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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 online or in Western Sydney and are frequented by educators from child care providers throughout the sector – you don’t need to be an educator at our Children First centres to join. Educators travel from all over Sydney and even interstate for our face-to-face sessions, and we attract educators country-wide and internationally for our online sessions. 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. 

Online Early Childhood Educator Training

Introducing Online Educator Training

Our online Educator training allows Early Childhood Educators and OOSH providers to upgrade their skills and attend training from anywhere in Australia! When COVID-19 threw us all into lockdowns and social distancing in 2020, Children First Training had to make fast changes to keep supporting our essential workers in the…

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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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We can train your team online or on-site. Enquire today!

Our expert trainers, Margaret and Kirralea, offer team training to Early Childhood Education services on-site across NSW, or online country-wide.

We can customise training to suit the needs of your service, and we’ll train at a time that suits your team – evenings or weekends.

Upgrade your skills and book a course today!

Current Training and Workshops

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October 2021

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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QIP Writing – Webinar

26 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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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 – 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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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 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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For enquiries or bookings please contact Nancy or Kirralea:

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

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