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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.

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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February 2019

HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

5 February, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ngallu Wal – Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, 259 Kildare Road
Doonside, NSW 2767 Australia
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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…

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

9 February, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ngallu Wal – Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, 259 Kildare Road
Doonside, NSW 2767 Australia
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This course covers senior first aid, CPR and the management of asthma and anaphylaxis. Please complete the following; Register using the code sent in your email. You are required to have a USI (Unique Student Identifier). To obtain a USI…

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My Time Our Place – Curriculum for OOSH

18 February, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Max Webber Library, Flushcombe Road
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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This 2-hour comprehensive training will provide participants with a practical approach to the implementation My Time, Our Place Framework focusing on curriculum. The workshop includes: Exploring the Quality Areas, Standards and Elements in relation to curriculum Translating the Quality Areas,…

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Critical Reflection

27 February, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Max Webber Library, Flushcombe Road
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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What is critical reflection and how do we use it to inform our practice in an Early Childhood setting? During this 2-hour workshop participants will learn about reflection, critical reflection, and practice skills that will assist the process. A practical…

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March 2019

Guiding Children’s Behaviour – OOSH

4 March, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Max Webber Library, Flushcombe Road
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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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.…

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Building and Maintaining an Effective Team

5 March, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ngallu Wal – Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, 259 Kildare Road
Doonside, NSW 2767 Australia
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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 …

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Talking and Thinking Floorbooks

16 March, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Ngallu Wal – Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, 259 Kildare Road
Doonside, NSW 2767 Australia
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A child-led approach to observation, planning and documentation The Talking and Thinking Floorbooks® Approach is a child-led approach to observation, documentation and planning that is now used with children from birth to 11 across the world. By really listening to…

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NQF, NQS and EYLF – Back to Basics! – (NESA 3-hrs)

18 March, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Max Webber Library, Flushcombe Road
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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Feeling lost with the language, acronyms and the amount of change around the National Quality Framework (NQF)? This Gowrie NSW Education Hub workshop focuses on providing you with a clear understanding of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and its components.…

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Child Protection – CHCPRT001- Identify & respond to children & young people at risk

26 March, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Max Webber Library, Flushcombe Road
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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Update your CHCCHILD401A or CHCCHILD1C qualification to the new statement of attainment CHCPRT001.This re-fresher session will look at abuse indicators, legislation, use of the Mandatory reporter Guidance Tool (MRG), appropriate questions, ethical dilemmas, our role as a mandatory reporters and trauma informed…

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April 2019

Aboriginal Literacy and Numeracy

2 April, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ngallu Wal – Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, 259 Kildare Road
Doonside, NSW 2767 Australia
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In this 3-hour workshop, we discuss traditional methods of storytelling and discuss the appropriateness of Dreamtime stories and examine alternative examples of children’s books and puppets that include Aboriginal perspectives in line with the current interests of the children. This workshop also…

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Science workshop get your STEM on! – OOSH

4 April, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Stonecutters Ridge Neighbourhood Centre, Ashlar Court
Colebee, NSW 2761 Australia
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This 3-hour OOSH specific workshop will explore how we, as educators, can teach children how science really works in our world in a way child understand. Suitable for all OOSH Educators Designed to build science capacity in your service Highly…

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Partnerships with Families

8 April, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Max Webber Library, Flushcombe Road
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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The Early Years Learning Framework and My Time, Our Place Framework for School Age Care Principle 2 is Partnerships. Acknowledging the importance of parents and guardians in a child's life and learning how to have real partnerships with your families…

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Understanding Children’s Behaviour – (NESA 3-hrs)

15 April, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Max Webber Library, Flushcombe Road
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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Let us support you on your journey to understanding and guiding children’s behaviour.  Approach children’s behaviour positively and feel empowered to: • Understand influences on children’s behaviour • Empower children with self-regulation skills • Seek the right support and gain…

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May 2019

Understanding the Early Years Learning Framework – Part 1 & 2

1 May, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 26 June, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

UNDERSTANDING THE EARLY YEARS LEARNING FRAMEWORK This is a 2 day workshop: Part 1 - Wed, 1 May 2019 - 9.30am - 4.00pm Part 2 - Wed, 26 June 2019 - 9.30am - 4.00pm The cost  of $299 includes both days. If…

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Bilingualism

14 May, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Do you have children of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background and unsure whether their difficulties are due to a language delay or having English as a second language (ESL)? Learn more about speech and language development in bilingualism. This…

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Making Connections with Theorists

27 May, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ngallu Wal – Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, 259 Kildare Road
Doonside, NSW 2767 Australia
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This 2-hour workshop looks at theorists and their perspectives and how we embed this into our everyday practices and documentation.  It is a more in-depth look at early childhood theories (Piaget, Vygotsky, Gardner) and how they can support our knowledge…

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June 2019

Sustainability in OOSH

3 June, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Max Webber Library, Flushcombe Road
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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Sustainability in School Age Care:  This 3 hr workshop will assist you to implement the National Quality Standards in your  service in regards to sustainability. COAG explains in their Green Skills Agreement “Skills for sustainability, also known as green skills,…

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Be a Birth to Three Specialist – (NESA 3-hrs)

5 June, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Stonecutters Ridge Neighbourhood Centre, Ashlar Court
Colebee, NSW 2761 Australia
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All children have the right to develop an individual, personal, loving, and supportive relationship with the adults who take care of them. These adults must know them well, so they can take their individual, physical and emotional needs into consideration.…

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Inclusion

13 June, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ngallu Wal – Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, 259 Kildare Road
Doonside, NSW 2767 Australia
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Inclusion: It's not a program, it’s a way of being.  This workshop will build educators capacity in inclusive practice by:  Exploring what belonging means to us  Discussing Inclusion by definition  Identifying the core elements of Inclusion: Access, Participation & Outcomes  Exploring how…

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Manual Handling

24 June, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ngallu Wal – Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, 259 Kildare Road
Doonside, NSW 2767 Australia
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This 2-hour comprehensive training will provide participants with current knowledge of both the National Quality Framework and Work Health and Safety legislative requirements including practical approach to manual handling and caring for yourself in the education and care service. Light…

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