Childhood Education Conference


Welcome Early Childhood Educators, OOSH Educators , FDC Educators, management, stakeholders , curious people and practitioners!

This conference is going to set your intrinsic motivation on fire!

Stella Stead will get you up and dancing for the start of the conference to set the tone of the day!

Marianne Saliba, the Mayor of Shellharbour Council will open the conference

Come and join Deborah McNelis, our first keynote speaker from the US as she shares her knowledge on the importance of brain development in the early years.

The second keynote speaker is Dr Belinda Davis, the Program Director for early childhood at Macquarie University. She will be talking about the concept of care and the tensions and challenges this brings when working with young children in different learning environments.

After morning tea, break out for 3 x 30 minute sessions on topics that are of interest to you.More topics still in pipeline.

Topics include-

*Understanding Autism

*Understanding Trauma

*Alleviate anxiety in children

*Gut health for children and educators

*Embedding Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander curriculum ideas

*Kids and Traffic- Early childhood road safety program

*Understanding behaviour in OOSH settings

*NSW Health

Lunch is from 1-2pm. While you enjoy lunch the amazing Blessie Pica will be providing smooth tunes for our listening pleasure!

After lunch, join Aaron from Pallet Play for a 1.5 hour workshop. Aaron will present a presentation first, then help us assemble three different resources that will be auctioned off for charity.

Move over contestants from THE BLOCK!

The charity is ‘ Saving Chloe Saxby’.

Jake Mackenzie from MMJ North will auction off the products!

Finish off the afternoon with the charismatic Stella Stead as she shares imperative skills for your Leadership journey.

Browse stalls during break time.

Collaborate with like minded practitioners.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event.

This event is open to all educators

Please note – No Refund after the ticket is purchased. Name changes are available.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Plenty of undercover parking available on site.

If you are travelling by train, the station you need to stop at is Oak Flats. It’s then a 10 min Taxi/Uber ride

What can I bring into the event?

All food and drink is provided. Email me for dietary requirements which will be catered for.

Bring a drink bottle if you would like to refill throughout the day.

A coffee shop is on premises for all your coffee needs!

Tickets available here


It’s put in your Professional Development request to attend the Childhood Education Conference for Saturday 7th March!