This workshop will explore how we as educators can teach children how science really works in our world in a way children understand. Come and discover how you can make science more engaging and fun in your classroom.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 |6:30pm - 8:30pm | $50

Understanding and Supporting Behaviour

This workshop will explore children’s behaviour and our attitudes, environments and possible causes of behaviour. We will discuss strategies as well as ensuring we have a realistic expectations of children.

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 |6:30pm - 8:30pm | $50

Aboriginal Art

This 2 hour workshop will introduce hands on, holistic aboriginal art experiences to do with children. Experiences will cover a range of art forms including traditional ceramics, painting, sketching weaving and beading.

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 |6:30pm - 8:30pm | $55

Celebrating Christmas Meaningfully

This 2 hour workshop explores how we can celebrate and discuss Christmas in a meaningful way with families and children and move away from traditional Christmas stencils!

Thu, 16th Nov 2017 |6.30pm - 8.30pm | $55

Building & Maintaining an Effective Team

This 2 hour workshop will look at the various styles of communication as well as communication skills and mishaps. We will explore perspectives, giving & receiving feedback, the importance of respect and protecting values & beliefs as well as shared goals.

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 |6:30pm - 8:30pm | $44

Happy Beats

This 2 hour workshop will explore ¬†how educators can use rhymes, finger plays, touch activities, easy action songs and varied props to explore beat, rhythm, rest, dynamics and melody to assist children’s gross motor, fine motor, aural(listening), language and social skills.

Training coming soon

Training coming soon


Keep an eye on this spot for upcoming training!


For inquiries or bookings please contact Nancy or Margaret.

Ph: (02) 9831 5121
Email: [email protected]


After registering for training, a confirmation and invoice will be emailed to you within 3 days.

Please choose the course you wish to register for: