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

Are you feeling stuck in your ways of "managing children's behaviour", flat or worn down? You're not alone!

Behaviour Rethink guides Educators to better understand behaviour, to rethink your approach, and inspires you with new ideas and strategies to support each child to flourish. Access this course within 24 hours of registering, and revisit as much as you like over a period of three months. This eLearning course includes:
- a printable workbook to reflect and consider your new ideas
- tutorials, videos and templates for documentation
- recommended readings, and learning checks.

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Professional Learning Date 30-09-2019
Professional Learning End Date 30-12-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $65.00

With our Team eLearning Membership package, your team can engage in Behaviour Rethink together to develop shared understanding and a consistent approach.

Get started within 24 hours of registration and receive:

  • Six months team share access of the Behaviour Rethink video tutorials to discuss at team meetings, and
  • Three month access to the full Behaviour Rethink eLearning course for seven individual team members  (usually $65 per person).

Team package investment: $335 - SAVE $265!

Professional Learning Date 01-10-2019
Registration Start Date 29-08-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $335.00

You will feel new purpose in observing and documenting each child's learning to use this information for sharing and evaluating their progress, and for planning to support each child's learning in the five outcomes

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Professional Learning Date 09-10-2019 9:00am
Professional Learning End Date 09-10-2019 2:30pm
Capacity 28
Available place 18
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00 18

Whether your centre has been rated 'not yet meeting', 'meeting' or 'exceeding' the National Quality Standards, this workshop encourages you to develop a team approach so that you can achieve continuous improvement to raise the quality of Early Childhood Education and Care in your centre. We focus on practical skills to collaborate with all stakeholders to effectively complete the Quality Improvement Plan to improve embedding sustainability into service operations.

Professional Learning Date 14-10-2019 9:00am
Professional Learning End Date 18-02-2019 2:00pm
Capacity 24
Available place 15
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00 15

This workshop explores the understanding that, 'behaviour is a form of communication to meet human needs'. Using the Phoenix Cups framework ©, you will engage in conversations and reflection to rethink your approach. Based on case studies of children, we reframe our thinking together to explore the child's perspective, their needs and triggers and how our own practices may be reinforcing their behaviours. The aim of this workshop is to prepare you to support children's wellbeing, with skills and tools to better understand the child's own needs and to respectfully support the child to meet these needs. 

Workshop facilitator: Andrea Isitt

*** First Door Early Childhood is a licenced Phoenix Cups affiliate. The Phoenix Cups framework is used in some parts of our professional learning as a model for understanding behaviour relating to basic human life needs.

Professional Learning Date 11-11-2019 9:00am
Professional Learning End Date 11-11-2019 2:00pm
Capacity 28
Available place 9
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00 9