Priority area: Wellbeing (social and emotional)

Coaching for early childhood educators with a focus on wellbeing

During Covid-19 Early Childhood centres are more complex than ever before. Our services function as a gathering space for a diverse group of educators, children and families all navigating their way through truly unprecedented circumstances. 

Join Chris Phoenix and Tara Hill from Phoenix Support as they place emphasis on the importance of practitioner wellbeing, and the wellbeing of children, particularly during these uncertain times. 

Through the exploration of the importance of our own needs and wellbeing, we can apply this knowledge to the children that we work with each day.

 

Now is the time to deep dive into your understanding of wellbeing beyond colouring books and motivational quotes.

Goals

In this bundle you will...

  • Identify the key elements of social and emotional wellbeing in relation to School readiness.

  • Consider the complexities of mental health of young children and how to best support their ability to form connections with their peers and primary caregivers

  • Understand the importance of building capable and resilient self-image in ourselves and the children we work with

  • Reflect on the power we possess as individuals to promote a harmonious and positive space for children to grow and develop within, thus feeling a sense of confidence when transitioning to school

Coaching bundle inclusions

Our packages include live webinar sessions, phone & email support, and a whole bunch of bonus extras...

  • Monthly webinars

    Join your wellbeing coach once a month to catch up with a community of like-minded educators and teachers. Together you'll set goals, discuss ideas, reflect and gain feedback. *

  • Wellbeing workbook

    Download a full colour, thoughtfully designed wellbeing workbook to document and track your progress. You'll also find loads more PDF downloads inside your login. **

  • Personal coaching calls & emails

    Your coach is on call. You can contact us any time throughout the year to make a 1:1 phone booking with your key coach.

Your coaches

This program is lead by Christopher Phoenix, Elise Waghorn, and Tara Hill, who will oversee a team of three other coaches. You'll be assigned a 'key coach' who will be your point of contact all year.

Wellbeing Facilitator

Christopher Phoenix

Christopher is the Wellbeing specialist for Phoenix Support for Educators (PSFE), as well as the company’s Business Development Manager.Christopher has a keen interest in health and wellbeing, and his passion for hypnotherapy and mindfulness turned professional after his appearance on Australia’s most popular national morning television show, Sunrise. Since then, Christopher has also featured as the Commonwealth Banks Australian of the Day, been interviewed on Australia’s most popular national radio station Triple M, has been the subject of numerous national and international newspaper articles.It is Christopher’s goal to increase wellbeing practices in the early education setting and is excited to be developing programs that do just that.Feel free to email Christopher (chris@phoenix-support.com.au) directly to see how his experience can aid you further.

Senior Facilitator

Tara Hill

Tara is the inspiring multi-tasking senior facilitator at Phoenix Support for Educators. Her experience in the profession started in 2003 as an educator and nominated supervisor. Tara's strength based coaching skills are exceptional. Tara LOVES programming and planning especially mind mapping and using the Phoenix Cups in documentation

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).

Time commitment? Looks great! But how much time will I need?

The answer is a grand total of 19 hours per person across the year

  • Course work

    Your self paced courses are the Workplace wellbeing program (5 hours) and the Educational Leadership & Behaviour Change online course (2 hours). We suggest doing these courses over 6 consecutive weeks. They will need to be completed by the end of March. Total : 7 hours

  • Coaching sessions

    These live online coaching and mentoring sessions are scheduled for 30 minutes each month from Jan-Dec. We suggest planning to attend most of these. Total: 6 hours

  • Reflecting and researching

    We suggest planning time to write reflections, research, plan and document for at least 30 minutes per month. Minimum total : 6 hours

Want more?

We have a coaching bundle for each priority area - or why not get all three in the Complete School Readiness Coaching Package

Sign up today - start later

Book your coaching package for 2021 today. The full package for the year is $1000 per educator. If you need multiple registrations for the same centre, contact us for a bulk buy discount code.

Fine print

A little more info if you need it...

* Webinar coaching sessions will be scheduled for a similar date / time each month. Sessions will be live and will not be recorded. We recommend attending at least 6 of these throughout your package but you are welcome to join every month.

** The Workplace Wellbeing workbok. Other downloads, handouts, and readings are developed by Christopher Phoenix and Sandi Phoenix.

*** You are entitled to a 1:1 coaching call per term, with a maximum of four phone calls. Additional calls can be purchased at an additional cost throughout the year. You can also book a face to face, on-site coaching day with your key coach at an additional cost. These are subject to availability, so we recommend booking early.