What’s on at FDCAQ


The Professional Learning, Resource and Support Team are committed to providing support and professional learning and development to the family day care community. This involves an email and phone enquiry resource and advisory service for our members, families, home-based Educators and the general public.

WHAT’S ON AT FDCAQ – January to June 2018

To view the workshop/training details, or to register, click on the workshop/training name. Alternatively, email us at plrs@fdcqld.org

FDCAQ State Regional Meeting
Date to be Advised | 9.30am – 12.30pm

This Regional Meeting is FREE for FDCAQ Members and $35.00 for Non Members
Our maximum in-house numbers allocated for 7/20 Smallwood Place Murrarie is 35 participants. 
Our maximum online numbers allocated for the Regional Meeting is 25 participants.

The Agenda for this State Regional Meeting will include:


Loose Parts –  creating sustainable environments   – live webinar
 28th Feb 2018| 6.30pm – 8.30pm

18th April 2018| 6.30pm – 8.30pm

This Loose Parts Session will:

  • Awaken creativity and possibilities
  • Stimulate imagination
  • Provide open learning opportunities
  • Lead to problem solving and theoretical reasoning
  • Embed the 3 R’s recycle, reuse and recycle

Educational Leader Network Meeting
TBA | 1.00pm – 2.30pm

This is a valuable space for conversations around the Educational Leader Role and a great opportunity to share stories, develop strategies and resources to support your role in your service.

During this Educational Network Meeting we will:

  • discuss current Early Years research and development
  • share your Educational Leader stories
  • unpack any new skills or knowledge you have learnt in the role
  • develop strategies and resources to support you in your role
  • network with other Educational Leaders


FDCAQ New Coordinator Training “Coordinator to Practice Mentor”
March 7th  2018 | 9.00am – 5.00pm
March 8th  2018 | 9.00am – 4.00pm

This is a two day in-service training opportunity for new Coordinators (Practice Mentors) to examine the role of a Coordinator (Practice Mentor) within the Legislation and the National Quality Framework.

Workshop outline:

  • How services philosophy, policies and operational procedures fit together.
  • Approved Provider, Nominated Supervisor, Educational Leader obligations and legislative requirements.
  • Learning ‘who’s who in the zoo’ in FDC. All the players and programs connected to the FDC model.
  • Examining the visiting process and building partnerships.
  • Understanding individual learning styles
  • Using FDCAQ’s new resource “Practice Mentor Capability Framework Guide” as a tool to mentoring educators.

“Building Confidence in Program and Practice” Educator Session
TBA  | 9.30am – 3.00pm

FDCAQ has created the “Get it Together!” Educator and Practice Mentor resource kit to support the Family Day Care Sector to recognise the quality outcomes for children that currently exist within FDC.

We believe this FDC specific resource will assist Educators talk confidently about the valuable work they do. This session will:

  • Highlight what is a FDC curriculum
  • Discuss the complexities of Program and Practice
  • Unpack the Get it Together Resource