In-Service Workshops

Name

Duration

Price (ex GST)

Circle of Security® Parenting™
14 hours
$2850
Foundations of Practice
7 hours
$1450
Promoting Positive Behaviour
3 hours
$800
Understanding Children with Special Needs
3 hours
$800
Prioritising Your Self-Care
2 hours
$650
Making a Lasting Connection
2 hours
$650
Lunch & Learn – 1 session
1 hour
$280
Lunch & Learn – 2 sessions
2 hours
$450
Lunch & Learn – 3 sessions
3 hours
$570

Circle of Security® Parenting™

What is the course about?

The internationally acclaimed Circle of Security® Parenting™ helps educators to look beyond children’s immediate behaviour to meet their genuine relationship needs. This course focuses on what is at the heart of high quality childcare, how we build secure relationships with children.

Topics covered:

  • The lifelong benefits of a secure attachment style
  • Recognising and understanding children’s emotional needs
  • How to support a child’s independence
  • Understanding why sometimes children’s behaviour causes a negative reaction in their parents/carers
  • How to handle a child’s emotional ‘meltdowns’
  • How this model provides effective discipline

What are the learning outcomes?

Educators will learn how to recognise children’s emotional needs and respond to their behaviours in ways that promote greater resilience, fewer behavioural difficulties, better relationships with peers and family, improved self-esteem, better regulation of emotions and enhanced school readiness. Circle of Security is recommended by Early Childhood Australia and links to the NQS: Quality Areas 5 and 6 and the EYLF Outcomes 1, 3, and 5; Principles 1, 2, and 4.

Who will present the course?

This course will be presented by a highly experienced psychologist who is trained in Circle of Security® Parenting™.

What is the course duration and cost?

This course is presented at your centre over 14 hours, over an 8-10 week period. Usually 2 full days, 1 full day and 2 evenings, or 4 evenings. The cost is $2850 per booking (ex GST). Group size 8 to 18 people. (*Price for Brisbane metro area only, regional pricing available on request)

Foundations of Practice

What is the workshop series about?

Have you lost your joy as an educator? Has your spark that brightens a child’s day slowly fizzled?

Be inspired, rediscover your love of early childhood, and learn how to make the shift from burnout to balanced and from frustrated to fun. In this practical workshop you will learn how to take care of yourself as an educator, all while building lasting connections and supporting children to thrive.

Topics covered:

  • The connection between educator self-care and positive learning outcomes for children
  • Core values, priorities and what brings you joy
  • How to get back to basics, simplify your day, and make room for what truly matter
  • Everyday interactions that promote a child’s resilience, improved self-esteem, and enhanced school readiness.
  • Strengthening and building a real and lasting connection with each child in your care
  • Stress management and the real risk of burnout
  • The connection between relationships with children and long-term child development
  • Promoting positive behaviour to cultivate calm classrooms and a peaceful day
  • Building a foundation of practice that supports children to thrive

What are the learning outcomes?

  • Ability to recognise indicators of physical and emotional stress and minimise the risk of burnout
  • Ability to integrate self-care strategies into professional practice
  • Ability to apply a child led and relationship focused approach to pedagogy and practice
  • Skills to promote interactions that lead to positive developmental outcomes and fewer behavioral difficulties


Who will present the workshop?

This workshop will be presented by a highly experienced psychologist who has specialised knowledge in child development and emotional health and well-being.


What is the workshop duration and cost?

This workshop is presented at your centre over 6 hours. The cost is $1450 per booking (ex GST). Group size 8 to 18 people. (*Price for Brisbane metro area only, regional pricing available on request.)

Promoting Positive Behaviour

What is the workshop about?

This workshop explores the most common reasons educators are faced with challenging behaviour in an educational setting. We investigate the underlying assumption that all behaviour – no matter how challenging or complex – is a child’s attempt to communicate their needs. Applying this approach to intervention, participants will be encouraged to explore strategies that focus on relationships with children, skill building, and guidance techniques. Participants will acquire knowledge on attachment theory, social-emotional development, and brain development in the early years. Through active skills training and practical strategies participants will be supported to develop the confidence to apply this approach to their own pedagogy and professional practice.

Topics covered:

  • Behaviour is communication
  • Relationships with children
  • Social-emotional development
  • Power Struggles
  • Tantrums vs Meltdowns
  • Brain development

What are the learning outcomes?

Educators will learn how to recognise young children’s emotional needs and implement a preventative relationship based approach to effect behaviour change. Promoting Positive Behaviour links to the NQS: Quality Areas 5 and 6, and the EYLF: Outcomes 1, 3, and 5.

Who will present the workshop?

This workshop will be presented by a highly experienced psychologist who has specialised knowledge in how to assess and analyse challenging behaviour, and effect positive behavioural change.

