Resource Making for Educators
6:00 PM18:00

Resource Making for Educators

Make some beautiful new, sustainable resources for your classroom/early childhood service in 2017!

This FUN and practical workshop that will enable you to make a variety of resources for any early childhood setting. All materials are already sourced and prepped!

Cost is $70, which includes all materials, a light supper, and Certificates of Attendance (if required, this workshop links with NQS Area 3 and the EYLF).


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Nature & Education - Sensory Risk Taking
10:30 AM10:30

Nature & Education - Sensory Risk Taking


Kids Hub are delighted to be bringing to Geraldton, Daniel Burton from Educated by Nature

Nature provides multi-sensory experiences vital for healthy brain development! The diversity of natural environments and experiences provides positive and challenging sensory opportunities for children and adults alike. A strong foundation of these experiences not only helps children with sensory integration but also creates memorable learning experiences, engages creativity and problem solving, promotes relaxation and fosters intimacy and affection for nature.

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Understanding the Baby and Toddler World
6:00 PM18:00

Understanding the Baby and Toddler World

This session explores:

  • baby and toddler communication, how to interpret the signals and cues, and respond to their needs
  • the different stages of development and ways to support
  • looking at attachment, the importance of, and strategies
  • brain development, sensitive periods, and mirror neurons
  • "good enough" parenting, making mistakes and learning from them
  • ways to stay calm, when things aren't going well

This workshop will be facilitated by Kate Foster, a Family Counsellor. She has extensive knowledge in child development, and parenting support, with qualifications of Bachelor of Social Science (Children & Family Studies/Psychology) and Diploma of Children Services (0 -12 yrs).
Kate is also qualified to deliver the MAP parenting course, which has a focus on the 0-5yr old development period.

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Guiding Children's behaviour in an early childhood setting
6:15 PM18:15

Guiding Children's behaviour in an early childhood setting

If you are a Teacher, Educator, or Assistant, this PD opportunity will give you an understanding of children's behaviour and with the current research, give you new ideas and strategies to use in your workplace.

This session will explore -
- underlying factors of childrens behaviour
- whats happening in the brain when challenging behaviours occur
- supporting individual children's behaviour in a group setting
- strategies to create a learning environment that promotes positive behaviour
- acknowledgement vs praise, intrinsic and extrinsic motivators (classroom resources provided)
- engaging children's learning brain
- fostering Emotional Intelligence (and why its so important!)
- Mindfulness
- teaching children resilience and dealing with conflict
- the key strategies to support and guide children with their behaviour

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