We understand that as a centre director or lead educator, it is important to ensure that your centre staff engage in ongoing professional development and are supported to engage in best practice relating to promoting child development. We are able to tailor an education package to your needs. Whether you are looking to arrange a quick, one-hour rundown on a particular topic or an extensive training package delivered over a whole day or multiple sessions, we are happy to discuss your requirements and develop an individualised training package for you.
The training that we deliver is evidence based and drawn from current research. We understand that you and your staff are experts in early childhood education and know the children that you work with best. We often learn a lot from educators at our workshops too, and we like to think that by combining our shared expertise with yours, we make a great team for supporting kids to thrive!
We can offer training for your staff relating to the following topics:
Contact us to discuss your requirements and request an individualised quote.
Below are some examples of how we’ve worked with early childhood staff before.
We were contacted by a childcare centre director who wished to up-skill staff in how children develop speech, how to identify when children have a speech sound problem, and how to help children with their speech sound development. We developed a screening tool that staff could use to collect data about children’s speech production and use this information to feed back to families and identify when children needed help. We trained staff in how to use use the screening tool and provided information about speech development within a two hour workshop.
We were approached by a community organisation to provide training for their early childhood staff in how to identify when children need help with their development. Our occupational therapist developed a helpful resource that staff could refer to and use to identify when children were having problems with their fine and gross motor development, toileting, everyday routines, sleeping, social skills and play skills. Our OT showed staff how to use the tool and provided information about the child development within a two hour training session, then later conducted a follow up information session about toilet training for families involved with the community organisation.
Red flags for childhood development – useful information for identifying when children require further assessment or support with various areas of development. If you have concerns about a child’s development in any of the listed areas, we recommend that you discuss your concerns with parents and recommend that they see their child’s GP or child health nurse for further information. Alternatively, contact us and we can help you determine the most suitable health professional for helping the child. checklist
If you would like to refer a child to see one of our occupational therapists or speech pathologists, please get in touch. Please ensure that you discuss your concerns and seek consent from parents and caregivers before providing us with any confidential information.