What is the workshop duration and cost?

This workshop is presented at your centre over 3 hours. The cost is $800 per booking (ex GST). Group size 8 to 18 people. (*Price for Brisbane metro area only, regional pricing available on request.)

Understanding Children with Special Needs

What is the workshop about?

This practical and interactive workshop focuses on supporting children with special needs, be it Autism Spectrum Disorders, developmental delays, intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Educators will be provided a range of hands-on, fun and engaging activities, as well as tools and strategies to support children to play and learn effectively, communicate their needs, and achieve their goals.

Topics covered:

  • Who are children with special needs
  • What is sensory processing
  • Communication needs
  • Understanding behaviour
  • Setting children up for success
  • Who, how, and why seek specialist support

What are the learning outcomes?

Educators will learn how to recognise the additional needs of a child with a disability and how to create learning opportunities that encourage positive engagement and meaningful play. Understanding Children with Special Needs links to the NQS: Quality Areas 1, 5, and 6, and the EYLF: Outcomes 1, 3, and 5.

Who will present the workshop?

This workshop will be presented by a psychologist who has extensive experience in the areas of child development, developmental delays, and transdisciplinary intervention.

What is the workshop duration and cost?

This workshop is presented at your centre over 3 hours. The cost is $800 per booking (ex GST). Group size 8 to 18 people. (*Price for Brisbane metro area only, regional pricing available on request)

Prioritising Your Self-Care

What is this workshop about?

Caring for young children is an important yet tiring role. It comes with great reward and satisfaction, but also a lot of emotional and physical stress. We need to ensure that we have the necessary internal resources to

provide high quality care while avoiding burnout. This practical and experiential workshop focuses on the importance of educator well-being and self-care practices.

Topics covered:

  • What is self-care
  • Recognising stress and potential burnout
  • Impacts of stress both short and long term
  • Basics in stress relief
  • Making it happen – how, when, where

What are the learning outcomes?

Educators will learn how to recognise signs of emotional and physical burnout, as well as how to practice effective self-care strategies. Prioritising Your Self-Care links to the NQS: Quality Areas 4 and 7.

Who will present the workshop?

This workshop will be presented by a psychologist who has in depth knowledge in the areas of mindfulness and stress management.

What is the workshop duration and cost?

This workshop is presented at your centre over 2 hours. The cost is $650 per booking (ex GST). Group size 8 to 18 people. (*Price for Brisbane metro area only, regional pricing available on request)

Making a Lasting Connection

What is this workshop about?

Caring for young children and getting it right is becoming recognised as one of the most significant issues facing educators. This workshop explores how the quality of the relationship between an educator and child influences a child’s developmental pathway.

Topics covered:

  • What is attachment theory
  • The Circle of Security model
  • How relationships with children impact child development
  • Applying attachment theory to practice

What are the learning outcomes?

Educators are given essential knowledge and resources to practice through the lens of attachment theory and learn how to respond to children in ways that promote lower levels of stress, and better academic, social, emotional, behavioural, health, and wellbeing outcomes. Making a Lasting Connection links to the NQS: Quality Areas 5 and 6 and the EYLF Outcomes 1, 3, and 4.

Who will present the workshop?

This workshop will be presented by a psychologist who has extensive experience in the areas of attachment and early childhood development.

What is the workshop duration and cost?

This workshop is presented at your centre over 2 hours. The cost is $650 per booking (ex GST). Group size 8 to 18 people. (*Price for Brisbane metro area only, regional pricing available on request)

Lunch and Learn

What is a lunch and learn?

Professional development in small bites. Our lunch and learn workshops are an easy way to inform and inspire educators, while creating a workplace of communication, collaboration and learning. Enjoy lunch on us while you learn more about early childhood development.

What lunch and learns do you offer?

Our lunch and learn workshops include:

  • Calming Classrooms
  • Sound Sleepers
  • Toilet Time
  • Educator Self-Care
  • Behaviour Guidance vs Management
  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Attachment and Relationships

These workshops can be booked individually or as a workshop series.

What are the learning outcomes?

Educators will learn how to apply current research and strategies to common developmental issues and challenges.

Who will present the workshop?

These workshops are presented by a psychologist who has extensive experience in the area of early childhood development.

What is the workshop duration and cost?

These workshops are presented at your centre over 1-3 hours, usually as back to back workshops to accommodate staffing.

  • 1 hour session $280 (ex GST)
  • 2 x 1 hour sessions (e.g., 12-1pm, 1-2pm) $450 (ex GST)
  • 3 x 1 hour sessions (e.g., 12-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm) $570 (ex GST)

Group size 6 to 10 people per session. Catering included. (*Price for Brisbane metro area only, regional pricing available on request.