Develop your team Exceed


These workshops focus on nourishing the professional culture of your team. They are designed for Early Childhood and OSHC work teams, at any stage of their team development whether ‘forming, storming norming or performing’.

These two-hour workshops are able to be booked individually or as a series. Alternatively, you are able to select two or three of these workshops to be facilitated on a team day, at either your preferred training location or at our training venue.

Using critical reflection to feed quality and continuous improvement

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Critical reflection helps educators to build on their knowledge and skills, identifying practice that can be continued as well as what might need to be improved or changed. It also helps educators to identify ways to improve opportunities for children’s participation, learning and development. (ACECQA 2018)
Instead of working with our ‘blinkers on ’and staying in the ‘same old’ ways, this workshop explores how to use critical reflection to:

  • examine a shared issue
  • consider other perspectives
  • unpack new ideas to work towards quality improvement
  • use the Quality Improvement Plan to document issues, goals, success measures, actions to take and your progress. 

Filling your bucket: emotional intelligence and well-being 

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Emotional intelligence is about learning to better understand our emotions and the emotions of those around us. Rather than letting our emotions control us, we instead learn to identify them when they arise, recognise their causes and outcomes and, as best we can, control them or at least our reactions to them.

Your team will be guided to consider their own 'bucket fillers' to nourish wellbeing:

  • Bucket filler 1: Identify your why and your ideal contribution to the team
  • Bucket filler 2: Understanding emotional intelligence: identify own signs of stress, workplace stressors and stress relievers
  • Bucket filler 3: Discussion and tools for developing a safe space to collaborate and share knowledge
  • Bucket filler 4: Develop a well-being environment - identify tools and resources you would like to introduce to your room/service


Team development and working collaboratively

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This workshop helps your team to create a unified purpose using a strengths-based approach to work collaboratively and create a quality service for all stakeholders. We explore and identify:

  • your shared team purpose and intention
  • the stages of team development, and ways to move your team to the next level
  • each team member’s strengths and role within the team
  • ways to embed respectful, positive communication, feedback and problem solving within the team to enhance collaboration


Team professional learning workshop fee

  • For bookings with up to 15 participants each workshop is $550, including GST
  • Each additional person booked to attend is charged at $30 per person
  • An individual quote is required for any team workshop bookings with 28 or more people
  • We travel within a 1 hour radius of North Lakes at no additional charge. Travel costs are able to be discussed and arranged to enable First Door to come to your team.


Enquire now or phone us 07 3204 4336 for more information on developing your team.