Working with Vulnerable Children – Professional Development Packages for Early Childhood Educators

We support an inclusive environment where people of all genders and ages, people living with a disability, First Nations people and people from LGBTI and CALD communities feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas; knowing that these will be valued and respected. Our staff are well-informed and sensitive to lived experiences. They understand the complexities and challenges people face when accessing services. We are committed to working with you to understand your needs.


Bethany has developed a range of early childhood professional development packages designed for kindergarten educators. The packages aim to strengthen and further develop the understanding and professional practice of educators to better support children who have experienced challenges, trauma and adversity. It is acknowledged the unique role to play for educators in promoting resilience, wellbeing and recovery in children.

Bethany’s Early Years Professional Development Packages are:

  • Managing Anxiety in Children for Educators (Two modules available)
  • Trauma-Informed Practice for Educators (Two modules available)
  • Building Resilience in Children for Educators (One module available)

Each training package is theory informed with a particular emphasis on educator skill development, the use of relevant case examples to enhance the learning process and the provision of practical strategies for educators.  All packages are designed to support educators to build resilience, promote recovery and optimise educational outcomes for all children, regardless of their background and social vulnerability, so that they can reach their full potential and arrive at school ready to learn and thrive.

For more information about this program contact:

Bethany Community Support Ph: 03 5278 8122

Email: schoolreadiness@bethany.org.au