On Demand and Online Training
We believe that connection is key. When completing our online courses, you will receive personal feedback from our course facilitators, on your reflective assessment, before you are issued with a certificate. We know that you will love the topics that we have on offer. Be sure to check back regularly and subscribe to our mailing list for new opportunities!
Online Mini Courses
They may be small, but they are packed with information, ideas and inspiration. Each mini course features four lessons, as well as a course welcome and reflective assessment. They are a combination of text, images, article links, videos and more!
Interactions with Children Mini Course
In this mini course, we will explore different ways in which we can interact with children, and how our interactions impact the way in which children play and learn in our care.
Room to Lead: The in's and out's of being a room leader Mini Course
A mini course to support educators in understanding their role as a room leader, and to inspire a visionary and connected approach to leadership.
Rethinking Educator Appraisals Mini Course
A mini course designed to support services to reflect on their current approach, and to take practical steps towards more meaningful appraisals.
Mini Course Bundles and Packages
The One for Infant Educators (Mini Course Bundle)
This bundle of mini courses will inspire educators to see the magic in the everyday moments in the lives of babies and to use these as the catalyst for quality environments and programs. When we have a deep understanding of the way in which babies develop and play, we strengthen our ability to program for them. During these courses, educators will review key research related to infant development, will explore the ways in which infants make sense of the world and look at practical ways in which they can observe, document and plan within their infant spaces.
$65.00 (SAVE $16)
The One for Toddler Educators (Mini Course Bundle)
Working with toddlers can be tricky, but understanding their need for autonomy within their play and routines and building strong relationships can reduce the power struggles and increase the delight. As we explore the importance of understanding children’s personalities and the role of schema in play, attendees will grow their confidence and become powerful advocates for the magic and wonder that is toddlerhood.
$65.00 (SAVE $16)
The One for Preschool Educators (Mini Course Bundle)
Throughout these mini courses, we debunk the myth that children need to engage in rote or “academic” learning in order to be ready for school, and instead focus on the value that play offers children. As we explore the play cycle and discuss ways in which our environments and interactions can support children to develop a lifelong love of learning and a strong sense of well-being, educators will deepen their knowledge and feel confident in the programs that they are providing and in their own practice and relationships.
$65.00 (SAVE $16)
The Debrief Package
With the Debrief Package services can now facilitate reflective practice among their team, supporting educators to consider, and discuss the implications of various training topics.Learn More
The Grow Team Package
With the Grow Team Package services can now inspire, motivate and educate their team throughout the year, without the stress of having to ask "have you finished that training yet?"Learn More
Brilliant Babies Mini Course
This jam packed mini-course is the perfect introduction or refresher for educators working with infants. With a focus on rights and respect, development basics, and programming, the content will spark deep reflection and support educators to be their very best for the infants in their care.
Capture a Moment, Tell the Story Mini Course
During this mini course participants will learn skills for observing children at play and reflect on what we should be including in our observations and documentation.
Conflict: Obstacle or Opportunity? Mini Course
A mini course designed to empower educators to appropriately manage conflict with colleagues, families or others and to inspire them to see these as opportunities for growth.
Connection Counts Mini Course
This mini course will share simple strategies for building and maintaining strong relationships with children, and support learning about the benefits of doing so.
Creating Yes Spaces Mini Course
This mini-course will support educators to understand the elements of both the physical environment and our own practice, that create places of YES for children. Learn about the characteristics required of adults in a "yes" space and what this means for us as educators.
Educators as Advocates Mini Course
In this mini course we will explore the idea of advocacy, unpack examples of it, and look at simple strategies for embedding advocacy in your day-to-day practice, and life. We'll also discuss what it means to lead advocacy, and how to find what you even want to be an advocate for!
Effective Supervision Mini Course
A mini course designed to unpack what effective supervision looks like and why it's so important.
Focus on Philosophy Mini Course
A mini course supporting you to think deeply about your personal and service philosophy.
I Belong Mini Course
A mini course designed to explore what genuine belonging looks and feels like for children, families and educators.
Loving Loose Parts Mini Course
A mini course designed to provide an understanding of what loose parts are, and the practicalities of using them within our settings. Learn how to share the benefits of loose parts play with colleagues, families and management.
