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, we are hosting a series of 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.

  • Session 1: Wednesday 22 March, 5.30pm for a 6pm start
    Mallanbool Reserve, Murrumbeena

2023 Professional Learning Workshops
Riding the wave: exploring the updated Early Years Learning Framework

Professional learning opportunities sustain and inspire us. At their best, they are encounters that invite early years professionals to think together, as together as we make robust curriculum decisions.

Join Catharine Hydon (Hydon Consulting) as she guides us through the updates to the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia V2.0, 2022 and what it means to your daily work with children and families.

The workshops will be held in-person, allowing the opportunity for collaborative work and shared practice, to continue to build our professional confidence and practice skills.

The sessions are for all early years educators, educational leaders and nominated supervisors.

Date and time Session

Thursday 16 March
6pm to 6.30pm — networking and light supper (from 6.15pm)
6.30pm to 8.30pm — professional learning session

Session one: Connect
An interactive opportunity to think with colleagues as we connect to the updated EYLF (V2 2022) and draw links to our current practice knowledge, pedagogical understandings and contexts, including the VEYLDF.

#vision #principles #practices #outcomes

Tuesday 9 May
6pm to 6.30pm — networking and light supper (from 6.15pm)
6.30pm to 8.30pm — professional learning session

Session two: Explore
A dynamic exploration of the aspects of the EYLF V2 2022 that extend educators’ thinking and practice and invite innovation and experimentation.

#wellbeing #playandintentionality

Thursday 3 August
6pm to 6.30pm — networking and light supper (from 6.15pm)
6.30pm to 8.30pm — professional learning session

Session three: Challenge

A lively and safe space to examine the substantial changes in the EYLF V2 2022 and how we might respond to the big ideas that trouble and challenge us as practitioners and as a profession.

#sustainability #firstnationsperspectives

All sessions are held at in the upstairs function room, Murrumbeena Park Community Hub, 28 Gerald Street, Murrumbeena

How to register
Cost is $35 per session.

Bookings essential. Registration and payment must be received prior to the session.


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