Training - Professional Development
Learn how to use puppets in your teaching or therapy
Puppets for Learning presents sessions at early childhood conferences and visits schools, services and therapy centres to train staff. Training is tailored to your needs.
Kindergarten staff? Yes, you can use your SCHOOL READINESS FUNDING!
Lucia Smith from Puppets for Learning is a certified practising speech pathologist specialising in paediatrics, language and literacy. Currently, if you have specified in your 2020 plan to access speech pathology services using School Readiness Funding, can you use Lucia Smith from Puppets for Learning to provide that training.
Training sessions are customised to your centre's needs and focus on School Readiness Funding's priority areas:
communication (language development)
wellbeing (social and emotional)
access and inclusion.
You will hopefully see us on the 2021 School Readiness Funding Menu as Puppets for Learning.
We cater to your training needs
(Early Childhood to Early Primary School).
* Promoting Speech and Language*
* Enhancing Emotional Wellbeing*
* Encouraging Appropriate Social Interactions*
* Exploring Feelings*
* Behavioural Support*
* Developing PreLiteracy or Early Literacy Skills*
Lucia Smith from Puppets for Learning has presented for many varied services and has been invited to present at many conferences across Australia. These have included:
Uniting Care Gippsland Early Years Conference, Traralgon.
City of Yarra Early Years Conference, Melbourne.
Newcastle Early Years Conference.
Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation Literacy Festival.
Kooliang Dental Health Service, Mornington Peninsula, Vic.
Educator’s Big Day Out, NSW.
Victor Harbor Autism Conference.
Geelong Wool Museum. Geelong, Victoria.
Orbost Early Learning Centre.
Peninsula Health Allied Health.
Learning and Education Australia Conference, Melbourne.
Together We Grow, Early Learning Association Australia Conference, Melbourne.
Special Education Resource Unit, SERU EXPO, Adelaide.
Orbost Preschool, East Gippsland, Victoria.
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