This course focuses on building YOUR knowledge of Play Theory and Philosophy in Early Childhood for Child Development, motivating you, and giving you the tools to embark on your own journey to embed your learning into practice!

Big Steps Professional Learning is ecstatic to announce this new and exciting partnership with Play Australia!

Register now to be part of this high-quality training, focusing on play theory, play philosophy, and play practice in Early Childhood Education, developed by Play Australia!

Places are STRICTLY limited – register now to secure your place today!

When and where will this program be held?

ONLINE via Zoom Video Conference, starting Monday 27th September, 2021*!

*start date has changed due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic

This course is spread out over three 1.5 hour sessions.

During the course, you will:

Explore The Importance of Play for Child Development

Explore Outdoor and “Risky” Play for Child Development

Begin to develop your own Play Philosophy

Learn how to embed Play Theory into Practice

About your facilitator:

Bronwyn Joslyn
is passionate about Education for Sustainability ‘EfS’ in the Early Years. Sustainable practices were part of Bron’s childhood and this leaked easily into the curriculum when working with young children over the past 20 years in early childhood education.

Bron would describe her philosophy as being influenced by the Educational Project of Reggio Emilia, EfS, a dusting of Steiner, and a joy and respect for working in childhoods each and every day. A human has but one childhood and as educators, we are fortunate to be part of it.   

Bron is a committee member of and the Resource and Professional Development co-ordinator for Environmental Education in Early Childhood ‘EEEC’. EEEC actively works to promote the embedding of EfS in the Early Years across Victoria, partnering with their sister organisations under the Alliance nationally. EEEC was established in 1994. Bron is also the Early Years Facilitator for Play Australia critically reflecting with professionals on the value of outdoor play for children and connecting with nature. 

Bron’s roles have included director of education and care settings, training manager of a registered training organisation while also writing and facilitating accredited and non-accredited training from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services. In addition to the above roles, she is also a consultant and director of learning happens and director and teacher at Diamond Creek Memorial Kindergarten. 


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