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Professional Development ECE Workshops

Affordable Professional development workshops for early childhood education teachers and educators that are suitable for all service types in early childhood education in Aotearoa/New Zealand


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Focused workshops for promoting better discussion

At Senior Teacher Live we keep our workshop groups small, between 10 to 20, to allow for good discussion from all attendees. If a workshop is fully subscribed and there are additional expressions of interest we may offer it again in the same year to accomodate current interests.

Our workshops are written and delivered by our experienced team who have over 50 years experience in Early Childhood Education in New Zealand.

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Our customers agree, we deliver on every level

Our workshops and programmes deliver quality professional development for modern learning practices. Our customers agree:

"Had an amazing online workshop with my teaching team delivered by Louise. She is a very competent and engaging facilitator with great practical knowledge. There were plenty of opportunity to share personal experiences and discuss them which made the course like it was customised for us. I have also received plenty resources emailed afterwards, which I'm very grateful. Thank you Louise and Nadia."

"So wonderful to have this opportunity to attend. I really enjoyed the time. Karin was amazing and spoke in such an easy to understand way. I loved how she personalised the questions and explanations to the level of each attendee. And I very much appreciated her positiveness and smiles all throughout. Thank you for such an informative session and the free resources. Highly recommend to all teachers!!"

"Thank you for the awesome workshop with Louise Strode-Penny on social competency. It was informative and interactive and I really enjoyed it. I have taken away with me so many wonderful ideas and strategies and I can't wait to try them out. Thank you again for this opportunity!"

"Great to be able to do online and lots of interesting and relevant info and chats that we can instantly implement at work. Thanks so much."

"A great workshop carried by Louise. Easy to understand, great ideas, very informative and interactive. Was able to put our own experiences across and be facilitated on that which was very helpful. Highly recommend Senior Teacher!"

"It is very productive and useful workshops. Easier to communicate to someone who really understand our industry familiar with our on going challenge that we facing. Highly recommend to all of the teachers, manager & business owner & directors."

"Great to be able to do professional development online that is interactive with Louise and the other participants. Good conversations with ideas and tips shared from all different centres and perspectives."

"The bi-cultural course that I did online was really inspirational. The facilitator was passionate about the topic, knowledgable and able to communicate it a user-friendly way so that I was inspired and have taken the things I've learnt and put them into practice in my centre."

"I have learnt to make Social stories to support our planning. Looking after families who are non English speaking, or use English as second language is good point to share with my colleagues. Also to develop our understanding of child rearing practices in different cultures, I may encourage my colleagues to share their early childhood stories."

"It was relaxing and informative, I think they organised very well."

"It was great PLD that opened up my mind to understand Maori and Pacific ways of being, knowing and doing. Great location and timing."

"I felt all aspects were considered right down to parking, food and drinks. Content was relevant loads of resources, thank you."

"Have this programme more frequently so others can learn from it."

"Thank you for the inspiring, fun and informative workshop. Really appreciated how much effort the presenters put in. Could tell how reflective they were and that there was a culture of improvement too. Great delivery, very personalised, Thank you."

"Kirstin has planned the session to perfection, I’m glad I could attend."

"Fantastic advice and feedback offered and taken on board. Truly caring staff that went above and beyond. The knowledge and information was current and very helpful to help grow with the education sector."

"Had an amazing opportunity to join in 2 workshops where facilitators and mentors were informative and passionate in their fields. I loved how I could relate to the material being presented but also reflect on my practice in the setting - thank you Senior Teacher"

"High class PD online with Louise. Well delivered and was easy to understand and interact with other participants. Highly recommend Senior Teacher."

"Fabulous PD with people who really care and are passionate about their work. The resources they share are fantastic and abundant."

"Thank you Louise for the workshop we attended for "Social and emotional competency". It was really nice to discuss and share ideas and understandings as a team and have clarification around queries that we had in this area. The resources that you have sent through will support and strengthen our practice. It was easy to access and follow with a good steady pace and in a methodological manner. I will definitely be interested in attending more online workshops. Nga mihi nui"

"Great workshops, interactive with practical advice."

"Small numbers, great venue, lovely food, very knowledgeable facilitators, open to feedback and changed things from one workshop to the next, Walked away with new knowledge and resources to use with my team. Highly recommend, and will be looking for more pd with Senior Teacher."

"This workshop was very useful and was nice to be able to have a face to face webinar with other experienced ECE teachers. I look forward to seeing what other workshops Senior Teacher has to offer to gain further tools for my ever growing "teacher toolbox". Thanks again."


Our Workshops

Booking is simple, select your workshops and purchase to confirm your place. Workshops cost $150 +GST and run for six hours and are completed in a day, or over two consecutive evenings. Workshops start at 9:00am and finish at 4:00pm and include full access to workshop resources.

Our express live webinar workshops cost $50 +GST and run for 4 hours and are usually held in the evening. Express workshops include access to a limited amount of workshop resources.

We also have two options for online workshops, live webinar and video on demand. With our webinar series you join a live workshop and interact with the facilitators and other attendees in the room in real time. With our video on demand workshops you watch and learn when it is most convenient for you. Our online options are designed to give you to access to our professional development workshops wherever you are.

