11/48 Oakdale Rd Gateshead, NSW 2290 02 (49478112)

We deliver professional development on a range of topics. Some of these are listed below and we are always adding new topics. We are also able to customise topics to suit your needs and can develop workshops and keynotes for conferences.

Please note that we are currently updating the topic descriptors on our website. If you require further details about a topic or a quote for training within your service or organisation, please call our office on (02)49478112 or use our contact form to get in touch today.


  • Bespoke Events


A bespoke event is one that is delivered for an individual service or organisation. It can be customised to suit the needs of your service. The service provides the venue and refreshments and takes care of promotions and bookings if they wish to open the event up to other educators. Inspired EC will give services a quote for the event which includes training costs, travel and accommodation (if applicable) The service then sets the prices if they wish to invite other educators to help cover the cost.

  • Hosted Events


A hosted event is where an individual service or organisation provides the venue and refreshments and in return receives 2 (half day) or 4 (full day) free places for their staff. Inspired EC is responsible for training costs, travel and accommodation and sets the price for educators to purchase tickets. This is a public event – Inspired EC will take care of all promotions and bookings

  • Keynote Presentations

Inspired EC can tailor a keynote presentation to meet the needs of your conference/event. Our keynote presentation prices are up to 50% less than competitors. Feel free to contact us if you wish to discuss any opportunities.                                                                                        

  • Student Places


Inspired EC is delighted to now offer a student discount of 25% of the training price. There are limited student places available at each session and evidence of enrolment is required (must be an Early Childhood Education related qualification)


Please be advised that we have a strict cancellation policy.  Cancellations must be received in writing (email to bookings@inspiredec.com) at least 14 days prior to the event and attendees will receive a refund (less $20 administration fee). Cancellations within 14 days of the event or attendees who fail to attend the event will be charged in full. Please be advised that should you be unable to attend, you are more than welcome to send another attendee in your place. Inspired EC reserve the right to postpone or cancel any event or training due to presenter cancellations, venue issues or numbers registered. Inspired EC will offer you alternative dates and if these are not suitable, a refund or credit note will be given. In the instance of Bespoke events, the 20% deposit paid by organisations upon booking the training, is non-refundable. Cancellations with less than 30 days notice will be rescheduled where possible, however where costs have been incurred by Inspired EC (e.g. travel cost) these expenses will be passed on to the service. 

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Professional Development Topics Available

  • Seeing the Magic in the Moment: Programming for Babies

  • Positive School Transitions

  • Excursions Made Easy

  • Sustainability: More than a Worm Farm!

  • Effective Supervision

  • What's So Special About the Outdoors?

  • Creating High Quality Play and Learning Environments

  • Bringing STEM to Life

  • Supporting Under 3's Through Discovery Play

  • Inspiring Educational Leaders

  • Understanding Personalities

  • Inspiring Artists: Environments, materials and interactions to support children's visual art

  • Words are Wonderful: Exploring language and literacy development

  • Sustainability: More than a Worm Farm!

  • No more Cottonwool - Let's Take a Risk!

  • Talking and Thinking Floorbooks (Claire Warden Licensed Training)

  • Learning Through Play

  • Provocations, Possibilities and Play: The Power of Project Work in the Early Years

  • Connection is Key

  • Team Building

  • Reflective Practice

  • Capture a Moment, Tell the Story

  • Loose Parts

  • Build Your Bush Skills

  • Engaging Environments for Toddlers

  • Unpacking the NQF

  • Philosophy as the Backbone of Your Service

Upcoming Event Calendar

Upcoming Event Details

Do It Yourself Early Literacy - Online Event with Jeff A Johnson

April 15, 2020

Do It Yourself Early Literacy

This online learning opportunity digs into simple ways to help children build early literacy skills. We'll look at a bunch of ways to make make your own books, discuss how rough-and-tumble play helps prepare kids to read and write, look at play-based ways to help grow vocabularies, and other ways to support literacy skill-building in your play environment.

This training consists of two 45 minute live-via-the-internet sessions where Jeff demonstrates ideas and discusses the topic. In addition, after those live events, Jeff is available to offer support and resources for the next 8 weeks via a private chat area where participants can ask questions, share pictures and stories of their DIY literacy adventures, and further discuss the topic.

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Understanding Educator/Caregiver Burnout with Jeff A Johnson

May 06, 2020

This training consists of two 45 minute live-via-the-internet sessions where Jeff will dig into the topic. After those live events, Jeff is available to offer support and resources for the next 8 weeks via a private chat area where we will work to implement change and build new self-care habits.

- Jeff has written and spoken extensively on the topic of burnout in early education and care, including in the book "Finding Your Smile Again: A Child Care Professionals Guide to Reducing Stress and Burnout."

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