Mindfulness and Motivation Mini Course
A mini course designed to support wellbeing and motivation in what can sometimes be a physically and emotionally demanding profession.
No More Team Building Games Mini Course
A mini course designed to encourage you to think differently about working as part of a team!
Pondering Play Mini Course
A mini course designed to unpack the importance of play, deepening the understanding of educators and enhancing our programs to really embrace play. As you explore who owns the play, you will be encouraged to shift expectations of what play looks like.
Positive School Transitions Mini Course
This mini course advocates against the downward push of academics, inspiring reflection on the transition to school and out of the home/early education and care setting.
Read it like you mean it! Mini Course
This course will explore simple strategies for building your reading confidence, finding joy in reading, and techniques that support children's language and literacy development.
Reflecting on Risk Mini Course
This mini course will empower educators to embrace risky play in their early education and care settings.
Progressive and Responsive Routines and Rhythms Mini Course
This mini course will support educators to reflect on how routines and rhythms are managed within the service, ensuring that these are responsive to the needs of children.
Understanding Schema and Discovery Play Mini Course
This mini course has been designed to support educators in exploring the innate way in which infants and toddlers explore the world around them.
STEM Mini Course
A mini course designed to unpack the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in meaningful and playful ways.
Stepping into Sustainability Mini Course
This mini course will support educators by encouraging you to reflect on the sustainability of your thinking and practice.
Supporting Emerging Independence Mini Course
This mini course will explore how children play and explore their environment confidently and curiously, taking steps towards greater independence.
Who are these mini courses suited for?
How long will these mini courses take?
What will I receive?
We are delighted to introduce, as part of an ongoing collaboration with Worimi/Biripi man Uncle Wayne Anderson, this deep dive into the 8 Aboriginal Ways of Thinking developed as a pedagogy framework native to the Western Region of NSW.
"Every place, every People, has its own unique pedagogies. These 8 simple ones are merely a starting point for dialogue. Each school will engage in a different way, and can produces its own unique frameworks for Aboriginal education through dialogue with the community about local ways of doing things."
Larger Courses and Opportunities
Our larger courses and other opportunities provide a more time intensive and deeper focus on various topics. These courses allow educators to really dig into a topic and gain even greater understanding, insight and growth in their practice.
Online Course - What's So Special About the Outdoors?
Through practical stories and examples, participants will unpack the challenges of outdoor play, the value of long periods of time outdoors and the practicalities for engaging with children in outdoor environments in meaningful ways.
Online Course - Reflective Practice
It is crucial, as professionals, that we are able to reflect, not only on our programs, but our practice, pedagogy and environment. This course will focus on the key elements of reflection practice supporting educators to gain confidence.
Online Course - Inspiring Artists
Inspiring artists isn't just about creating environments, or having the right resources (although those things certainly are important!) What we really want to urge you to do in this course is to think about your role as an educator in supporting children to explore the creative arts.
Online Course - Mixed Age Groups
Using what we know about how children best learn, this course will support you to consider alternate ways in which children can advance their knowledge and skill.
Online Course - Holding Space for Big Feelings
This course will show you the science behind big feelings, stress and crying, consequences of suppressed emotions, how to hold space for crying and tantrums, and so much!
Online Course - Supporting Children with Crying and Tantrums
You will leave this webinar with a deeper understanding of crying and tantrums, as well as ways to support children through the big feelings they experience on a day-to-day basis.
A series in Collaboration with Occupational Therapist, Bonnie Berry
Our Community Challenges are designed to support educators to think more deeply about the ways in which they unpack various challenge prompts, as well as to inspire further thought and connection with other educators and our training facilitators.
We love connecting with you!
In addition to subscribing to our emails, you can also find us on Instagram and Facebook using the icons at the bottom of the page. We share lots of great content and insights in both of those places.
If you need to get in touch, there are some other options too...
You can give us a call from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm AEST on (02) 49478112
You can flick us an email any time - we would love to hear from you! [email protected]
Our beautiful home is at 8&9/363 Hillsborough Road, Warners Bay NSW 2282. Turn in at the Warners Bay Place complex, drive right to the back and you will find us several doors up from the coffee shop.
Subscribe to stay Inspired!
Let us keep you in the loop with helpful tips, blog posts, new courses, events, support and so much more.
Unsubscribe at any time.