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Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors

Be You is a national initiative that equips educators to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people from birth to 18 years. Delivered by Beyond Blue, in collaboration with Early Childhood Australia and headspace, we help you involve everyone at your early learning service or school in supporting mental health, so you achieve the best possible outcomes.

We provide free online interactive sessions and events, accredited professional learning, fact sheets, planning and implementation tools and other resources. The best way to sign up is as a Be You Learning Community, giving you access to the full range of resources and Be You Consultant support. Leontine Crain

Parentline is a FREE virtual counselling service for parents and caregivers offering support from 8am to 10 pm every day across Queensland and the Northern Territory. Parentline can provide one-off or ongoing support to clients by taking a parent-centred and child-focused approach to meet the needs of children and improve family connection. Parentline can deliver a range of supports to early learning centres, schools and family/community services that can include accepting referrals, providing promotional materials and delivering virtual/face-to-face training on various topics such as Cyberbullying and online safety.


For FREE, non-judgmental and confidential counselling support available seven days a week, call 1300 30 1300 or WebChat with us.

Sonia Adolphs

The team at Phoenix Support for Educators are committed to delivering professional development and customised support that is relevant, evidence based, and engaging.

We support early child hood educators with curriculum development, documentation, meaningful interactions, involved play, behavioural guidance and environmental aesthetics. We inspire educators by facilitating change and progress with fresh ideas and inspiration to create awareness and confidence for what is possible as reflective practitioners.

Further details: Contact Sandi Chris Bronwyn

Teaching Solutions, brought to you by Essential Resources, offers a wide range of early childhood professional development resources that are engaging, informative and aligned to the relevant Australian early learning standards and frameworks. Each title is written by leading subject experts and highly regarded by Australian early childhood education and care professionals. For more information, click on Essential Resources.

DJMIR is recognised as a leader in The Early Childhood Sector providing members with the tools to manage their obligations, under the State and Federal Early Childhood National Law and Regulations. DJMIR achieve this through Regulatory Compliance audits, targeted Professional Development in relation to the National Quality Framework, Sector specific documentation, tailored to your service’s needs. We are here to support Approved Providers & management through the difficult times.

The Cairns South Together is a collaborative focused on improving the lives of Cairns South young people and their families, through a place-based collective impact approach.

Our Vision is “Happy and healthy young people contributing to a brighter future in Cairns South”.

The CST steering committee structure has formed considering the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Social Determinants of Health. The CST consists of senior representatives with a focus on advocacy, governance and strategy and whom have an ability to bring together people and organisations, at all levels, to progress the aims and objectives of the collective.  The CST is supported by Mission Australia as the backbone organisation under their Community of Focus initiative. To create community change and sustain systems change the CST Steering Committee have embed the five interconnected practices of enacting systemic change, identified by the Tamarack Institute, into the governance structure. These include:

Collective Impact – Community Engagement – Collaborative Leadership

 Community Innovation  – Evaluating Impact

Established in 2016 by Founder and CEO, Kylie Ellison, Centre for Play Therapy is an NDIS registered organisation providing child-centred Play Therapy services to Children and teens, whilst supporting their parents and carers across Queensland. We are passionate providers of child counselling services, who believe in “helping children heal through play”. Our mission is to provide quality and effective counselling services to assist children to process their feelings, thoughts and experiences in order to improve the quality of their lives. Centre for Play Therapy also provides tailored inclusion support packages focussed on upskilling services and their staff to support them to create more
inclusive environments for all children.
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anzuk Education is a recruitment agency that specialises exclusively in the education sector. With nearly 150 internal staff across Australia and approximately 7,000 active casual educators, we are by far the largest provider of on-hire educators across child care, kindergarten/preschool, primary and secondary schools, special-needs settings and outside of school hours care services.

At anzuk Education, we place exceptional people in educational settings, but we know it doesn’t end there. We place the right educator in the right setting, every time. Why? Because we know that when one exceptional educator is in a room, on average 30 children get a great educational experience that day.

Ranked in the top 300 in the world,[1]  James Cook University (JCU) is a university committed to research and teaching that makes a difference to life in the tropics, starting with the very young. JCU’s Early Childhood Education degrees empower students to develop specialist skills needed for teaching in rural and remote areas and work to improve Indigenous education outcomes. A vibrant institution that operates across two countries and four campuses, JCU has forged strong partnerships with childcare centres, kindergartens, preschools, and primary schools to encourage students to develop their professional network and build practical job skills. With a total of 120 days of workplace learning over the course of the degree, JCU’s Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) program covers essential areas of child development, learning, behaviour, wellbeing, curriculum and education for the diverse learning needs of the early years.

[1] Times Higher Education, 2022.

At Mission Australia we are a ‘Partner in the Community’ for the NDIS.

The Early Childhood Service supports children aged 0 to 6 years with permanent and significant disability and/or developmental delays and their families to access early intervention supports and services under the NDIS.

Our Local Area Coordinators (LACs) help people with permanent/significant disability aged 7 to 64 years to understand and access the NDIS and develop and use their NDIS plan. We also work more broadly with our local communities to increase accessibility and inclusivity and share info/resources to build capacity of people with disability and/or developmental delays to access NDIS/non-NDIS (mainstream/community) supports and services across the region.