If you are part of a service and have more than five teachers interested in our live webinar workshops, please email us on register@seniorteacher.co.nz for our special service price.


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Passionate about quality early childhood education


Passionate about quality early childhood education and quality professional development opportunities, Kirstin and her team have provided professional development in the Early Childhood Education sector for over 15 years.

Kirstin is currently a provider for the Ministry of Education SELO programmes (Strengthening Early Learning Opportunities) and is also a developer for the e-learning platform seniorteacher.co.nz. Facilitating ECE professional development and driving forward quality continues to be both a professional and personal passion for her.

Early Childhood Education doesn’t need to be a maze, let Senior Teacher Live guide you through your professional development journey.


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The experience to deliver your ECE workshops


Our experienced team of facilitators have worked in the education sector for many years, giving them a wealth of experience to bring to your ECE workshops. Their combined breadth of knowledge is vast, which gives you access to some of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in the industry today. Learn more about our facilitators.



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Paraparaumu 5032

Phone
027 375 5814 or text us to request a callback

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Testimonials

"Had an amazing online workshop with my teaching team delivered by Louise. She is a very competent and engaging facilitator with great practical knowledge. There were plenty of opportunity to share personal experiences and discuss them which made the course like it was customised for us. I have also received plenty resources emailed afterwards, which I'm very grateful. Thank you Louise and Nadia."

"So wonderful to have this opportunity to attend. I really enjoyed the time. Karin was amazing and spoke in such an easy to understand way. I loved how she personalised the questions and explanations to the level of each attendee. And I very much appreciated her positiveness and smiles all throughout. Thank you for such an informative session and the free resources. Highly recommend to all teachers!!"

"Thank you for the awesome workshop with Louise Strode-Penny on social competency. It was informative and interactive and I really enjoyed it. I have taken away with me so many wonderful ideas and strategies and I can't wait to try them out. Thank you again for this opportunity!"

"Great to be able to do online and lots of interesting and relevant info and chats that we can instantly implement at work. Thanks so much."

"A great workshop carried by Louise. Easy to understand, great ideas, very informative and interactive. Was able to put our own experiences across and be facilitated on that which was very helpful. Highly recommend Senior Teacher!"

"It is very productive and useful workshops. Easier to communicate to someone who really understand our industry familiar with our on going challenge that we facing. Highly recommend to all of the teachers, manager & business owner & directors."

"Great to be able to do professional development online that is interactive with Louise and the other participants. Good conversations with ideas and tips shared from all different centres and perspectives."

"The bi-cultural course that I did online was really inspirational. The facilitator was passionate about the topic, knowledgable and able to communicate it a user-friendly way so that I was inspired and have taken the things I've learnt and put them into practice in my centre."

"I have learnt to make Social stories to support our planning. Looking after families who are non English speaking, or use English as second language is good point to share with my colleagues. Also to develop our understanding of child rearing practices in different cultures, I may encourage my colleagues to share their early childhood stories."

"It was relaxing and informative, I think they organised very well."

"It was great PLD that opened up my mind to understand Maori and Pacific ways of being, knowing and doing. Great location and timing."

"I felt all aspects were considered right down to parking, food and drinks. Content was relevant loads of resources, thank you."

"Have this programme more frequently so others can learn from it."

"Thank you for the inspiring, fun and informative workshop. Really appreciated how much effort the presenters put in. Could tell how reflective they were and that there was a culture of improvement too. Great delivery, very personalised, Thank you."

"Kirstin has planned the session to perfection, I’m glad I could attend."

"Fantastic advice and feedback offered and taken on board. Truly caring staff that went above and beyond. The knowledge and information was current and very helpful to help grow with the education sector."

"Had an amazing opportunity to join in 2 workshops where facilitators and mentors were informative and passionate in their fields. I loved how I could relate to the material being presented but also reflect on my practice in the setting - thank you Senior Teacher"

"High class PD online with Louise. Well delivered and was easy to understand and interact with other participants. Highly recommend Senior Teacher."

"Fabulous PD with people who really care and are passionate about their work. The resources they share are fantastic and abundant."

"Thank you Louise for the workshop we attended for "Social and emotional competency". It was really nice to discuss and share ideas and understandings as a team and have clarification around queries that we had in this area. The resources that you have sent through will support and strengthen our practice. It was easy to access and follow with a good steady pace and in a methodological manner. I will definitely be interested in attending more online workshops. Nga mihi nui"

"Great workshops, interactive with practical advice."

"Small numbers, great venue, lovely food, very knowledgeable facilitators, open to feedback and changed things from one workshop to the next, Walked away with new knowledge and resources to use with my team. Highly recommend, and will be looking for more pd with Senior Teacher."

"This workshop was very useful and was nice to be able to have a face to face webinar with other experienced ECE teachers. I look forward to seeing what other workshops Senior Teacher has to offer to gain further tools for my ever growing "teacher toolbox". Thanks again."


Covid-19 Update

We will be restarting venue based workshops in the Auckland and Waikato regions again soon. We will continue to offer online workshops for those outside these regions and for those who prefer not to attend in person. Learn more about our online workshops here.

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