CCSA has been appointed by the NSW Department of Education to pre-approved provider panels that support the development of the Early Childhood Education and Care sector in NSW.
As a recognised sector specialist, we are also contracted by other Government Departments to provide expertise in training and development as required.
Governance and Compliance
CCSA has been contracted by the Department of Education to provide professional development training on Governance and Compliance.
The training is available to community and mobile preschools.
Training and support will be delivered in a variety of ways, including face-to-face workshops, recorded video and webinars , and online toolkit and resources.
This program provided leadership development training to managers and directors, including team building and strategies and techniques for improving communication and reducing conflict within teams.
The program consisted of face-to-face tutorials and workshops, web conferences and telephone coaching and mentoring. Participants were provided with a range of printed and online resources including checklists, templates and other tools.
SRECS Transition Support Project
CCSA was contracted by the Department of Education to support State Regulated Early Childhood Services (SRECS), also known as out-of-scope services, in transitioning to the new legislation governing Mobile Early Childhood Services and Occasional Education and Care Services. The Children (Education and Care Services) Supplementary Provisions Regulation 2019 became law on 27th May 2019.
Operational Suport Program
The Start Strong Sector Support Program replaced the Operational Support Program (OSP). The OSP supported community preschools and mobile services to more closely align their businesses to the Preschool Funding Model and to enable sustainability over the longer term.
Preschool Funding Model
From September 2014 to August 2015, CCSA held a series of regional training sessions and webinars on the Preschool Funding Model (PFM). This training directly related to preschool funding, ongoing sustainability and viability, service design, and planning for the future.
Financial Systems and Processes
This program delivered support and resources to community preschools in financial systems and processes including bookkeeping, budgeting, accounts and payroll in an Early Childhood Education and Care context.
The program consisted of face-to-face presentations and workshops, webinars, and on-line and telephone support. Participants were provided with a range on printed and online resources including checklists, calculators, templates and other tools.
Start Strong Sector Support Program
The Start Strong early education funding reform package was announced by the NSW Government on 14 September 2016. Start Strong takes steps towards supporting better early childhood education outcomes for all children across NSW. The sustainability of services, and improved access and affordability for children and families are the key messages that underpin the program.
CCSA and CCCC were engaged by the NSW Department of Education to design and deliver the information and training package and one-on-one support for the Start Strong Sector Support Program.
Sector Development Program
This Program provided a flexible, responsive model to support the early childhood education and care sector and services in delivering on the Governments policy priorities. Among other outcomes, the Program supported the sector to embed policy and regulatory changes resulting from implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF), and assist in building the skills and capability of early childhood teachers and educators to deliver quality early childhood education pedagogy and practice that meets the NQF.
This training is provided by the Department of Education as part of the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector Development and Sector Support Programs.