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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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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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August 2018

HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

21 August, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ngallu Wal – Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, 259 Kildare Road
Doonside, NSW 2767 Australia

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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September 2018

PUAWER005B – Operate as part of an emergency control organisation

3 September, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ngallu Wal – Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, 259 Kildare Road
Doonside, NSW 2767 Australia

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…

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Early Years Learning Framework – Educators Series No.5

5 September, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Growing Potential/Children First, 43 Fourth Avenue
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia

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…

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Accidental Counsellor

26 September, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Max Webber Library, Flushcombe Road
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia

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…

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October 2018

Assessment Ready, Steady, Go!

10 October, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Max Webber Library, Flushcombe Road
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia

‘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;…

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Talking and Thinking Floorbooks

13 October, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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Creating Natural Play Spaces

23 October, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lalor Park Community Centre, 1 Freeman Street
Lalor Park, NSW 2147 Australia

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…

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All Embracing (Diversity)

31 October, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Stonecutters Ridge Neighbourhood Centre, Ashlar Court
Colebee, NSW 2761 Australia

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…

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November 2018

Autism – Looking through their eyes!

5 November, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ngallu Wal – Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, 259 Kildare Road
Doonside, NSW 2767 Australia

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 Fantini

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Typical Child Development

13 November, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ngallu Wal – Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, 259 Kildare Road
Doonside, NSW 2767 Australia

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…

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Food Handling/Menu Planning for OOSH

19 November, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Max Webber Library, Flushcombe Road
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia

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…

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Sustainability

26 November, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Max Webber Library, Flushcombe Road
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia

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…

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December 2018

Out of the Box

4 December, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Max Webber Library, Flushcombe Road
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia

Music to support EYLF learning outcomes (0 – 6 years) In this 2 hour workshop we will use the metaphor of boxes to explore “belonging, being and becoming” through music. Boxes can be fun, enticing and bring pleasure. They can be…

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February 2019

HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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

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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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May 2019

Bilingualism

14 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ngallu Wal – Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, 259 Kildare Road
Doonside, NSW 2767 Australia
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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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For enquiries or bookings please contact Nancy or Kirralea:

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

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