Children First Training is a proud, not-for-profit service of Growing Potential providing training to Early Childhood and Out of School Hours (OOSH) educators.
We believe that all children have a right to the best start in life so that they can create a better future for themselves and their community. We wholeheartedly advocate for children’s wellbeing and their right to quality education and be active participants in all matters affecting their lives.
While families are children’s first and most influential teachers, Educators play a major role in the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings.
We’re committed to training Early Childhood and OOSH Educators to provide quality teaching and experiential learning experiences to build children’s social, motor and language development skills.
We are passionate about embracing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, culture and putting reconciliation into practice in respect for the world’s oldest culture. We place great importance on embedding traditional culture and respect of our First Nations people in early childhood and OOSH services.
Children First Training aims to help educators lay the foundation for life-long learning, focussing on building children’s abilities while respecting their family, cultural and other identities and languages.
Children First Training was borne to provide our Children First educators with quality training, and quickly opened up to educators from services all over Western Sydney and beyond. We now provide training to both Early Childhood and OOSH educators all over Australia – and even the world, with our online training options.
Our values drive all that we do. With pride, we are:
- Professional: Always striving to achieve professional excellence and continuous improvement
- Responsive: Committed to demonstrating a caring approach and meeting expectations
- Innovative: Work closely with colleagues to grow the organisation
- Dedicated: Providing service with enthusiasm and care
- Ethical: Encouraging and practicing trust and ethical activities