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 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

In this workshop we discuss your role and responsibilities in relation to child protection in your organisation. You will begin to learn how to identify and recognise children at risk of abuse by understanding all forms of abuse and the red flags to look out for.

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Event Date 06-06-2018 9:00am
Event End Date 06-06-2018 2:00pm
Capacity 24
Available place 16
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00 16

This workshop explores an educator's role to nurture comfort, emotional security and trust through sensitive and respectful care for babies and toddlers. In doing so, we are providing the foundations for a child's wellbeing and learning through their interactions with people and the environment. Providing an engaging curriculum is a hands-on focus at this workshop. We explore the work of Emmi Pikler and relevant theorists to guide your practices. Approaches and experiences to engage babies and toddlers for their holistic development will be examined. We will also discuss creating a healthy, safe and supportive environment, and how to develop genuine partnerships with families.

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Event Date 02-07-2018 9:00am
Event End Date 02-07-2018 2:00pm
Capacity 24
Available place 9
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00 9

Series of 2 workshops on JUL 4 and AUG 8: at 9am - 2pm

These two workshops explore the mind-set, skills and actions involved with cultural competence and how to create a sense of Belonging for all people. This series boosts confidence and motivation to acknowledge and value our First Peoples' ways of knowing and being in every day curriculum decisions. This is an opportunity to consider ways to create a welcoming and culturally safe environment.

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Event Date 04-07-2018 9:00am
Event End Date 08-08-2018 2:00pm
Capacity 24
Available place 11
Individual Price $290.00
$290.00 11

Childhood has changed dramatically. Children are kept within adult range, where they are more 'cotton-wooled', sedentary and indoors - yet children are more anxious. This workshop will inspire you towards children experiencing a 'natural childhood' with challenge and active play, and in ways to support children's emotional and physical development.

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Event Date 06-08-2018 9:00am
Event End Date 06-08-2018 2:00pm
Capacity 24
Available place 12
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00 12

Series of 3 workshops on SEP 3, OCT 8 and NOV 5: at 9am - 2.30pm
This series provides educators with deep and inspired understanding of Quality Area 1 Educational program and practice and the EYLF Practices. Using the work of Loris Malaguzzi, you will consider your image of a child and how that informs your teaching.

You will become focused on providing children with rich and authentic learning experiences, based on your observations and meaningful documentation of each child's current knowledge, strengths, ideas, culture, abilities and interests.

SEP 3: Weaving theorists and practice for holistic development and wellbeing

OCT 8: Planning a child-centred, nature based curriculum for learning through play

NOV 5: Using meaningful documentation to develop the whole child

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Event Date 03-09-2018 9:00am
Event End Date 05-11-2018 2:30pm
Capacity 24
Available place 13
Individual Price AUD435.00
AUD435.00 13