Register for all three sessions in this series

From brain development, learning through sensory play, and schematic play, this holistic understanding of infant and toddler development covers a lot!

Webinar Dates

  • Brain Development in the Early Years - 7:00pm AEST 8th June 2022

  • Learning Through Sensory Play - 7:00pm AEST 22nd June 2022

  • Learning Through Schematic Play - 7:00pm AEST 6th July 2022

Your Facilitator

Facilitator Elise Waghorn

Elise Waghorn is a PhD student in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Her research project is investigating the everyday lifeworlds of children in Australia and how this relates and connects to policy and educational experiences with children in Hong Kong and Singapore. Elise’s teaching has focused on the ways in which early childhood pedagogical practices influence children’s wellbeing. She has worked within the early childhood sector for 13 plus years and has a passion for making sure children's rights are listened to and respected. For the last four years Elise has worked part time as a casual academic at a university. Her role involves teaching the Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary, and Masters of Education (Early Childhood and Primary). Elise started working with Phoenix Support for Educators as a part time professional development facilitator in 2016 and has an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical applications and research represented in The Phoenix Cups framework.


  • How long do I have access to the course?

    You have access to this series for 6 weeks. We estimate it will take you about 4.5 hours to complete the whole series, so we have allowed for 1.5 hour per week and an extra week for catch up for each course.

  • How do I get my certificates?

    To receive your certificates, you must click on 'Complete & Continue' on every page of each course. Once you've done this your certificate download button should come up in the top left corner of your course, where the progress bar is.

  • Who does this course relate to?

    The course is mainly about infants and toddlers but it could also relate to older children. You can ask Elise a bit more about this in the live Q&A session, or you can send her an email at