Children First Training provides expert and affordable professional development courses for staff and educators in the early childhood education and care 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. 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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New Centre Directors or Refresher for the Experienced An essential workshop for all new, current and emerging centre managers and directors. This workshop will cover key topics enabling you to lead a successful centre including: Daily operations and management Creating…Find out more »
Join us for this 3 hour workshop to learn more about the benefits of pretend play and how you as parents or educators can enhance pretend play for children with specific strategies and practical hands on activity ideas. Learn how…Find out more »
This is a series of 5 professional development sessions, thoughtfully grouped to cover all aspects of the Early Years Learning Framework. Together we will unpack the EYLF and understand what it looks like in real life. It is so much…Find out more »
This 2 hour workshop explores how we can best prepare our children and families for the transition to school with a focus on foundational life skills. Light refreshments provided TRAINING PROVIDER: Early Years Training – Kirsty FantiniFind out more »
Aboriginal inspired art experience in an early childhood context is so much more than just collaged red, black and yellow flags and cotton bud dot paintings. This workshop will inspire educators and open them up to the many possibilities of…Find out more »
Remaining positive and effective can be difficult whether it is with early childhood children or school aged. We will assist educators with practical ideas and resources to encourage a more positive environment. It won’t happen overnight but it can happen.…Find out more »
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 www.usi.gov.au Please…Find out more »
Do you find yourself becoming an ‘accidental counsellor’ to parents/carers of children at your centre? Would you like to gain skills in dealing with difficult or sensitive issues? Then this course is for you! Summary of the training: Understand the 3…Find out more »
‘Assessment and Rating’ is an opportunity to celebrate and showcase the strengths of your centre. This workshop is a must to learn the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the assessment and rating process including: Reflecting on the Assessment and Rating Process;…Find out more »
This 2 hour workshop is an interactive workshop for educators to explore fun and interactive ways to promote healthy eating and overcome fussy eating challenges to children under 5 in your service. What you will learn: the importance of play and…Find out more »
This 2 hour workshop will explore ways we can create meaningful natural play spaces both inside and outside as well as the importance of engaging with the natural environment for development and well- being as well as creating an environmentally…Find out more »
Perhaps diversity and inclusion are terms you hear and possibly speak about each day but when did you last stop to think about what they really mean? Early education and care professionals are placed to ‘make a change' in the…Find out more »
This 2 hr workshop looks at Autism and the ASD spectrum, behaviours, brain functioning to support educators develop realistic strategies and expectations. Light refreshments provided TRAINING PROVIDER: Early Years Training – Kirsty FantiniFind out more »
This 3 hour training aims to upskill educators on the importance of early childhood development and the crucial role they play in monitoring, identifying and communicating developmental progress. Participants will learn about: Typical developmental milestones The importance of early intervention…Find out more »
National Quality Standard 2.1.3 Healthy eating and physical activity are promoted and appropriate for each child. This 2 hour training will assist educators in how to plan meals, food handling and complying with the standards. This training is based on…Find out more »
This 3 hr workshop will assist you to implement the National Quality Standards in your service in regards to sustainability, specifically in relation to Standard 3.2.3. We will provide both our knowledge and some fun hands on experiences to assist…Find out more »