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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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September 2019

Accidental Counsellor

25 September, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ngallu Wal – Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, 259 Kildare Road
Doonside, NSW 2767 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 is the course for you! Summary of the training: •…

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October 2019

Supporting Children’s Emotional Wellbeing

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

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,…

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Being an Intentional Educator

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

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 Training

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Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives into Early Childhood Curriculums

22 October, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stonecutters Ridge Neighbourhood Centre, Ashlar Court
Colebee, NSW 2761 Australia

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…

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Supporting Children with Anxiety

30 October, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Max Webber Library, Flushcombe Road
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia

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…

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November 2019

NESA Endorsed – Why Mindset Matters – See the meaning in children’s behaviour (NESA 5hrs)

6 November, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Ngallu Wal – Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, 259 Kildare Road
Doonside, NSW 2767 Australia

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.…

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Child Protection – Refresher

13 November, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Max Webber Library, Flushcombe Road
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia

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…

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Food Handling and Menu Planning for OOSH

19 November, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stonecutters Ridge Neighbourhood Centre, Ashlar Court
Colebee, NSW 2761 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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Schema in Early Childhood Pedagogy and Planning

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

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…

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February 2020

HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

12 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 note: you…

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

15 February @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shelley Public School, 21 Hadrian Ave
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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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…

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

26 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 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…

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March 2020

Bush Tucker and Sustainability

3 March @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stonecutters Ridge Neighbourhood Centre, Ashlar Court
Colebee, NSW 2761 Australia
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This 5 hour workshop focuses on the traditional custodians of the land and their cultural values and practices to ensure the sustainability of the land This workshop would look at bush tucker and give case study examples of how children…

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Behaviour Management – Gaining control or gaining an understanding – OOSH

10 March @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shelley Public School, 21 Hadrian Ave
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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Behaviour Management what’s it all about?– Gaining control or gaining an understanding? This workshop 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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Critical Reflection – Webinar

24 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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 workshop participants will learn about reflection, critical reflection, and practice skills that will assist the process. A practical…

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April 2020

The Essence of an Effective Team – Webinar

1 April @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar Australia

This workshop 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. Training Presenter:…

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Am I Doing this Right? – Webinar

29 April @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar Australia

Am I doing this right? As early childhood educators we are constantly bombarded with new information and it can often leave our heads spinning. Sometimes we find ourselves wondering “Am I doing this right? In this 1.5hr webinar we aim…

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May 2020

Inclusion – Webinar

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

Inclusion: It's not a program, it’s a way of being.  This webinar 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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Bilingualism – Webinar

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

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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Loose Parts Play – Webinar

19 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Webinar Australia

Follow the journey of Balmoral St Preschool and be inspired to create and develop exciting play opportunities for children, using loose parts. This 1 hour workshop will look at: What are loose parts? The value of loose parts. How to…

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Science Workshop get your STEM On! – Webinar

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

This 2-hour webinar will explore how we, as educators, can teach children how science really works in our world in a way child understand. Suitable for all educators Designed to build science capacity in your service Highly interactive & hands-on……

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Partnerships with Families – OOSH – Webinar (Pre-recorded)

26 May @ 10:00 am - 26 June @ 10:00 am
Webinar Australia

This pre-recorded webinar will be available for you to view for a month from the above date. You can view this webinar when it is convenient for you with in the month period. The Early Years Learning Framework and My Time,…

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Inspired by Reggio – Webinar

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

This webinar will explore the key principles of Reggio Emilia and how these principles can be applied in the early learning setting in a way that is relevant to the services context, philosophy and pedagogical practices. Training Presenter: Kirralea Lyneham…

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June 2020

Ready, Steady Go – Toddlers – Webinar

4 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar Australia

This webinar will teach you to identify the typical stages toddlers pass through and how to watch for schematic behaviour that can be used as the basis of a rich and dynamic program. You will never see your toddlers the…

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QIP Writing – Webinar

10 June @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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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The Project Approach – Webinar

16 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar Australia

This 1.5 hour webinar explores how to start, maintain and document extended learning with children through projects including skills for questioning and critical thinking. Sample projects are provided.   Training Presenter: Kirsty Fantini - Early Years Training BOOK NOW

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Science Workshop – Get your STEM On! – Webinar

18 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar Australia

This 2-hour webinar will explore how we, as educators, can teach children how science really works in our world in a way child understand. Suitable for all educators Designed to build science capacity in your service Highly interactive & hands-on……

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Child Protection – Refresher – Webinar

23 June @ 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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July 2020

Creating Natural Play Spaces – Webinar

7 July @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar Australia

This 1.5 hour webinar 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 aware…

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Autism – Webinar

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

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…

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We pay our respect to these diverse communities and to Elders both past and present.

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