Family Day Care Professional Learning Inservice Workshops

Family Day Care In-Service Workshops

The FDCAQ Professional Learning and Development Sessions focus on promoting practice based outcomes by presenting learning material and sessions which are current, contemporary, flexible and accessible.  

Child Protection Matters

Session Length: 1 Hour

This session is designed for FDC educators to understand their obligation in identifying and responding to child protection matters. Upon successful completion, participants will be

  • equipped with basic Child Protection skills sufficient to enable them to appreciate the importance of Child Protection
  • understand their legal and service policy obligations in relation to protecting children from harm
  • recognise indicators of child abuse, and
  • report the concerns appropriately.

Embedding Protective Behaviour – No Means No Means No !

Session Length: 2 Hours

Are you looking to take a proactive approach in identifying resources and experiences which will support you as an educator to embed protective behaviour strategies from an early age? This session assists early childhood educators to

  • think about ways they can embed within their program opportunities to encourage children
  • to asset their right to feel safe
  • develop skills in listening to what their bodies are telling them and
  • empower children to take action or seek support from a trusted person if they encounter uncomfortable situations.

Belonging, Being and Becoming – Bringing the EYLF to Life

Session Length: 2 Hours

Do you want to have a better understanding of the Early Years Framework (EYLF) and the key themes of “Belonging, Being and Becoming” ? Designed specifically to assist early childhood educators, participants will

  • gain an introductory understanding of the EYLF
  • consider how the key themes of “Belonging, Being and Becoming’ relate to educators work with children
  • assist educators to provide experiences and an environment which support children


Preparing for Rating and Assessment – National Quality Standard

Session Length: 2 Hours

By spending time developing an understanding of the Rating and Assessment process educators can build an understanding of

  • what to expect and how to prepare themselves and the children for the visit by an Authorised Officer.
  • the process of Rating and Assessment.
  • what their role, responsibilities and rights are, in relation to being selected for Rating and Assessment.

Let’s explore the 7 Quality Areas of the Natural Quality Standards

Session Length: 2 Hours

The National Quality Standard is a key aspect of the National Quality Framework. It brings together the seven key quality areas that are important to outcomes for children. There are seven quality areas which you will explore in this introductory session

  • QA1 Educational program and practice
  • QA2 Children’s health and safety
  • QA3 Physical environment
  • QA4 Staffing arrangements
  • QA5 Relationships with children
  • QA6 Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
  • QA7 Leadership and service management Educational program and practice

Loose Parts – 5 reasons why loose parts should be an important part of all early childhood setting

Session Length: 2 Hours

Loose parts can be natural or synthetic. Loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. This session will inspire you to:

  • Awaken creativity and possibilities in children
  • Stimulate children’s imagination using loose parts
  • Provide open learning play opportunities to support children’s sense of connect with their world.
  • Lead children in problem solving and theoretical reasoning
  • Embed the 3 R’s recycle, reuse and recycle in every practice