Munch & Move Healthy Eating and Active Play Conferences 2019-2020
Professional development to extend and reflect on your knowledge and skills
Early childhood is an important time to establish lifelong healthy eating and physical activity habits. You can make a difference to the health and wellbeing of young children in your care by attending a FREE Munch & Move Healthy Eating and Active Play Conference!
There will be 15 conferences held in rural, regional and metro NSW in 2019 and 2020. They will be open to early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in NSW, already trained in the Munch & Move program.
The conferences will provide professional development opportunities for senior staff and service leaders, with content tailored to suit directors, nominated supervisors, educational leaders and family day care coordinators.
Registration is open to one service leader per service, to allow for greater attendance and participation across NSW. A waitlist will be available for additional service leaders to attend (subject to approval).
The conference program will extend beyond the Munch & Move program training and focus on areas of leadership, including service management, having challenging conversations with families, and programming age-appropriate active play experiences.
Aligned with the National Quality Framework, the conferences will help your service meet the requirements of the National Quality Standard and the Early Years Learning Framework. They are also endorsed as NESA Registered Professional Development for 5 hours.
Dates and locations
To register your ECEC service, please click the ‘Register now’ link in the table below. Please note that you can only register for the conference held in your Local Health District (LHD) region.
If you are unsure of the region where your ECEC service is located, please click here to view a map of the LHD regions and search by suburb. If you would like to contact your LHD representative to find out more information, their contact details can be found here.
|LHD Region||Date||Venue||Registration open||Registration closed|
|Mid North Coast||20 February 2019||Port Macquarie Panthers||26 November 2018||13 February 2019|
|Nepean Blue Mountains||6 March 2019||Panthers Penrith Event Centre||7 January 2019||27 February 2019|
|Central Coast||7 March 2019||Mingara Recreation Club, Tumbi Umbi||7 January 2019||27 February 2019|
|Western NSW & Far West||27 March 2019||Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo||28 January 2019||20 March 2019|
|Northern Sydney||29 May 2019||The Grand Pittwater Function Centre, North Ryde||1 April 2019||22 May 2019|
|Illawarra Shoalhaven||12 June 2019||The Pavilion, Kiama||8 April 2019||5 June 2019|
|Western Sydney||13 June 2019||PARKROYAL, Parramatta||8 April 2019||5 June 2019|
|Hunter New England||3 July 2019||Quality Powerhouse Hotel, Tamworth||6 May 2019||26 June 2019|
|Southern NSW||25 October 2019||Club Sapphire, Merimbula||26 August 2019||16 October 2019|
|South Eastern Sydney||13 November 2019||Gymea Tradies||16 September 2019||6 November 2019|
|Sydney||12 February 2020||Pullman Hotel Sydney Olympic Park||2 December 2019||5 February 2020|
|Murrumbidgee||13 February 2020||Atura Hotel, Albury||2 December 2019||5 February 2020|
|Northern NSW||11 March 2020||Riverside Function Centre, Ballina RSL||13 January 2020||4 March 2020|
|South Western Sydney||25 March 2020||Campbelltown Catholic Club||27 January 2020||18 March 2020|
|Hunter New England||13 May 2020||Quarry Function Centre, Rutherford||16 March 2020||6 May 2020|
Click here for the Munch & Move Healthy Eating and Active Play Conference terms and conditions.
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Please see below for the Conference program overview:
|8.30 am—9.00 am||Registration|
|9.00 am—9.10 am||Welcome to Country|
|9.10 am—9.20 am||Welcome message and program overview|
|9.20 am—10.50 am||Session 1 – Service Management
|10.50 am—11.20 am||Morning tea|
|11.20 am—12.50 pm||Session 2 – Conversations with families
|12.50 pm—1.35 pm||Lunch|
|1.35 pm—3.05 pm||Session 3 – Programming with play
Dr Yeshe Colliver & Dr Luke Touhill
|3.05 pm—3.35 pm||Local Health District session|
|3.35 pm—3.40 pm||Closing address|
|3.40 pm—4.00 pm||Networking and afternoon tea|
Please note: changes to the program can be made at any point at discretion of the conference organisers.