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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 online or in Western Sydney and are frequented by educators from child care providers throughout the sector – you don’t need to be an educator at our Children First centres to join. Educators travel from all over Sydney and even interstate for our face-to-face sessions, and we attract educators country-wide and internationally for our online sessions. 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. 

Online Early Childhood Educator Training

Introducing Online Educator Training

Our online Educator training allows Early Childhood Educators and OOSH providers to upgrade their skills and attend training from anywhere in Australia! When COVID-19 threw us all into lockdowns and social distancing in 2020, Children First Training had to make fast changes to keep supporting our essential workers in the…

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Kirralea Lyneham Children First Training

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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TEAM TRAINING

We can train your team online or on-site. Enquire today!

Our expert trainers, Margaret and Kirralea, offer team training to Early Childhood Education services on-site across NSW, or online country-wide.

We can customise training to suit the needs of your service, and we’ll train at a time that suits your team – evenings or weekends.

Upgrade your skills and book a course today!

Current Training and Workshops

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November 2020

QIP Writing – Webinar

17 November, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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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Whose Voice is it Anyway? – Webinar

18 November, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar Australia

During this 1hr webinar we will explore how we can begin, and continue to honour the rights of the child through program & practice, with reference to the UNCROC and the EYLF, by bringing the child’s voice to life in…

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Facilitating Language and Play for Children with Autism – Webinar

23 November, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and children that have social communication difficulties need additional support to interact, play, understand and socialise with others. This two hour webinar can help you to understand more about working with these children and their…

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Working with Aboriginal Families and Communities – Webinar

24 November, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

In order to provide quality care to Aboriginal children and families early learning services should seek to work in partnership with other stakeholders and service providers in their community. This workshop guides educators to map their local community and identify…

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February 2021

Child Protection – Refresher – Webinar

9 February @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

This 2 hour webinar 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…

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HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

13 February @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children First Balmoral St Preschool, 24-26 Balmoral St
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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Due to COVID-19 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 you have…

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Leadership Beginners for OOSH – Webinar

16 February @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Webinar Australia

Are you new to a room leader, educational leader or nominated supervisor position? Launching in to leadership can be daunting and somewhat overwhelming. This workshop is designed to frame your thinking so that you can concentrate on all the aspect…

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Exceeding the NQS – Webinar

23 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

So, your service is meeting the NQS. Great work, but where to from here? Join us to explore the exceeding themes and examine the differences between services that ‘meet’ and those that ‘exceed’. Training Presenter: Margaret Vassallo - Children First…

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Reconciliation Action Plan – Webinar

25 February @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

Are you wanting to start your reconciliation journey and not sure where to begin? In this webinar, Jessica will be yarning about the importance of Reconciliation Action Plans and how they can best be utilised to create cultural change in…

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

27 February @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Children First Balmoral St Preschool, 24-26 Balmoral St
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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Due to COVID-19 all the theory for this course will be done online.  The 60 minute practical component of this course will be assessed 4 participants at a time in accordance to the recommendations by the State Government.  Once you have…

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March 2021

Sustainability in the Everyday – Webinar

4 March @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Webinar Australia

What is all the fuss about? Did you know that being sustainable does not need to be an extra program? This workshop will remind you how easy it is to commit to sustainable practices that keep our children thinking about…

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Making real connections to support & guide children’s behaviour – Webinar

9 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

Behaviour Management what’s it all about?– Gaining control or gaining an understanding? This webinar explores challenging behaviours and what environmental and social factors impact and influences these behaviours. We reflect on our own current practices and explore various considerations and…

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Making Connections with & Embedding Theoretical Perspectives – Webinar

10 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar Australia

This session looks at various 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…

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Reflective Practice – Webinar

17 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

Do you struggle with reflective practice in general? In this session, we will look at the benefits of reflective practice and why it is important in today’s early childhood environments. We will engage in some self-reflection activities and explore strategies…

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Well-being for educators in an early childhood setting – Webinar

20 March @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar Australia

Learn the value of nurturing your health and wellness as an educator. This 3.5 hour webinar will teach educators the ways that they can use the principles of Belong Be Become as a guide to upholding their physical, mental and…

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Extending Children’s Play and Learning – Webinar

23 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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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The Real 3 R’s: Relationships, Routines & Risk – Webinar

31 March @ 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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April 2021

Circle of Security – Webinar

27 April @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

Based on many years of research, “The Circle of Security” gives us a roadmap to understand children’s behaviours. It provides us with some key insights into why children behave the way they do and what their behaviours are really telling…

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

28 April @ 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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May 2021

Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives into Early Childhood Curriculums – Webinar

6 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

"We know we should but we don’t know how!” is a common statement made by many well-meaning educators in reference to Aboriginal programs. An astounding number of educators are worried about being offensive, tokenistic and stereotypical and often do nothing in fear of…

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The Essence of an Effective Team – Webinar

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

This webinar explores the key components that contribute to an effective team including communication methods, communication strategies, conflict styles and conflict resolution strategies and skills that can be implemented in our everyday workplace practices guided by ethical practices. Duration: 1.5…

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The Magic of Learning Stories – Webinar

13 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar Australia

This session is a great starting point for those who would like to explore other methods of documentation. Moving away from clinical anecdotes, educators will learn how to write a learning story narrative to capture children’s learning. This session will…

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Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace – Webinar

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

Gain an insight into how emotions and actions affect the people around you. Explore how increasing self-awareness can help you improve the way you relate to, and work with others. Examine the role of ‘trust’, its effect on workplace culture,…

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Put Pretend Play ON YOUR RADAR! – Webinar

26 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

Join us to learn more about the benefits of pretend play and how you as educators can enhance pretend play for children with specific strategies and practical hands-on activity ideas. Learn how you can influence your child’s environment to set…

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Speech & Language Development During the Early Years – Webinar

27 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

This course introduces the foundations of speech and language development in young children. It will cover developmental milestones, strategies to build language and social skills in the classroom setting, and provide an introduction into supporting children with special needs. The…

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June 2021

The Development of Emotional Regulation in the Early Years – Webinar

1 June @ 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Webinar Australia

Emotions can be messy, loud and at times uncomfortable, but even a newborn baby experiences them. What the research tells us is that developing the capacity to manage emotions is a process. This process starts right from birth, like when…

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Child Protection – Refresher – Webinar

2 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Webinar Australia

This 2 hour webinar 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…

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Connecting with Community – Webinar

9 June @ 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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The Planning Cycle

15 June @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Webinar Australia

This webinar will provide you with a refresher on your obligations to documentation by looking at the cycle of planning with a deep focus on quality interactions as the key to rich programs. Learning Outcomes: - Learn about how quality…

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Social and Emotional Development – OOSH – Webinar

16 June @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar Australia

This session will assist educators in expanding their understanding of children’s needs and their behaviour holistically. In this workshop, we will share 3 major theoretical perspectives on social and emotional competencies among children and adults. This workshop also caters for…

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For enquiries or bookings please contact Nancy or Kirralea:

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

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