Mastering Your Documentation - Starts 7th June 2022

An exceptional online conference for educators - at your pace!

Join us for 7 action-packed weeks filled with unpacking, playing, exploring, and discussing the documentation of children's learning, and the educational program and practice. 

You'll hear from a range of educators discussing planning and programming throughout different areas in the education and care sector including long day care, OSCH, Family Daycare, and kindergarten. You'll also hear from Janice and Michelle, two aboriginal women who have developed a framework to connect Aboriginal Culture, nature and spiritual perspectives.

This conference is for all service types

Practitioners from the following areas of expertise will be presenting...

  • Long Day Care

    Carrie owns and operates a long day care in Brisbane and will be sharing her unique and renowned methods. She is the creator of the ROSE way framework. She will be sharing her unique and renowned methods during her presentation

  • Family Day Care

    Tennille and Kellie are practicing FDC educators who are known within the 'Reflections of an Educator' Facebook group for their amazing contributions.

  • OSHC

    Angus Gorrie will share how the team at Camp Hill OSHC document and plan their unique play program for children. Angus Gorrie takes us through documentation from a Playwork lens.

  • Phoenix Cups framework

    Sandi Phoenix and Tara Hill will be sharing perspectives from the Phoenix Cups framework

  • Raindrops of diversity framework

    Janice Rocca and Michelle Raikuna-Jones will present ‘Documenting culture from the mountains to the sea’

  • Long Day Care, Family Day Care, OSHC

    Ange Day will take you on a journey to rethink a cycle of learning - Let's get rid of "the follow up". In this comprehensive workshop we will follow a real-life case study to cement the understandings of what a life without traditional follow ups looks like.

Don't miss the next intake for the Conference beginning on the 7th June 2022

Don't miss out on this awesome online course!

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A conference designed for educators, by educators

Learn innovative and efficient new ways to program and plan.

Do you need more confidence in your planning and programming? 

Are you interested in seeing how others are exceeding Australia's National Quality Standards with their work? 

Are you struggling to understand how to articulate your planning cycle? 

Do you want ideas to incorporate into your own unique way of documenting the educational program and practice at your service? 

Do you want to hear from experts about incorporating the perspectives of indigenous Australian people into your work? 

This course will cover all of this and more. You will hear from eight different presenters about six different topics. At the conclusion of the conference, you will be excited and inspired by your documentation.

Participant outcomes

This online conference will ignite your passion for planning! By the end of it you will...

  • Be excited to try new ways of documenting children's learning, and the educational program and practice

  • Be inspired by the unique perspectives of six different presenters with different expertise

  • Feel confident to create your own style within your documentation

  • Confidently implement new approaches and ideas to develop your own unique method of documentation

  • Have a deeper understanding about how to interpret and document play

  • Gain tools for embedding respect and understanding Aboriginal connections to natural environments in which we learn through play.

  • Have insight into many different modes of documenting the planning cycle

Conference program dates and time

Each day of this mind blowing conference has a total of approximately one hour video content, as well as resources and downloads throughout.

