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Phone: 9831 5121
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Email: [email protected]

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

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm | $50

Child Protection Refresher

This 3 hour workshop is designed to get you up to date with current Child Protection issues and Mandatory Reporting requirements.


Training Provider: Because It Matters

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

SESSION NOW FULL – Aboriginal Art


If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for this session, please email your contact details through to [email protected]

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




If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for this session, please email your contact details through to [email protected]

Contact [email protected] if you would like this workshop 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).


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.


All training sessions are held at Blacktown Rd Childrens Centre, 217 Blacktown Rd, Blacktown 2148, unless indicated otherwise.

Please choose the course you wish to register for: