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Learning & Development Webinars

We partnered with leading ECEC sector colleagues in developing and delivering a range of interactive and thought provoking online learning to help you through the current climate and continue your professional learning.

 

Delivered in a variety of 2 - 3 hour sessions or 2 part series, our online learning has been designed to provide information you need to know now, inspire new ideas and further develop professional practice.

 

These sessions will provide key information that Nominated Supervisors and Approved Providers need to navigate their responsibilities, as well as training to support the wellbeing of early education professionals during this uncertain period.

Australian Childcare Alliance Queensland (ACA Qld) and Community Early Learning Australia (CELA) are proud to present the following professional development online learning webinars, sessions include:

Do You See What They See? 2 Part series
2 X 2.5 HOURS WEBINAR

“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity.” – Thomas Henry Huxley

 

When we observe children, what is our purpose and what are we seeing? How often do we take the time to properly observe children’s play? Are we capturing the wonder and amazement that children experience through their play?

 

During this session, educators will have the opportunity to identify the lenses through which they view children. We will also discuss strategies to engage with children in a more meaningful and respectful teaching and learning process.

 

This 2 part series webinar aims to inspire educators to reflect on their practice and find ways to highlight the understandings that children formulate about the world during play. Educators will explore how to use their observations to plan environments that form deeper connections to children’s exploration and discovery.

Webinar Date

Part 1 of 2 - 18 January 2021

Part 2 of 2 - 19 January 2021

10:00am - 12:30pm

 2 x 2.5 hours session

 

ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS

 

Access to resource library and Certificate of attendance

 
FACILITATOR

 

Deb Williams

COST

 

ACA Qld Member - $301.00

Other - $430.00

The Law and the Regs for Approved Providers
2 HOUR WEBINAR

In these rapidly changing times the role of the Approved Provider is vital to the service.

 

This 2 hour webinar is for existing Approved Providers to assist you in supporting a strong and viable education and care service.

 

Know your responsibilities: What are the important things you need to be aware of?
Stay connected: What are the recommended sources of information?
Communication: How can you support your educators?

The who, what, when and where of staying on top of your Approved Provider responsibilities during the current climate.

Webinar Date


27 January 2021

10:00am - 12:00pm

2 hour session

 

Additional Inclusions

 

Access to resource library and Certificate of attendance

 
Potential Facilitator

 

Kerrie Maguire

COST

 

ACA Qld Member - $119.00

Other - $170.00

Neuroscience and Behaviour
2 HOUR WEBINAR
Drawing from current research in relation to how children’s brains grow and develop, this session will support you to identify a child’s stress related behaviour and develop an understanding of how the brain and body work together to create behavioural responses. This research and science can apply a new ‘lens’ to how we view children’s behaviour and our responses as educators.
Webinar Date


28 January 2021

1:00pm - 3:00pm 

2 hour session

 

ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS

 

Access to resource library and Certificate of attendance

 
FACILITATOR

 

Kerrie Maguire

COST

 

ACA Qld Member - $119.00

Other - $170.00

The Law and the Regs for Nominated Supervisors
2 HOUR WEBINAR

This 2 hour webinar has been designed to help you to keep ahead in this ever changing climate.

 

Know your responsibilities: What are the important things you need to be aware of?
Stay connected: What are the recommended sources of information?

Communication: How can you support your families?


The who, what, when and where of staying on top of your responsibilities during the current climate.

Webinar Date

 

3 February 2021

 10:00am - 12:00pm

2 hour session

 

Additional Inclusions

 

Access to resource library and Certificate of attendance

 
Potential Facilitator

 

Kerrie Maguire

COST

 

ACA Qld Member - $119.00

Other - $170.00

Self-Assessment - Implementing the ACECQA self-assessment tool in the quality improvement process
2 HOUR WEBINAR
A key focus for our Regulatory Authority is the self-assessment process and utilising the ACECQA Self-Assessment Tool. 

This 2-hour session will clarify how services can implement this new tool into their service by using the information in their current Quality Improvement Plan and begin to identify key practices that meet the high benchmark of quality – The National Quality Standard.
Webinar Date


9 February 2021

10:00am - 12:00pm

 2 hour session

 

ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS

 

Access to resource library and Certificate of attendance

 
FACILITATOR

 

Kerrie Maguire

COST


ACA Qld Member - $119.00

Other - $170.00

Practical Approaches to Programming for New and Inexperienced Educators
2 HOUR WEBINAR
This 2-hour webinar will identify your current documentation practices and how this fits into the cycle of planning. 

Develop a clearer understanding of your documentation methods, identify your key practices and reveal any gaps that can be addressed to support children’s learning and development.
Webinar Date

10 February 2021

10:00am - 12:00pm

 2 hour session

 

ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS

 

Access to resource library and Certificate of attendance

 
FACILITATOR

 

Kerrie Maguire

COST


ACA Qld Member - $119.00

Other - $170.00

Practical Approaches to Programming for Educational Leaders
2 HOUR WEBINAR
This 2-hour webinar will identify your current documentation practices and how they fit into the cycle of planning. 

