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Early years professional networks and training

We provide networking and training opportunities for early years services and professionals. This improves the quality of care and education in Glen Eira, benefiting families and children in our community.

Training sessions

Yarning Circles

In partnership with the Department of Education and Training, we are hosting three Yarning Circles for early years educators, in our community.

You will have the opportunity through shared conversation to develop an understanding of Koorie culture, history and experience. This ensures a strong foundation for culturally inclusive practices.

The Yarning Circles align with the Early Years Learning Framework and form a key commitment in the Marrung: Aboriginal Education Plan. This 10-year Plan supports outcomes for Koorie learners across all educational settings. These sessions will be available online:

  • Session 2: Tuesday 24 August 2021, 5.30pm to 7pm
  • Session 3: Tuesday 19 October 2021, 5.30pm to 7pm

Register online (log on from 5.15pm via Zoom link received on registering).

Developing ‘nimble’ leadership in times of change

These sessions aim to support early learning professionals including:

  • Team Leaders
  • Coordinators
  • Educational Leaders.

You can register for one to four sessions.

To be nimble is to demonstrate a seamless movement or action with acrobatic agility.

In a post Covid-19 ‘new normal’, early childhood leaders are scrambling to make sense of a reimagined early childhood landscape. We have spent the last year pivoting with such flexibility that we can barely remember a time when things were settled.

During these short online (1.5 hours) professional learning encounters, Catharine Hydon will invite leaders into a reflective space where together they re-define leadership approaches that will sustain teams and themselves into the future. Using collective expertise, we will define and promote the nimble early childhood leader who can demonstrate the acrobatic agility necessary for 2021 and beyond.

Date and time Session
Tuesday 20 April 2021, 8am to 9.30am Explore the nimble leader who cares for themselves and their team in times of change.
Monday 31 May 2021, 5pm to 6.30pm Explore the nimble leader who works with families in times of change.
Wednesday 25 August 2021, 8am to 9.30am Explore the nimble leader who supports children in times of change.
Thursday 28 October 2021, 5pm to 6.30pm Explore the nimble leader who grows quality teaching and learning in times of change.

Cost: $35.00 (includes booking fee) per participant, per session.

Register online (log on via Zoom link received on registering)


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