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 1: Thursday 19 May 8am to 9am

  • Session 2: Thursday 28 July 8am to 9am

Register online (log on from 7.45am via Zoom link received on registering).

Early Years Care and Education — the fundamentals

Professional learning opportunities sustain and inspire us.  At their best, they are occasions that welcome everyone from the full cross-section of the profession to think together and decide what we mean by best practice. 

Catharine Hydon will facilitate this series for all educators who are interested in returning to the fundamentals to build their professional confidence and practice skills. 

The 1½ hour webinars will be presented live throughout 2022. Educators will also be able to access the recorded webinar for a limited time after each presentation. 

Date and time Session
Monday 2 May, 8am to 9.30am

Myself as a Professional
A moment to reflect on our professional identity and how to set career-defining goals that take us where we want to go. 

Tuesday 7 June, 8am to 9.30am

Revising the Philosophy
A focus on the service Philosophy — revising, reimagining, and promoting. 

Wednesday 24 August, 8am to 9.30am

Embracing the Fundamentals
A focus on program planning and time management — post-Covid and beyond. 

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


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