Strong Foundations for Early Childhood Conference 2012

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Date(s) - 20 Jul 2012
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

West Gippsland Arts Centre


Registrations are now Closed!

Click here to download the Conference Brochure  (pdf, 3.1mb)

Special Requirements

Special assistance: Please indicate if you have a disability or require assistance to be able to participate fully in the conference. Please state the type of assistance required in the registration form.

Dietary Requirements: We are able to provide for special meal requirements.  Please specify if you have any special requirements in the registration form.


Payment Details

Conference Registration Fees:

Early Bird Registration – $130
(Received & Paid by 5th April 2012)

Standard Registration – $170
(Registration closes 30th June 2012)


Parents and Carers
There are a limited number of sponsored places available for parents and carers.  Please contact Wendy McEachern prior to registering on (03) 5662 5150 for terms and conditions.

Payment can be made via the online registration process using credit card.

Cash/Eftpos payment is also accepted by visiting one of our offices.  Please tick the box at the bottom of the registration form if you wish to pay in person.  Payments are accepted at the Sale, Bairnsdale and Leongatha UnitingCare Gippsland Offices.  Click ‘Contact Us’ above to find your closest office. You will need to print a copy of the booking confirmation form and present it with your payment at reception.


Concurrent Sessions

Please select your concurrent session for both the morning and afternoon sessions from the options in the registration form by ticking the box next to each listing.
Some sessions have limited numbers due to space requirements.  If your selected session is full, you will be contacted to select an alternative session.


Code Morning Sessions Code Afternoon Sessions
M1 Moving Forwards and Healing from Trauma: a dance movement therapy approach to assist children’s healing from trauma – Sally Denning A1 Moving Forwards and Healing from Trauma: A Dance Movement Therapy Approach to assist Children’s Healing from Trauma—Sally Denning
M2 Early Childhood Education for Sustainability – Sue Elliot A2 Strong not Tough: Building Resilience across the Lifespan—Professor Paula Barrett
M3 Intentional Teaching through Play Based Learning – Sherry Hutton and Donna Burns A3 Practical support for high quality children’s education and care services across AustraliaRebecca Lloyd
M4 A  Journey Of Discovery—Michael Moyle A4 Vulnerable Families, Vulnerable early Childhood Educators a Complex Challenge in  Early childhood.— Pat Jewell
M5 Why don’t they Listen? —Leanne Potter and Rhonda Jackson A5 Creating Understanding and Healing for Vulnerable Children in Therapeutic Care – A Case Study—Lauren Short and Belinda Hill
M6 Building Resilience in Children and Families—Kathy Walker A6 The Vision of a Nature Kindergarten—Claire Warden

Terms and Conditions

Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of a registration must be notified in writing to Wendy McEachern in our Leongatha Office.  Cancellation prior to 22nd June 2012 will receive a full refund less 15% of the fees paid.  No refund will be given for cancellations after 22nd June 2012.  Unfortunately we are unable to process registrations on the day of the Conference.

Loss and injury

All conference participants are advised to effect their own insurance to cover all risks including (but not limited to) cost of travel, accommodation, conference fees, personal property, health and medical expenses, injury, death and all other risks.  The conference, host organisation and organisers will not be held liable for any claims under any circumstances.

Photo Permission

All Conference delegates are advised that the Conference will be photographed and video recorded and these photos and video will be used for quality, training and marketing of future Conferences by UnitingCare Gippsland.  Registration for the Conference gives consent to be photographed and/or video recorded.

You are required to acknowledge these terms and conditions during the online registration process.  Failure to accept these conditions will result in your registration being rejected.



Bookings are closed for this event.

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