    1. Program

    2. Your Professional Learning Notebook - a free gift from ESRE

    3. Student walk through video

    4. Professional Teaching Standards

    1. Live webinar information and FAQ

    2. Carrie Rose Live Q&A 6:00pm AEST 21st of June 2022

    3. Janice Rocca and Michelle Raikuna-Jones Live Q&A 6:00pm AEST 5th July 2022

    1. About the presenter - Carrie Rose

    2. Intro

    3. Reflect

    4. Observe

    5. Slowdown

    6. Evolve

    7. The ROSE way overview

    8. Connect with Carrie Rose

    1. About the presenters - Kellie Bradford & Tennille Zammit

    2. Meet your presenters

    3. Intro: Documentation and the planning cycle

    4. Part 1: Kel

    5. Part 2: Tennille

    6. Plan like a ninja

    7. An ESRE documentation scrapbook download

    8. Connect with Kel & Tennille

    1. About the presenter - Janice Rocca & Michelle Raikuna-Jones

    2. Introduction with Janice and Michelle

    3. Choices Family Day Care journey to cultural diversity - a case study

    4. Case study wrap up from Janice and Michelle

    5. Clear water & cloudy water reflections

    6. From the mountains to the sea - reflection activity

    7. Exploring frameworks

    8. Closing comments from Janice and Michelle

    9. Connect with Janice & Michelle + Links from this session

    1. About the presenter - Tara Hill

    2. What is pedagogical documentation?

    3. Developing documenting styles

    4. Making discoveries through observations

    5. Using mind maps through the Phoenix Cups lens

    6. The Phoenix Cups Mind Maps & Scrapbook Series

    7. Poster

    8. Connect with Tara Hill & Sandi Phoenix from Phoenix Support for Educators + links

About this course

  • $198.00
  • 61 lessons
  • 7.5 hours of video content

Your Facilitators

Principal Facilitator Sandi Phoenix

Sandi is the founding company director and Principal Facilitator at Phoenix Support. Her framework, The Phoenix Cups, have revolutionised how staff not only work with children’s behaviour, but how teams view each other’s behaviour. The approach provides a framework of how to understand and respond positively to differences and conflict. The Phoenix Cups adds a new perspective to understanding each other and learning to work and live in harmony together.

Creator of the ROSE way framework Carrie Rose

Carrie Rose is a qualified Early Childhood Teacher,the Approved Provider and Pedagogical Leader at Rosie’s Early Learning in Australia. Carrie is the creator of the ROSE Way framework. This research based programming works by using a research and inquiry based approach to planning and fusing this with the children’s emerging play ideas. This framework will inspire and support educators and services in discovering their pedagogical journey.

Play Facilitator Angus Gorrie

Angus has been working in the education sector for 11 years and currently working as the Program Manager at Camp Hill Outside School Hours Care. Angus has a passion for authentic childhood development incorporating a playwork approach into the everyday program ensuring the end product is a genuine experience intrinsically derived from the needs of the children.

Senior Facilitator Tara Hill

Tara Hill is the inspiring multi-tasking Senior Facilitator at Phoenix Support for Educators. Her experience in the profession started in 2003 as an educator and then progressed through to a Nominated Supervisor position in 2007-2016 before joining the team at Phoenix Support for Educators in 2017. Tara uses strength based coaching during in-service mentoring visits to support leaders and educators to discover their potential to create change. Tara’s qualifications include an Advanced Diploma of Children's Services, Cert IV in Training and Assessment and is currently studying a Bachelor of social sciences majoring in Behavioural studies. She has a passion for inclusive learning environments that support children to develop holistically and advocating for the delight of childhood and supporting educational communities where everyone can thrive.

Family Day Care Educator Tennille Zammitt

Tennille is a Family Day Care Educator in the Somerset Region of Queensland. Her experience in the profession marks 25 years. Tennille has worked within Long Day Care before settling into her passion which is Family Day Care. Tennille was recognised as regional educator of the year in 2017 and 2019. Tennille is a rockstar and is passionate about programming and planning and currently uses ESRE productions series to document curriculum decisions.

Family Day Care Educator Kellie Bradford

Kellie is a Family Day Care Educator in the Bayside of Queensland Her experience in the profession started over 10 years ago when she opened her Family Day Care. She has never looked back. Kellie is passionate about programming and planning. She is a bullet journal guru and an ESRE Superstar. Kellie currently uses the ESRE productions series to document curriculum decisions.

Janice Rocca Consultancy Janice Rocca

Janice is an Aboriginal woman with Wakka Wakka (Central Queensland) and Kaanju (Wenlock River, Cape York) heritage. She is the company director of Janice Rocca Consultancy and is dedicated to embedding Aboriginal perspectives and learning opportunities in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector and other community-based organisations. Janice is a co-founder of the Raindrops of Diversity Framework. The collaboration of visions and skills has created this innovated framework for Early Childhood Education and Care Services. With previous experiences and research, the cultural framework was developed connecting Aboriginal culture, nature and spiritual perspectives by finding the common ground in multiple ways of learnings.

