Upcoming Events 

Book Club – Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being  

As Australian early childhood educators we have a responsibility to value and promote greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being.  It’s a topic we’ve been exploring in our live online event in June and now in our monthly book club.

This month we’ll be talking about Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being, drawing on the reading attached. We’ll look at how we could use materials like the Little J and Big Cuz animated series mentioned in the article.

Join us for this relaxed, open discussion in which we’ll share thoughts, experiences, and questions.

Past Events 

Finding the Heart of Our Service Through the Lens of Our Eye

with Kathy Phipps

WED 24 AUG 2022 | 7PM to 8PM

Incorporating Aboriginal Perspectives

with Woodrising Natural Learning Centre INC.

WED 22 JUN 2022 | 7PM to 8PM

Lost in a Moment

with Kathy Phipps

WED 18 MAY 2022 | 7PM to 8PM


Aboriginal Ways of Learning in Early Educational Settings

with Kathy Phipps

WED 24 NOV 2021 | 7PM to 8PM

Surviving or Thriving?

with Narelle Myers

WED 20 OCT 2021 | 7PM to 8PM

Building a Child’s Sense of Agency

with Kathy Phipps

WED 15 SEPT 2021 | 7PM to 8PM

An audience with Merise Bickley

Lead Early Childhood NSW Education Standards Authority

TUES 22 JUN 2022

Mini Conference

with Kerrie Maguire, Linda Newman, Dr Karen Watson, Associate Professor Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett & Dr Kaylene Henderson

TUES 15 JUNE 2021

Critical Reflection 

with Debra Williams

TUES 1 JUNE 2021

How to develop your Reconciliation Action Plan

with Zoe Cassim from Narragunnawali

TUES 4 MAY 2021

Your impact –
leading and motivating others

with Sarah Moore

TUES 27 APRIL 2021

Did you know?

Your participation in the NSW Early Education Leaders Peer Network can contribute to your NESA hours as Elective PD.

NESA Elective PD must meet the Australian professional teaching standards at the applicable accreditation level and be selected from the list of approved Elective PD activities. The Elective PD recorded for your maintenance of accreditation requirements must also address specified Elective PD criteria guidelines.

CELA has reviewed these guidelines for the Early Education Leaders Peer Network initiative and have aligned this initiative with;

  • Standard 7 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, ‘Professional Engagement Standard 7 – Engage Professionally with colleagues, parents, carers and the community’, specifically;
  • 7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities.

For more information on NESA accreditation please visit the following links: · Changes to NESA PD requirements; PD requirements | NSW Education Standards · For further scenario information please visit; Transition arrangement scenarios | NSW Education Standards

NSW Department of Education funded the Peer Network under the Sector Development Program from September 2020 to June 2021.