Workshops for Educators

Are you a fresh face in Early Childhood, or do you have a qualification with years of experience? Either way, you are invited to build your professional knowledge and skills by booking into one or more of our workshops.
These workshops engage our students, educators and leaders in active learning. Each workshop relates to the Early Childhood National Quality Framework and introduces strategies for practice guided by the Early Years Learning Framework.

  • Bookings are required by booking online below, emailing us or phoning 3204 4336
  • Payment is to be made prior to the workshop to confirm your place, as places are limited. All participants receive a certificate of attendance.
  • Tea, coffee, morning tea and a light lunch is provided.


North Brisbane Training Venue

Our workshop venue is located at The Pioneer Room, Heritage Hotel and Function Centre at Old Petrie Town.

Dayboro Road, Whiteside, Q. 4503

This is a hands-on workshop designed to reinspire your creativity and playfulness to open up richer creative experiences for children within the curriculum. Chrissy facilitates this workshop and shares her passion as a professional artist for nurturing children's creativity. 

In this workshop we:

  • identify how creativity is an important learning disposition
  • discuss and understand how creativity links to the learning outcomes, so that we become empowered to value and foster creative experiences throughout the educational program
  • how we can nourish and inspire children's creativity in our curriculum and enviroments
  • consider ways we can provide children with freedom to be explore, create, construct, perform and imagine in their own time and space
  • explore the value of the creative process, and how we can support the process along with children's original ideas and thinking 
  • examine your environment and rethink intentional practice to foster creativity in our programs and environments
  • reflect on current practices that are supporting or hindering creativity

Workshop facilitator: Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

Event Date 07-03-2018 9:00am
Event End Date 07-03-2018 2:00pm
Capacity 24
Available place 6
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00 6

Series of 2 workshops on MAR 12 & APR 16: at 9am - 2pm

This series is suitable for Emerging Leaders in Early Childhood

Instead of working with our 'blinkers on' and staying in the same old ways, explore how to use critical reflection to unpack new ideas and work towards current best practice. These two workshops will provide you with tools and skills to use critical reflection to consider other viewpoints to plan for and work towards quality improvement.

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Event Date 12-03-2018 9:00am
Event End Date 16-04-2018 2:00pm
Capacity 24
Available place 12
Individual Price $290.00
$290.00 12

Series of 2 workshops on APR 11 & MAY 16: at 9am - 2pm

Understanding what drives children's behaviour and being able to provide for children's needs are vital skills in our role to promote Belonging, Being and Becoming for all children. In this series of two workshops we develop pland and strategies to promote to develop children's wellbeing, self-regulation skills, and to support inclusion. 
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Event Date 11-04-2018 9:00am
Event End Date 16-05-2018 2:00pm
Cut off date 06-04-2018 2:00pm
Capacity 24
Available place 12
Individual Price $290.00
$290.00 12

This workshop explores the NQS, Quality Area 6 Collaborative partnerships with families and communities, and EYLF Principle 2: Partnerships. We discuss and use a range of strategies to create welcoming environments and to work collaboratively with families so that we can provide a relevant program for the child, respecting each family's culture and values. We engage in experiences to consider effective communication methods to share information, and ways to respond professionally to parent's questions, concerns and requests.

Event Date 14-05-2018 9:00am
Event End Date 14-05-2018 2:00pm
Capacity 24
Available place 13
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00 13

Series of 3 workshops on MAY 21, JUN 11 & JUL 9: at 9am - 2pm
Today like never before, organisations need effective and collaborative educators who can step up and lead with a team approach. This series of three workshops will equip emerging leaders with the right mindset and tools to achieve their goals alongside developing others.

Over this series, you will develop skills and knowledge in how to:

MAY 21: Develop effective teams and individuals

JUN 11: Develop and use emotional intelligence

JUL 9: Mentor in the workplace to develop people, communication and problem solving within the team.

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Event Date 21-05-2018 9:00am
Event End Date 09-07-2018 2:00pm
Capacity 24
Available place 17
Individual Price $435.00
$435.00 17

This workshop will encourage you to reflect on your approach to mealtimes and to value them as an opportunity to use for learning in the curriculum, to develop children's wellbeing, social and life skills. We explore how to promote meaningful mealtimes through 'nourishing' environments and rolling mealtimes. We will also discuss ways to: plan for and provide healthy food and drinks, use food safety knowledge, know each child's dietary needs and look at current trends for nourishing children in early childhood.

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Event Date 04-06-2018 9:00am
Event End Date 04-06-2018 2:00pm
Capacity 24
Available place 20
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00 20