Our Professional Development

Delivering on our "Continuous Improvement" philosophy to keep learning, keep leading, keep making a difference in your Child's development...

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  • We invest significantly into professional development opportunities for our teaching and leadership colleagues, and we even have our very own Group Curriculum & Quality Manager who supports our Centre Manager, Team Leaders and all our Teaching colleagues in areas of learning programs, children’s outcomes, teaching quality, compliance, guidance and mentoring.
  • We have also committed to ongoing professional development for ALL of our teachers in a “rising tide lifts all boats” philosophy. Professional development is focussed on mentoring each teacher along their individual journey of the Education Council’s “Standards for the Teaching Profession”.
  • This in turn directly supports our “continuous improvement” philosophy which ensures that our teams are continually kept informed, updated and advised of the latest and most innovative best practices in teaching and learning techniques, styles, and approaches.
  • We then pool all our knowledge from these attended courses, workshops, seminars and conferences to continue to deliver award winning outcomes for our Children, Colleagues, Communities and Centres (our core 4C’s).
Preschool graduates from our kindergartens in Auckland CBD, Otumoetai, Blockhouse Bay, Newmarket, Tauranga, West Auckland, Manurewa, South Auckland
Professional development for all our teachers in Auckland CBD, Tauranga, Blockhouse Bay, West Auckland, Manurewa, Otumoetai, Newmarket, South Auckland

Here is a list of some formal professional training that our teachers and leadership have received recently:

Date Topic Provided by
Feb-18 Rituals: Making the Everyday Extraordinary in ECE Childspace
TBC Introduction to Astute Teacher Mace IT / Kid Reports Team
Te Whariki: Advancing Mana Whenua outcomes in our centres Chrysalis Group Curriculum Manager
Cooking activities for U2’s Clean Plate
Nov-17 Effective Leadership Kurtovich consulting
Te Whariki – Advancing Mana Atua outcomes in our centres Chrysalis Group Curriculum Manager
Cyber Security ANZ
Te Whariki – Exploring Mana Whenua outcomes in our centres Chrysalis Group Curriculum Manager
Oct-17 Compliance Workshop Early Childhood Council
Workplace Place Communication Aspire2Business
Te Whariki – Advancing outcomes in our centres Chrysalis Group Curriculum Manager
Sep-17 Sustaining Outstanding Leaders InterLead Consultants
Te Whariki Revised 361 Education
Tataiako (Cultural competencies) 361 Education
Te Reo Ka Taea e Koe
Workplace Place Communication Aspire2Business
Te Whariki – Advancing outcomes in our centres Chrysalis Group Curriculum Manager
Aug-17 Dealing with Problems and Concerns Teacher Talk – Mark Sweeny
Te Whariki – Advancing outcomes in our centres Chrysalis Group Quality & Curriculum Manager
Creating a Boy Friendly Environment 361 Education
Workplace Place Communication Aspire2Business
Best Practice ECE Operations Invited Panel, Dr Darius Singh, Chrysalis Group Director, ANZ Breakfast
Jul-17 You can korero
Workplace Place Communication Aspire2Business
Incredible years for Teachers (Auckland) Ministry of Education
  Incredible Years for Teachers (Tauranga) Ministry of Education
Jun-17 Supporting others at being their best Teacher Talk – Mark Sweeny
Otumoetai Collaboration of Learning Meeting – Tauranga Kowhai Educational Solutions Ltd
Nurturing the Learning Minds of Infants and Toddlers InterLead Consultants
Leading with Heart and Soul Childspace
Te Whariki Workshops Core Education
Workplace Place Communication Aspire2Business
May-17 2017 ECC Leadership and Management Conference Early Childhood Council
Workshops:
Te Whariki – ECE Curriculum Ministry of Education
ECE Service Evaluation Peter Reynolds (CEO, Early Childhood Council)
Nga Hononga – Reciprocal, Responsive, Relationships Dr Jan Robertson
Great to Great Gilbert Enoka (All Blacks Mental Skills Coach)
Success Dr David Keane
Regional Cross Sector Forum – Collaboration of Learning Ministry of Education
Workplace Place Communication Aspire2Business
Mar-17 Best practices in operations and HR Smart Payroll
Understanding Bicultural Practices 361 Education
Sharpening up appraisals InterLead Consultants
Successful staff management Kurtovich consulting
Feb-17 Wall Displays/Programme Planning Chrysalis Group Quality & Curriculum Manager
Aligning Systems InspirED
Incredible Years for Teachers (Auckland) Ministry of Education
Otumoetai Collaboration of Learning Meeting – Tauranga Kowhai Educational Solutions Ltd
Jan-17 Incredible Years for Teachers
Otumoetai Collaboration of Learning Meeting – Tauranga Kowhai Educational Solutions Ltd
Blue Book – Teacher Registration Portfolios Early Childhood Council
Tataiako – Session 1 Chrysalis Group Quality & Curriculum Manager