Free training for Early Educators – Communicating with Care



Many early educators tell us that one of the most challenging aspects of their work is broaching the subject of a child’s difficulties with parents and carers.

It’s never easy to talk with parents about your concerns for their child, and sometimes, educators don’t quite know how to approach a parent for fear of upsetting them.

This means that the responsibility for having challenging conversations with parents often falls to the same staff (ie your centre director or room leader)

Wouldn’t it be great to become a confident, highly skilled early education professional who is respected and trusted by parents and colleagues alike?

If you’re ready to leap-frog your career and find the job satisfaction you are looking for, don’t miss this amazing (and 100% FREE!)  professional development and training workshop!

Free training for preschool staff and early educators

Communicating with Care – Professional Development Workshop

Communicating with Care is a unique professional development workshop for Early Educators.

It will give you and your colleagues a step-by-step guide to having effective conversations with the parents of children who experience social, behavioural or developmental difficulties.

Presented by Sonja Walker and the psychologists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists from Kids First Children’s Services, this excellent workshop is filled with valuable take-home resources.

Opportunities to talk personally with friendly, experienced professionals, as well as useful take home scripts and checklists are just some of the benefits of this program.

The workshop includes free light refeshments and a Q & A Panel, which will give you lots of informal opportunities to chat with our team.

Communicating with Care will build your skills and improve your confidence so that you are equipped and empowered to meet the demands of your busy, and important, role as a an early education professional.


Sonja Walker - Founder of Kids First Children's Services, teacher, speaker and author on children's learning, behaviour and development
Sonja Walker

Sonja Walker and the Kids First team
This event will be presented by Kids First’s experienced team of psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and teachers and we are looking forward to sharing our combined wisdom with you!

Kids First Children’s Services is an award-winning paediatric health and education practice in Brookvale. Led by our Founder, Sonja Walker, we have supported more than 10,000 northern beaches children and families in the last 11 years.

The entire Kids First team is deeply committed to equipping, supporting and empowering you with the knowledge, resources and confidence you need to support the children and families in your care.

Because, after all, you deserve it!

Free light refreshments will be served and you and your colleagues will receive the chance to meet and talk with experienced professionals who are here to help to be the best educator you can be.

Don’t miss this unique (and absolutely FREE!) opportunity to talk with experts, get answers to your questions, and get valuable take home resources that will enrich your professional skills now and in the future.

Who is this event for?

Communicating with Care is a professional development workshop exclusively offered to Early Educators working in northern beaches preschools and early childhood education centres.

The program includes:

  • Light refreshments from 6.00pm to 6.30pm
  • Presentation and free resources from Sonja Walker
  • Q & A panel giving you the chance to get advice and answers from paediatric professionals including psychologists, speech pathologists, teachers and occupational therapists

Download a printable flyer here to share on the notice board at your child's playgroup, preschool or school

Event details

Date:     Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Time:    6.00pm to 9.00pm
Venue:  The Chairman’s Lounge, Brookvale Oval

The Chairman’s Lounge is located in the Ken Arthurson stand on the first floor of the Brookvale Oval stadium complex. Entry is via the stairs near the main gate located on Alfred Street, Brookvale. Parking is available in the Brookvale Oval complex and in neighbouring streets.

Your respect for our cancellation policy (detailed below) is appreciated


Free places at Kids First Community Service Seminars are reserved on a first-come, first served basis and due to the heavy expected demand for this event, bookings are essential.

This will be the only presentation of this seminar for 2018.

* Please note: It is not possible to make a booking for more than one person in each reservation. Multiple staff from your centre are most welcome to attend, however please ensure that you and each of your colleagues makes an individual booking.

Cancellation Policy

If you book a place and fail to attend this event, another educator may miss out on the opportunity to participate. Catering will also be affected. Should your plans change, please inform us of your change of circumstances at least 24 hours prior to the event. Kids First reserves the right to wait-list guests who have held bookings for free Professional Development Workshops in the past and have, without notice, failed to attend.

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