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Bringing Back the Magic Child Care Conference

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Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre

833 Southport - Nerang Rd

Nerang, QLD 4211

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Bringing Back the Magic!

This year's Bringing Back the Magic child care conference is set to be our best yet! With engaging speakers delivering informative sessions on current early education topics, the conference is an insightful career development opportunity for child care professionals.

All profits from Bringing Back the Magic are donated to our chosen charity Australians for Cambodia Inc, a not for profit organisation improving the lives of Cambodians by providing resources that include children’s education, child care, housing, mother-infant health, farming education, clean water and business start-up. Sharing these resources has empowered communities who are now self-sustaining and incredibly determined.

LUNCH, MORNING AND AFTERNOON TEA INCLUDED IN TICKET PRICE.


Guest Speakers


Sandi and Chris Phoenix

Sandi & Chris Phoenix

Sandi Phoenix of the Phoenix Support for Educators, coaches and mentors educators from a strengths based perspective, informed by a comprehensive understanding of the NQF and underpinning theory and a degree in psychological science. She has been involved in supporting educators and teams through individualised in-service PD, presenting at conferences, developing written resources, and consulting in the design of curriculum planning software. Her mission is to inspire educators to conquer the new world in early childhood education by igniting passion, awareness and confidence for what is possible as reflective practitioners.

Christopher Phoenix is the group’s Wellbeing Specialist who turned his passion for hypnotherapy and mindfulness into his profession after his appearance on the national morning television show, Sunrise. It is Christopher’s goal to increase wellbeing practices in the early education setting and he is excited to be developing programs that do just that.

Their workshop ‘Life needs balance is the new black: realising your potential with full cups’ will teach you the tools to realising your potential takes intention, effort and the understanding of how to meet your own needs first. You can’t pour from an empty cup. How do you fill yours?

Dr Deborah Harcourt

Dr Deborah Harcourt

Deborah is one of Australia’s leading thinkers in relation to the translation of the key principles of Reggio Emilia in to other contexts. As a foundation professor of early childhood, and now educational consultant, Deborah has worked in early childhood for almost 30 years with a keen interest in children’s rights education and what this might mean to educators relationships with children.

Deborah's workshop will introduce participants to the Reggio Emilia Educational Project, internationally recognised for their work across a group of infant-toddler centres and preschools. The workshop will focus on the key principles that guide their pedagogical intent, with some examples of what these might look and feel like in the Australian context. Participants will be encouraged to think about what these key principles might mean to their own professional practice and contexts.



Anya Perkins

Anya Perkins

Anya Perkins is the Education Coordinator for Nature Play QLD and delivers professional development for the Forest School Learning Initiative. As an Early Childhood and Primary teacher, she developed a professional interest in the area of outdoor nature play provision and took her study into outdoor learning further completing her Master in Education. Whilst teaching, she trained as a Level 3 Forest School Leader and developed on and off-site Forest School areas, coordinating whole service and community development towards increasing outdoor nature play learning opportunities. In her current roles Anya has supported over 400 Queensland educators with embedding outdoor programs, through developing and delivering a variety of Forest School and outdoor learning professional development and resources.

In this workshop, 'Come and Explore the Magic in the Forest', you will explore the principles and practice of Forest Learning: the history, ethos, approach and benefits for children in Early Childhood. Learn how a variety of services have developed Forest Learning programs both within their outdoor areas and out in their local environments and discover strategies to implement Forest Learning in your own service. Explore a 'typical' Forest Learning session, along with the necessary procedures and routines to put in place, including risk-benefit assessment.


Conference Schedule

Bringing Back the Magic Child Care Conference Schedule


FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free onsite parking at the Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre. For public transport assistance clink on this link TRANSLink or phone on 13 12 30.

What can I bring into the event?

Feel free to bring a pen and paper or your preferred electronic device to take notes. Your lunch, morning and afternoon tea is provided.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions regarding Bringing Back the Magic please contact Kylie McLean, Early Educational Resources Operations Manager on 0408 760 018.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can either print out your ticket or simply show it on your mobile device when you arrive at the conference.

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Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre

833 Southport - Nerang Rd

Nerang, QLD 4211

Australia

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