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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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Children First Training Brings Educator Training To You

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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July 2020

Connecting with Community – Webinar

15 July @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar Australia

Making connections with our community can be an overwhelming concept. Where do we start? How do we make it real and authentic? How can children and families be involved in the process? During this webinar we explore community, with reference…

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Connecting with Community – Webinar

15 July @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar Australia

Making connections with our community can be an overwhelming concept. Where do we start? How do we make it real and authentic? How can children and families be involved in the process? During this webinar we explore community, with reference…

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Extending Children’s Play and Learning – Webinar

21 July @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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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Extending Children’s Play and Learning – Webinar

21 July @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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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EYLF Practice: Assessment for Learning – Webinar

28 July @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar Australia

This 1 hour webinar unpacks the EYLF Practice: ‘Assessment for learning’. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the practice as we pull it apart and simplify it, and can use this knowledge to assist reflection on their own practices.…

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EYLF Practice: Assessment for Learning – Webinar

28 July @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar Australia

This 1 hour webinar unpacks the EYLF Practice: ‘Assessment for learning’. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the practice as we pull it apart and simplify it, and can use this knowledge to assist reflection on their own practices.…

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

29 July @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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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The Real 3 R’s: Relationships, Routines & Risk – Webinar

29 July @ 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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August 2020

Critical Reflection – Webinar

4 August @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

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…

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Clay & Wine Online – Webinar

6 August @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

Are you interested in learning more about using clay with children in early childhood? How do you feel about having clay out all the time and using specific tools and techniques to create long term projects with clay? We have…

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All eyes on us! Active Supervision and our Duty of Care – Webinar

12 August @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

This 1.5hr webinar explores the educators’ role and duty of care when supervising children, with reference to the Education & Care Services National Law & Regulations & the National Quality Standards. We explore the key components of active supervision and…

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HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

15 August @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ngallu Wal – Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, 259 Kildare Road
Doonside, NSW 2767 Australia

Due to the COVID-19 situation 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…

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QIP Writing – Webinar

18 August @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

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…

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

22 August @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ngallu Wal – Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, 259 Kildare Road
Doonside, NSW 2767 Australia

Due to the COVID-19 situation all the theory for this course will be done on line. The 60 minute practical component of this course with be assessed 4 participants at a time in accords to the recommendations by the NSW Government.…

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Supporting a Meaningful Transition to School – Webinar

24 August @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar Australia

This 1.5 hour webinar explores how we can best prepare our children and families for the transition to school with a focus on foundational life skills. We will look at pre-literacy and pre-numeracy and how this can be supported in a…

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

26 August @ 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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For enquiries or bookings please contact Nancy or Kirralea:

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

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Children First acknowledges the traditional custodians and their continued connections to Country and culture throughout Australia.
We pay our respect to these diverse communities and to Elders both past and present.

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