Sector Development Program

The Sector Development Program supports the early childhood education workforce through the provision of free training, support and resources to build sector capacity in alignment with Government priorities.

The priorities for the 2015/16 program were:

  • building social enterprise capability
  • embedding policy and regulatory changes
  • improving pedagogy and practice
  • enhancing the inclusion of Aboriginal children and hard to reach families in early childhood education.

The following organisations were providers of Sector Development Program services in 2015/16, and have produced a number of free resources for educators and services. See below for details.

Resources for: Community preschools, mobile preschools, long day care

Visit the CCSA website to download the following free resources produced under the Sector Development Program:

Legislation and the National Quality Framework: strengthening your self-assessment processes to ensure compliance and promote quality improvement 

PowerPoint Presentations:

  • Building the foundations for quality service delivery
  • Quality Area 1- Educational Program and Practice
  • Quality Area 2- Children's Health And Safety   
  • Quality Area 4 - Staffing Arrangements 
  • Quality Area 7 - Leadership and service management 

Resource Guides:

  • National Quality Standard: A guide to developing your Quality Improvement Plan
  • National Quality Standard: Quality Area 1: Educational program and practice
  • National Quality Standard: Quality Area 2: Children's health and safety
  • National Quality Standard: Quality Area 4: Staffing arrangements
  • National Quality Standard: Quality Area 7: Leadership and service management 

Social Enterprise: Preschool management and sustainability 

PowerPoint Presentations:

  • Social Enterprise: Preschool management and sustainability
  • Organisational Leadership: a shared role
  • Innovation: not invention but improvement
  • Measuring up: I'll show you what we've done
  • Resource Guide: Social Enterprise: Preschool management and sustainability

Recorded webinars:

  • Webinar 1 - Organisational Leadership: a shared role 
  • Webinar 2 - Innovation: not invention but improvement 
  • Webinar 3 - Measuring up: I'll show you what we've done

Resources for: Community preschools, long day care

Visit the Gowrie NSW website to download the following free resources produced under the Sector Development Program:

  • Continuous improvement fact sheet
  • Team meeting kit on engaging your team in reflective practice: step-by-step guide and meeting tools (including slides)

Resources for: Mobile preschools

Visit the MCSA website  to download the following free resources produced under the Sector Development Program:

  • Putting Vitality Back Into Viability
  • Family Engagement Handbook
  • Grant Writing 101
  • Reach A Little Further Part 1: Building inclusion strategies in a mobile setting
  • Reach A Little Further Part 2: Building inclusion strategies in a mobile setting
  • Unlocking Your Service Story

Resources for: Outside school hours care

Visit the Network website to download the following free resources produced under the Sector Development Program:

  • Management Matters newsletters
  • Regulations Revealed
  • Medical Conditions – risk management strategies
  • Guide to using the QIP template

Resources for: Family day care

Visit the NSW Family Day Care website to download the following free resources produced under the Sector Development Program:

  • Sustainability Webinar
  • Quality Improvement Toolkit
  • Child Safe Toolkit

Resources for: all service types

The following resources were created by the Elders and Aboriginal staff at Ngroo as part of the Walking Together Program. We thank them for sharing their knowledge.

Walking Together is a comprehensive program of social change needed for Aboriginal families to feel included, through which their Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal early childhood staff guide services. Participating services in 2015/16 were from the Gosford/Wyong and Dapto/Port Kembla areas, and were selected by the Department in close consultation with Ngroo.  

Resources for: Outside school hours care, family day care.

Click on the links below to download the following free resources produced under the Sector Development Program:

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