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.
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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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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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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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,…Find out more »
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.…Find out more »
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…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 »
This course covers senior first aid, CPR and the management of asthma and anaphylaxis. Please complete the following You are required to have a USI (Unique Student Identifier). To obtain a USI please visit www.usi.gov.au to complete the simple online process. You…Find out more »
In our busy world, many children experience little quiet or stillness and few opportunities to really relax. Relaxation supports optimal learning by allowing the thinking part of the brain to fully engage in play and learning activities. A stressed child remains on…Find out more »
This 2hr workshop 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…Find out more »
Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder that affects, among other things, the way an individual relates to his or her environment and their interaction with other people. An estimated 1 in 70 people has Autism Spectrum Disorder; that’s almost 230,000…Find out more »
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…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 will be provided. Training Presenter: Kirsty Fantini – Early Years TrainingFind out more »
This workshop will focus on the role of the Educational Leader in education and care services including exploring leadership models and leaders as change agents, how to know the people you are working with and how to use personality typing…Find out more »
This unit covers the competency required to implement the emergency response specified in the workplace emergency procedures. This unit has been developed to cover the broad range of emergencies in workplaces as considered in Australian Standard 3745-2010. Target Audience: Existing…Find out more »
This workshop is an opportunity for an in-depth exploration of documentation and addresses questions such as: What expectations do we have about documentation including those of the NQS? How does documentation fit into the NQS Exceeding themes? What are our…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Play is endemic to the human species promoting a mental state of happiness.Purely, we feel good when we choose what we want to do! Children and adults alike make sense of their world through various types of play and watching…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 is the course for you! Summary of the training: •…Find out more »
Research has shown that there are increasing number of children under the age of 5 years who are experiencing anxiety disorders and depression. During this 2 hour workshop, we will explore and discuss the importance of our interactions with children,…Find out more »
This 2-hour comprehensive training will explore what it means to be intentional- our role, our interactions, documentation and environment and encourage educators to reflect on their role, their behaviours and interactions. Light refreshments provided. Training Presenter: Kirsty Fantini - Early Years TrainingFind out more »
This 6 hour workshop will highlight the importance of including Aboriginal perspectives into service programs and why it needs to be done EVERY DAY! This is a practical hands on workshop that provides educators with multiple examples of experiences. It…Find out more »
As early childhood educators we often see children with anxiety. Here are some questions that may have crossed your mind: What is normal anxiety? What causes anxiety? How do we support children with anxiety? This 2 hour workshop will explore these questions and…Find out more »
Children can present with a wide array of complex needs and behaviours which may be difficult to make sense of and can be stressful to manage. This workshop aims to help educators gain an understanding that all behaviour is meaningful.…Find out more »
This 2.5 hour workshop is designed to keep you up-to-date with current child protection and mandatory reporting requirements. This workshop explores types of abuse and neglect, our legislative responsibilities, ensuring educators are aware of Child Protection law, including our obligations as…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 »