Kindy Uplift

Kindy Uplift Masterclasses

If you’ve received your Kindy Uplift Funding and are looking for a range of programs, and professional learning focused on the key priority areas of Social and Emotional Capability and Thinking and Responding, you’re in the right place.

I’m delighted to be a Professional Development provider for this incredible program, offering the following, flexibly delivered professional learning opportunities to educators and teachers that can be delivered either online or as in-service training.

Masterclass 1
Helping Children Identify, Express and Manage Feelings

Understanding and managing emotions is important for children’s development and wellbeing and is a critical component of early childhood education. This Masterclass provides practical strategies for helping children develop emotional literacy.

Masterclass 2
Helping Children Overcome Their Anxiety

It’s normal for children to sometimes have worries, fears and show signs of anxiety. This Masterclass provides educators with knowledge and tools they can use to help children manage and overcome their anxiety.

Masterclass 3
Managing Challenging Behaviours in Young Children
Children behave in challenging ways for a variety of reasons. This Masterclass is filled with loads of practical examples, tips, and strategies that will help you guide and support children as they develop the skills to manage their own behaviour.
Masterclass 4
Supporting Children with Complex Needs in ECEC Settings

More and more children are presenting at early childhood services with multiple complex needs.  This Masterclass provides educators with tools and strategies you can use to understand children’s individual needs and respond to these to support their learning and well-being.

Masterclass 5
Cultivating Children’s Resilience in ECEC Settings

Fostering children’s resilience enables them to develop the skills and habits that will help them deal with challenges later in life. In this Masterclass I present easy to implement tools and strategies that you can use in your everyday practice to help children develop the resilience they need to cope with life’s ups and downs.

Masterclass 6
Fostering Children’s Wellbeing in ECEC Settings
There is increasing recognition of the critical role early childhood educators play in proactively fostering the wellbeing of children. This Masterclass provides educators with practical examples, strategies and ideas that will help you foster children’s ability to contribute to, and maintain, their own their wellbeing.
Masterclass 7
Educator Wellbeing

Being an early childhood educator is emotionally demanding and requires significant emotional labour which can become both physically and psychologically exhausting. This Masterclass is filled with easy to implement strategies that enable you to take care of your physical, emotional, and psychological wellbeing.

I also offer:

A Professional Conversations session. I come to a staff team meeting and staff can pick my brain about managing behaviour, fostering resilience, supporting children with complex needs, working with a strengths-based approach, helping children overcome anxiety, and fostering educator wellbeing in early childhood settings. These sessions can be up to 2.5 hrs and cost $770 GST Incl.


An in-service Early Years Wellbeing Program tailored to your specific needs that is designed to engage your whole team as well as parents.

Why choose me to support your Kindy?

  • Over 30 years of experience in the early childhood sector as an educator and Director in childcare services, a kindergarten teacher, and an early childhood teacher in primary schools throughout Qld.


  • Deep knowledge of the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guide (QKLG) and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).


  • I hold a B.Teach Early Childhood, a B.Ed. Early Childhood an M.Ed. Early Childhood, an M.Ed. in Guidance and Counselling, a Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing and a Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.


  • My services align with both the five learning and development areas in the QKLG: Identity, Connectedness, Wellbeing, Active Learning and Communicating and the five Principles of the EYLF Secure, respectful, and reciprocal relationships, Partnerships, High expectations and equity, Respect for diversity, and Ongoing learning and reflective practice.


  • Track record of providing high quality professional learning opportunities for the early childhood sector
    • Early Childhood Teachers Association Conferences
    • Lady Gowrie Conferences
    • Early Childhood Australia Conferences
    • Chatterbox Early Learning Centres
    • Over 100 kindergartens, childcare centres and schools across Queensland and Australia

Evidence-Based Programs

My evidence-based programs are supported by the latest research in the fields of positive psychology, child development, neuroscience, and interpersonal neurobiology.


I tailor my programs so they enhance educator skills, knowledge and confidence in recognising, understanding and proactively responding to children’s needs within the operations of the kindergarten program.

Contribution to CPD and Professional Standards

Australian Professional Standards For Teachers

  • Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn


  • Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments


  • Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community.

ACECQA National Standards

  • Quality Area 1 – Educational program and practice


  • Quality Area 2 – Children’s health and safety


  • Quality Area 5 – Relationships with children.


You will receive a certificate of completion for the programs you attend.