Sunday, June 6, 2010

Brimbank Family Day Care Conference

Childcare workers were treated to a full and exhausting day of workshops. Organised by the Brimbank City Council, Early Childhood Services and held in the the fantastic Convention Centre at Vic Uni in Sunshine. My task was to facilitate a 90 min intensive practical session on the Art of Storytelling to pre schoolers. The participants came from a range of linguistic and cultural backgrounds and the children they care for add to the richness of the mix. These women, as well as raising their own families, care for children from backgrounds as diverse as Sri Lankan, Vietnamese, Maori, Samoan and more besides! Some of the children they care for are as young as two months old. Despite the w/shop taking place at the end of a long day, I was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of these women. They are professional, dedicated and passionate about their work. An inspiration.

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