Develop a clearer understanding of your documentation method, highlight your key practices and reveal any gaps that can be addressed to support children’s learning and development.
Webinar Date

11 February 2021

10:00am - 12:00pm

 2 hour session

 

ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS

 

Access to resource library and Certificate of attendance

 
FACILITATOR

 

Kerrie Maguire

COST


ACA Qld Member - $119.00

Other - $170.00

Vulnerable and Valuable
2 HOUR WEBINAR
"There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela
 
During this webinar educators will reflect on what is disadvantage and how this impacts on a child’s development as well as behaviour, relationships and participation.
 
‘Good programs at critical points in development are able to shape children’s outcomes across five domains’ (AEDC). Early childhood educators play a vital role in reducing vulnerabilities in children. By exploring current research and understanding what it is to work with a trauma informed approach this webinar aims to support educators who are working with and supporting children who often have complex and difficult life experiences.
Webinar Date


16 February 2021

10:00am - 12:00pm 

2 hour session

 

ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS

 

Access to resource library and Certificate of attendance

 
FACILITATOR

 

Kerrie Maguire

COST

 

ACA Qld Member - $119.00

Other - $170.00

Demystifying Critical Reflection 2 Part series
2 x 2.5 HOURs WEBINAR
Does the mention of critical reflection cause your brain to become foggy? Does it seem too complex to understand?
 
If so, join us for a real-world application of critical reflection. Using mixed media, readings and current research findings, this webinar will provide tools and strategies for educators to engage with critical reflection methods. Educators will have the opportunity to reflect on how to implement strategies in their own context.
 
This 2 part series webinar aims to help educators to understand critical reflection, the impact it can have on their practice and how to confidently implement it.
Webinar Date


Part 1 of 2 - 18 February 2021

Part 2 of 2 - 25 February 2021

1:00pm - 3:30pm

 2 x 2.5 hours session


ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS

 

Access to resource library and Certificate of attendance

 
POTENTIAL FACILITATOR

 

Deborah Williams

COST

ACA Qld Member - $301.00

Other - $430.00

Approved Provider - new providers
2 x 2 HOURs WEBINAR on application
This 2-part webinar series will support individual approved providers in understanding and meeting their operational requirements under the National Quality Framework (NQF).
 
Designed to work with you ‘one on one’, our expert facilitators will guide you through practice-based scenarios and build your knowledge of the National Law and Regulations. No matter what your learning needs are this individualised session will support your knowledge and ability to provide strong governance.
 
You will leave with a better understanding of how to apply the National Law and Regulations in relation to education and service governance.
Webinar Date


On application.

 2 hour session

 

ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS

 

Access to resource library and Certificate of attendance

 
FACILITATOR

 

Jenny Hind

COST

 

ACA Qld Member - $1050.00

Other - $1500.00

Approved Provider - experienced providers
1 x 3 HOURs WEBINAR on application
This webinar will support individual, experienced and current approved providers to create a further understanding of the operational requirements under the National Quality Framework (NQF).
 
Designed to work with you ‘one on one’, our expert facilitators will guide you through practice-based scenarios and build your current knowledge of the National Law and Regulations.
 
You will leave with a better understanding of how to apply the National Law and Regulations and better support your team.
Webinar Date


On application.

 2 hour session

 

ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS

 

Access to resource library and Certificate of attendance

 
FACILITATOR

 

Jenny Hind

COST

 

ACA Qld Member - $805.00

Other - $1150.00

Our facilitators

Kerrie Maguire

 

Early Childhood Education Sector Specialist – Mobile Expertise

 

Kerrie has been working in children’s services for over 20 years. Kerrie’s focus is on practice, programming, documenting, effective communication and team building.

 

She is a highly experienced facilitator who has successfully delivered training across a range of methods such as face-to-face and webinar. Combined with a deep understanding of the National Quality Framework, Learning Frameworks and Supplementary regulations, she possesses the ability to provide effective one-on-one advisory support, mentoring and training.

 

Jenny Hind


Early Childhood Education Sector Specialist

 

Jenny has been working as an early childhood teacher and director for 30 years in long day care, private school, and preschool. She has also worked as a trainer for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and CELA.

 

Jenny has a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood, an Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management and Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Jenny’s most rewarding career achievement has been building relationships with children and families in community-based preschools and taking delight in the development of each child. 

Deborah Williams

 

Early Childhood Education and care Specialist

 

Deborah has a background in local government, community based and private sector organisations as a Teacher, Director and Manager. She brings extensive sector experience having worked as a validator and trainer with the National Accreditation Council and in an advisory role with DETE.

 

Deborah has been delivering training with CELA since 2004 and specialises in quality assurance, continuous improvement and new initiatives in Early Childhood Education and Care.