In-centre Workshops

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Below are some of the workshops that ELP facilitators have presented as part of private, centre-based professional learning programmes. Our facilitators are available to present one-off workshops, or as part of a more in-depth professional learning programme.

This is not a definitive list of workshops, and our facilitators are happy to tailor workshops to the specific needs of your setting.

To arrange a workshop in your setting, anywhere in New Zealand please contact us: [email protected]

Te ao Māori

When there is a need for awhi and guidance beyond what ECE services can provide, sometimes we just need a little extra practical support to inspire and guide us to that next step in our journey. Does your team need extra support to develop kaiako competence in using te reo Māori? Are you looking for additional in-centre support on ways to enhance bicultural practice?

With respect and aroha, Maria Sydney is available to come in to your service and work alongside kaiako and tamariki during the day (where appropriate) to offer extra support for centres using a role modelling and tuakana/teina approach. Maria can provide kaiako with inspiration of how to best support te reo Māori and tikanga Māori in their service including support with values in practice i.e Aroha, Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga and much more to enhance teachers competence and understanding of te ao Māori. As well as waiata sessions and karakia that is connected to every day learning and teaching.

Te Whāriki

– Principle to practice. What has changed with Te Whariki 2017? We can support your team to think reflectively about what the implications of the new Te Whāriki are inside your setting.

Learning Stories: planning, assessment and evaluation

– Focusing on what matters for building robust processes. Learning Story assessment support and guidance

Dispositional learning and key competencies

Bridging the gap between ECE and Primary school.

The environment as a third teacher

– A teacher who supports children’s growing sense of autonomy.

Gifts of Papatuanuku

– Supporting children’s creativity through ephemeral art experiences.

Growth Mindset

– Building resilient learners and thinkers. To praise or not to praise?

Image of the child

– Rich in potential – the view we have of children impacts on the way we teach.

Mathematics & Literacy

– Inside a play and values based curriculum.

Risk and challenge

– Understanding what this looks like inside our settings and why it is important.

Growing socially competent children

– Working toward building a collaborative community.

Managers, leaders and governance groups

– We can provide mentor support and appraisal. We can also assist with supporting wise practice ideas around roles and responsibilities in each of these areas.

The language of learning

– Growing strong learner identities.

Transition to school

– Supporting teachers to grow resilient children, confident to transition to school and beyond – growing lifelong learners.

Infant and toddler settings

– Wise practice; respect, rituals and rhythms.

Cultural competence

– Valuing language, culture and identity of everyone in the centre. What does a truly inclusive education look like for all children? With a strong focus on Te Tiriti o Waitangi centre practices.

Continuity and complexity

– Strengthening learning for children in our settings and beyond.

Aligning the pou

– Consider ways to align each of the pou to create a learning and documentation process that is meaningful, measurable and motivating.

Internal Evaluation

– Internal evaluation helps us to ensure we are focused on the best interests of the children and that our teaching and learning practices stay current. We can assist with resources and workshops to support all teachers in your setting to feel empowered through internal evaluation.

Education in nature

– A pedagogy of learning in nature supports children’s learning. Professional learning that supports you to go back to basics, back to nature, with our tamariki.

Play based learning

– A focus that supports teaching teams to grow their understanding of the power of complex play.

Putting the lens on Te Whatu Pōkeka

Continuity and complexity of learning

The power of play

– Supporting teaching teams to grow their understanding of the power of complex play.


$360 for a two-hour workshop, plus travel (this cost could increase, depending on the number of attendees)

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