Communication Workshops

All Workshops $330.00/hour.

Some workshops run for 1½ hours.

If you are outside the Perth metro. area

travel and accommodation costs will apply.

Whole teams

Positive Educator well being is integral to the quality of early childhood education. When staff are engaged and relationships are strong there is job satisfaction and service commitment. A great children service is underpinned by values that everyone incorporates into their daily plan.

​With all staff working to the beat of the same drum a pride of purpose is cultivated along with enthusiasm and job satisfaction. When staff have a strong sense of meaning and self-worth there is a creative energy which children and those using the service notice. What they notice and sense is camaraderie, harmony and connection.

Workshops
Well-being for Engagement
,
Communicating Confidently,

Connection to the Natural World

Workshop Specifically for OSHC

Other Services

Emotional & Spiritual Support

Speaking Engagements

Well-being for

Engagement

The National Quality Framework elements and standards focused on in this workshop are to

  1. Promote continuity of educators and coordinators at the service Element 7.1.3

  2. Ensure educators and coordinators can be focused, active and reflective.  Standard 1.2

  3. Affirm, challenge, support and convey mutual respect, equity and recognition of each other’s strengths and skills. Element 4.2.2&3
     

Learning Objectives:

  • The importance of prioritising and applying holistic approaches to personal social & emotional well-being.

  • Claiming confidence and pride in being an Early Childhood Professional.

  • How to build a trusting culture where values, life-experiences, talents and strengths are highlighted.

  • Understand the critical importance of knowing the power of thought and what it means to be mindful.


Workshop activities include:

  • What enjoyment of life looks like for each participant? How to value and prioritise one’s self care for job satisfaction to maintain quality education and care?

  • Recognising what gets in the way of well being, what can be changed and putting strategies in place to do so.

  • Explore self-talk and learn appropriate techniques to cultivate positive patterns of thinking and feeling.

  • Strategies to renew a sense of self-pride, job satisfaction and collaboration with colleagues.

  • How to commit to and make the techniques learnt in the workshop a habit on a regular basis.

  • A handout of what was covered for future reference

 

Communicating Confidently

Communication, communicating and communicate are addressed over 150 times throughout the seven quality areas in The National Quality Standards.

How Standard 4.2 contributes to quality education and care

When adults communicate effectively and respectfully with each other they promote a positive and calm atmosphere at the service, supporting children to feel safe and secure and contributing to the development of positive relationships between children and educators. Unresolved and poorly managed conflict between adults in the service affects morale and impacts on the provision of quality education and care to children. NQF page 215

 

Warm, respectful relationships with children enable them to;

  • actively engage in their learning program.

  • promote their sense of security and belonging.

  • feel free to explore the environment and engage in play and learning.

  • feel secure, confident and included.

The Communicating Confidently Workshop Outcomes are to:

  • Demonstrate how to convey and consult in a professional and meaningful manner through face to face conversation, email, phone calls or communication books.

  • Examine what open, respectful and non-judgemental communication with work colleagues and families looks like.

  • Recognise the importance of attentive hearing to support and engage with others while being alert to non-verbal cues.

  • Explore self-talk and learn appropriate techniques

  • Know how to why it is critically important to be conscious of one’s own thoughts and feelings and how they influence our interactions.

  • Introduce techniques to form good habits.

  • Leave participants with a handout of what was covered for their future reference.

Book now to focus on this essential component of working well in a team and relating effectively to families.
(1½ hour, all staff only $495.00)

Connection to the
Natural World

This workshop can be held as a special whole staff event OR as a presentation with your children

In this interactive hands-on workshop, we safely explore the wonderful world of invertebrates. Holding live insects and appreciating them builds respect through understanding, reduces fear and builds resilience. Invertebrates play a vital role in the functioning of the world so let's have fun and be comfortable in their presence!

Children are inquisitive and curious about the natural world so offer opportunities for them to experience who they share their planet with.

 

Connection to the Natural World workshop outcomes are to:

  • Understand the importance of invertebrates.

  • Reduce fear and increase respect for invertebrates.

  • Support child-directed exploration and discovery of their natural world.

  • Build confidence in order to educate children about the natural world.

  • To develop understanding and engage in environmentally responsible and sustainable practices. (pg 201 NQF)

  • Appreciate that being in natural environments has many therapeutic qualities for wellbeing.

  • Promote spontaneous physical activity, creativity and imaginary play.

  • Role-model being comfortable to explore outdoors and offer opportunities for children to extend their gross and fine-motor skills in nature which builds self-confidence and resilience.

These NQS elements are specifically addressed in the Connection to the Natural World workshop.

 

Element 3.2.1 Outdoor and indoor spaces are designed and organised to engage every child in quality experiences in both built and natural environments.

Element 3.3.2 Children are supported to become environmentally responsible and show respect for the environment.

Element 6.3.1 Links with relevant community and support agencies are established and maintained.

 

 

Testimonials

Thank you for the great presentation. The children were very engaged with the insects. Parents were full of praise too!

Embleton Primary School 2019

 

Thanks Fleur we were just reflecting on our fabulous morning with you beautiful insects. The kids were so excited. Thank you from us all for such a fun, informative and interactive session. 

Mosman Park School for Deaf Children 2019
 

Thank you, Fleur you were wonderful.

Wembley Primary School 2019

(1 hour workshop $330.00)

 
 

Testimonials

Fleur you came highly recommended, thank you. 
Padbury Education & Child Care Centre

What participants have gained from attending this workshop

Appreciating my strengths | not to dwell on the past | thinking about others and working as a team | others perspectives | creating new habits and mindsets | how to nourish myself | to be able to share thoughts and ideas with my colleagues | being respectful of myself and others | spending time on me | good to look at how I treat myself | strengths of our centre | putting myself first sometimes | how we need to think more positively | positive affirmations | remembering to be grateful | how to form habits | how we discussed everything through the workshop | the importance of self-care | I felt very fulfilled with the information given | new ideas to work as a team | the group sessions/discussions | how to look after myself | being mindful at work | why it’s important to look after myself and how to do so | habits to help me look after myself | being positive | being nicer to myself | I like how you highlighted to make plans now and not wait | you made me realise I need to put myself first | body | mind and spirit need to be healthy | you taught me about daily affirmations |

Have all staff benefit from this dynamic workshop by learning new approaches to enjoying life while working with children.
1½ hour, $495.00.

OSHC

Well-being for Engagement

This two - hour workshop held at your service is designed to be fun, while unifying your team into an environment where kindness and camaraderie prevail with everyone knowing what is expected of them.
It allows opportunities to:

  1. State shared values and expectations that will underpin the culture of the whole program.

  2. Highlight individual team members' strengths, especially if someone is new to the team.

  3. Explore ways staff will commit to and be intentional towards cultivating their own well-being so energy and motivation remain stable. This will prevent fatigue and uphold attentiveness while working in a positive and respected team environment.

  4. a. Learn ways other team members feel supported, valued and appreciated so a positive atmosphere is upheld while working together to nurture and care for children.
    b. Prepare, recognise and reinforce how to back each other up should a stressful or challenging situation arise.

  5. Celebrate at the end of a program to confirm and convey gratitude and appreciation to each other for a job well done. This lays the foundation of a healthy environment to reflect, discuss & share ways of making continuous improvement for future programs. A program they will all enthusiastically want to be a part of.

NQF areas in focus

QA 5 Relationships with children
QA 6 Collaborative partnerships
QA 7 Governance and leadership