We recognise the value of skilled and confident educators who are tuned into the strengths and needs of young children with additional needs and know how to help these children gain the maximum benefit from mainstream early childhood services. In STaR affiliated childcare centres, training and mentoring educators in evidence-based strategies has always been an important part of our mission.

Since 2015 we have opened our workshop series to the wider early childhood education and care community.

STaR presenters are highly qualified and experienced practitioners. Evaluations from our participants show we’re on the right track!

“Lots of information and ‘aha’ moments.”
“Perfectly suited to early childhood.”
“It was fantastic! Engaging and interactive.”

Courses are suitable for childcare centres, preschools and family day care services. OOSH courses are also available. For educators registered with the NSW Education Standards Authority, STaR is endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development at the Proficient Teacher level.

Most topics involve 2 x 2.5-3 hour workshops that combine information, practical implementation and educators’ active participation. Whilst our focus is inclusion of children with additional needs, feedback from educators tells us our recommended strategies could work with almost ANY child.

Please contact us on (02) 8850 1269 for more information.


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The STaR Association receives funding from the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) and the NSW Department of Education


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