First Door is a highly regarded, Brisbane based Registered Training Organisation, that was established in 2012. Our team is dedicated to supporting the professional development of educators, leaders and teams in Early Childhood Education and Care. We want to support YOU to flourish as an Early Childhood professional. For us, it's about working together so that you:

  • grow in confidence, knowledge and skills to become an exceptional Early Childhood educator/leader
  • achieve your career goals
  • are inspired to lead the way in exceeding quality Early Childhood Education and Care

 Together we positively influence future generations, by providing each child with the exceptional quality early childhood education and care they deserve. 

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Our mission: Partnering together to see each child flourish

First Door partners with Early Childhood professionals, providing a network for sharing best practices, inspiration, strategies and effective processes. We ‘fertilise’ knowledge and skill sets, so that Educators and Leaders can be their best professionally to make a positive difference to children and their families lives.
To achieve this, we:

  • showcase excellence in Early Childhood, inspiring educators, leaders and teams with possibilities and fresh perspectives
  • promote the need for ongoing learning within the Early Childhood profession
  • provide a range of flexible online courses to create passionate, skilled Early Childhood educators and leaders (worldwide)
  • facilitate Nationally Recognised Training that supports workplace capabillity, with our students developing strong purpose, professional knowledge and practical skills throughout their career qualification (within Australia)
  • support Early Childhood teams towards continuous improvement to exceed or excel in the National Quality Standard


First Door company values

Our beliefs, traits and norms that guide our actions towards our vision, and those that our team display

  1. EXCEED: We place your needs and success at the heart of all we do, and strive to exceed your expectations. Our integrity and commitment to supporting the development of exceptional educators and leaders in Early Childhood is unwavering.

  2. JOY: Our team is passionate about what we do. We believe joy is an essential part of wellbeing and encourage Early Childhood professionals to create joyful childhoods with belonging, connectedness, discovery and wonder.

  3. INSPIRE: We are inspired to be the best we can be and to inspire others. First Door pursues innovation, improvement and growth. We are an adaptable organisation that inspires achievable steps in professional growth and continuous improvement.

  4. SUPPORT: We provide support and demonstrate that all people have the right to live with respect, fairness and well-being. 

  5. PARTNER: First Door builds reciprocal partnerships, keeping current with issues and trends to be addressed in Early Childhood professional learning. We partner with and develop educators, leaders and teams towards exceeding quality practice. 

  6. NATURAL: We advocate for children to have a 'natural childhood', where the natural unfolding of their development occurs through play-based and authentic learning experiences. We promote the value of unstructured nature play for children in association with Nature Play Queensland, and our team uses business practices that are respectful to the environment.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land where we work, learn and live on Murri Country.
We respect the wisdom of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and emerging; and, honour their deep connection to community, land and Country.

Our work promotes social and environmental responsibility, and reconciliation to protect and nurture the future for all.