Queensland professional development adventures

Last week I flew up to Brisbane for my Documentation and Programming training day. I had the biggest turnout so far and it was lovely to get to talk to many different educators and hear their stories. I got some great feedback, especially from Educational Leaders who had just started in their roles recently and were looking for guidance and clarity. We had some great conversations over lunch discussing different approaches to this.

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In the afternoon we discussed child focused planning and I was very impressed with the dedication and commitment during the small group discussions. There were also some very expressive loose parts creations.

In the evening I was invited to a Family Day Care service to present the Programming without the Stress training to a lovely group of FDC educators. It was great to better understand the specific challenges of the FDC services so I can better support them with their documentation.
The educators said that the training was helpful in guiding their practices and explaining things in simple terms to understand the regulations and NQS.
This amazing sensory path was in the outside play area of the service, created by her landscaping husband.

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Friday it was off to Townsville to drive 45 mins down the coast to a service to present a training package created specifically for their needs on Saturday morning. The training was on Programming, planning and time management. The ladies were relieved to hear that they were on the right track and just needed to reflect on a few areas.

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I partnered with Twinkl.co.uk to provide mugs and prizes of subscriptions to access their resources such as recipes, stories and songs.

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I’m off to Perth next, for the documentation training on the 13th October and have already booked in service specific training on the 12th. If you would like any training for your service that meets your needs on any subjects you would like support with please do not hesitate to contact me and book in. This can be arranged for services, groups of services, a FDC scheme or a group of passionate educators in your network. Contact rachel@rare.support to book or to find out about upcoming training go to http://www.rare.support/upcoming-events

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