Sector development program

The sector development program supports the early childhood education workforce by offering free training, support and resources to build the capacity of services in line with NSW priorities.

Program benefits

The program helps services support staff development. It provides:

  • new reference and training materials
  • guidance on the 600-hour business operating model
  • information on developing inclusive practices that support the diverse needs of children.

Professional development opportunities

We’re currently offering the following training for staff from approved eligible services:

Governance and Compliance

This course provides professional development and training on governance and compliance. It will help services comply with regulation through the development of sound governance and reporting including:

  • funding and financial management
  • board management
  • leadership development
  • governance processes.

Available to

This course is available to:

  • managers
  • directors
  • managing committee members and
  • administration staff

from community and mobile preschools.

Course delivery method

Online video presentations, interactive online workshops and webinars.

More information and registration

Visit the CCSA website.

Start Strong Community Safety Net

The Community Safety program will provide a mechanism to establish early childhood education programs in very remote regions of NSW currently without access to early education.

Bicultural Support program

The Bicultural Support program has been developed to support community preschools to assist with the inclusion of children from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), refugee or Aboriginal backgrounds. The program is delivered by the Ethnic Community Services Co-operative.

The program is designed to offer language and cultural assistance to children, families and educators, to support inclusive cultural practice in preschools. A nominated support worker attends the preschool where support is requested and works with the child, family and educators to help the child settle in. Twenty hours of Bicultural Support is available to help a child settle into the preschool.

The program is designed to assist preschools by raising awareness of cultural practices, ensuring better communication between children, families, educators and early childhood services and supporting children in their transition to school.

This course is available to community preschools including mobile preschools.

Contact the Ethnic Community Services Co-operative by:

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