Free workshops for Early Learning Services in WA - updated program for 2023

With the support of Healthway and Lotterywest, the KIDDO program is offered to all ECEC services in WA in 2022 and 2023 at no cost. To help services and educators get started we are delivering free, interactive, fun and engaging workshops around WA. Tickets are limited, so reserve them now to ensure you don't miss out.

Perth workshops:

  • Currambine: Monday 13th February, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Get tickets

  • Leederville: Thursday 9th March, 6:15pm-7:45pm. Get tickets

  • Treeby: Wednesday 15th March, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Get tickets

  • Bullsbrook: Wednesday 26th April, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Get tickets

  • UWA, Crawley: Saturday 29th April, 9:00am-11:00am. Get tickets

  • Coolbellup: Tuesday 9th May, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Get tickets


WA regional workshops in 2023:

Workshops are being planned for the regional locations below. Final dates, times and venues are still be confirmed. Express your interest in attending by emailing admin@kiddo.edu.au with your service name and expected number of attendees. 

  • Albany - Wednesday 5th April, 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Esperance - week of the 22nd May
  • Kalgoorlie - to be confirmed
  • Busselton - week of the 12th June
  • Katanning - week of the 16th October
  • Narrogin - week of the 16th October

Online workshops:

  • Wednesday 22nd February, 6:30pm-7:30pm AWST. Get tickets

For Family Day Care services we are holding an online workshop specifically on how to implement KIDDO in a family day care environment. Book tickets below:


If your service is interested in hosting a workshop for more than 30 people please get in touch: admin@kiddo.edu.au  

What is KIDDO?

KIDDO is a physical literacy program, training and resources developed by the University of WA to provide educators and parents with everything they need to help children aged from 0-8 years to develop the skills and confidence to be physically active. 

KIDDO focuses on developing the capacity of educators in the ECEC sector to deliver physical literacy programs by providing them with the training and all the resources they need in one easily accessible location. KIDDO has been designed in line with the National Quality Standards and Early Years Learning Framework and research conducted around the program has shown that it increases educators’ knowledge and skills to deliver programs that encourage physical literacy as well as improving children’s skills and confidence.

KIDDO will provide at no cost to your early childhood service in 2023:

  • Face-to-face workshops and demonstration sessions in your town
  • Online professional development Certificate in Physical Literacy for all your staff – choose from a 45-minute short course or a full Certificate of Physical Literacy
  • Support and resources to implement the KIDDO physical literacy program in your centre – intentional teaching plans, active play inspirations, skill information, activity database, design your own session tool
  • 100s of physical activity ideas with supporting videos
  • Dedicated parent hub to support families to develop physical literacy at home
  • Access to the KIDDO milestone reporting tool

How can I claim a KIDDO Champion Pack?

All services who have at least two staff who attend a KIDDO workshop AND complete the online full Certificate of Physical Literacy will receive a KIDDO Champion Pack for their service. This includes:

  • posters
  • activity idea lanyards
  • hard copy activity binder
  • beanbags
  • skill teaching cue cards

PLUS your very own KIDDO signage for your service.

Image of KIDDO champion pack resources

 

Who can take part?

KIDDO has been funded by Healthway and Lotterywest to enable 950 Early Childhood Education and Care services across Western Australia to participate in the KIDDO program and access all the online training and resources at no cost over 2022 and 2023. This includes:

  • Long hours day care services
  • Family daycare
  • Parent & Child centres
  • Kindilink programs
  • Supported playgroups
  • Outside of school hours care

To learn more download the flyer

This project is supported by Healthway, Lotterywest, Goodstart Early Learning, Department of Education (Early Childhood), Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Department of Communities.