Kind-e-Play Consultancy.  Michelle Raikuna-Jones

Michelle Raikuna-Jones is an independent consultant from Kind-e-Play Consultancy.  Michelle is a co-founder of the Raindrops of Diversity Framework. The collaboration of visions and skills has created this innovated framework for Early Childhood Education and Care Services. With previous experiences and research, the cultural framework was developed connecting Aboriginal culture, nature and spiritual perspectives by finding the common ground in multiple ways of learnings. Michelle will bring her skills and experiences in mentoring teams to build respectful communities of learning environments and embedding meaningful programming across all age rooms.

Facilitator Angie Day

Angie Day has enjoyed a vast array of roles in the education sector for just over a decade. These roles include working as a nominated supervisor, primary teacher, national facilitator, practice coach and NESA supervisor. When reflecting on her early teaching experiences, Angie often references the fact that she was always 'an early childhood educator trapped in the body of a primary teacher' placing the rights of children at the forefront of her practice. Her pedagogy prioritises dispositions and a love of learning and fun as the foundation from which to teach. For Angie, teaching is about ensuring that as often as possible, education at all levels fits the learner rather than the reverse. Angie holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary education, as well as Cert IV in Training and Assessment and an Advanced Diploma in Business Management and Leadership.


  • Will I get a certificate?

    Yes. Certificates are auto-generated when you achieve 100% completion.

  • When does it start? and finish?

    You can sign up now for the very next intake. We recommend doing one topic a day and following the set program. Each topic is several short videos totaling about 1 hour per day. Each presenter will be available by live discussion chat on their scheduled day. BUT on the first day of the conference release you will have immediate access to all of the content, so you can choose to work through it at your own pace.

  • What if I don't get all the content finished in one week?

    That's ok. We give you a couple of additional 'catch up' weeks to watch anything you have missed.

  • What's the time commitment? I'm pretty busy...

    It's manageable. You'll need about 1.5 hours per day for the recorded and written content. If you miss a day, it's ok, you've got plenty of time with three additional 'catch up weeks' to catch up and revisit content.

Pricing options

The full conference is $198 per person. Please note - if you need multiple logins for your team, we have bulk buy options available.

Company packages

Do you require multiple logins?

We have a range of options for teams and companies who wish to arrange for a bulk buy of multiple logins.

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Professional Teaching Standards

This course links to the following Teaching Standards

Focus Area 1.1 

This course will be provided educators the ability to select and develop a range of teaching strategies to improve student learning using knowledge of the physical, social and intellectual develop and characteristics of students and how this could impact their learning.

Focus Area 1.2

The participants will develop their skills to evaluate the effectiveness of their programs by understanding how students learn and their implications of their teaching. 

Focus Area 1.4

Through the Raindrops of diversity session, educators will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the impact of culture and how to embed this into practice. Educators will develop a sound understanding of the impact of cultural identify and linguistic background. 

Focus Area 1.5 

Educators will develop an understanding of strategies for differentiating teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities that they demonstrate. 

Focus Area 2.3

Educators will have a deeper understanding of how to appropriately use the curriculum, assessment and reporting knowledge to design learning sequence and lesson plans. 

Focus Area 3.1

Educators will develop their abilities to provide set learning goals for individual children and provide achievable challenges for children varying in their capabilities and characterises. 

Focus Area 3.3 

Educators will develop a range of teaching strategies that they can utilise and embed in their practices. Educators will develop significant knowledge and skills, that will support their critical and creative thinking. 

Focus Area 3.4 

Educators will develop their skills and knowledge by recognising the diversity of the resources within their environment and how to support children’s learning. 

Focus Area 3.6

Educators will develop a broad range of knowledge and strategies to appropriately reflect and evaluate their teaching programs to improve children’s outcomes. 

Focus Area 4.1 

Educators will develop their knowledge by being able to identify appropriate strategies in how to support children within an inclusive environment. 

Focus Area 5.3 

On completing of this course, educators will be able to demonstrate an understanding of assessment moderation and its application to support consistent and comparable judgements of students learning. 

Focus Area 6.4

Educators will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the rationale for continued professional learning and the implications for improved student learning.