2017 Retreat Weekend - Summer@SydneyHarbour

The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) NSW is proud to announce and invite you to its 2017 Retreat Weekend - Summer@SydneyHarbour on 10-12 November 2017 at the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel!

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Over the weekend of 10-12 November 2017, registered participants will relax, learn, network, be challenged both personally and professionally about the latest in early childhood education and care, but most importantly have fun.

Friday Night Cocktail Event (10 Nov 2017)

The fun starts at Luna Park in Sydney's Milsons Point.
Enjoy unlimited rides and the excitement of Luna Park (so bring and entertain your inner child)!
Be refreshed and recharged with 2 hours of drinks and canapes at the Sonar Room, Luna Park from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Saturday Day Conference (11 Nov 2017)

Held at the famous Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel, Circular Quay.
An exciting range of early childhood education and care experts will deliver workshops and briefings through two streams (one for educators and one for approved providers).

Presenters/Speakers for 2017 Retreat Weekend - Summer@SydneyHarbour

  • Maggie Dent: "Dear Little Boys: Helping boys shine in early years".
  • Georgie Dent: "The truths about modern families".
  • Dr Aasha Murthy: "You're more than just a childcare professional".
  • Sandi Phoenix: "Balancing children’s natural need for freedoms and managing freedoms to achieve educational outcomes".
  • Jackie French AM: "Training minds and teaching daydreams".
  • Meredith Brown: “How the reportable conduct scheme helps to protect children in NSW”.
  • Phillip Malek: "Understanding childcare supply and demand trends and how to maximise your opportunities".
  • Bruce Coulson: "Staying ahead of childcare innovations and surviving competition and oversupply".
  • Lyn Connolly: "What are the key issues facing childcare providers in 2018 and beyond".

Saturday Night Harbour Cruise (11 Nov 2017)

Launching off Circular Quay at 7 pm (and returning at 10 pm).
Welcome aboard Captain Cook’s cruise liner for fun, frolic and networking like no other.
Experience amazing sunset and evening views that Sydney Harbour is world famous for while cruising.
Enjoy the gourmet canapes and unlimited drinks.

Sunday Half Day conference (12 Nov 2017)

Keynote speaker Georgie Dent: "The honest truths about modern families."
Followed by a panel discussion: "I support childcare more than you" featuring four influential women parliamentarians, conducted by Georgie Dent.

Interact with Trade Exhibitors (10-12 Nov 2017)

Every Trade Exhibitor will conduct dedicated 15 minute Soapboxes and interactive discussions on what they offer and how they can add value to you professionally and/or for your service.

PLEASE NOTE: All ticket prices include Australian Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 10%.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR TICKET(S)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2017 RETREAT WEEKEND PROGRAMME (4.4 Mb PDF)

 

2017 Retreat Weekend Summer@SydneyHarbour

10 November 2017

Friday

Time

Description

06:00pm – 10:00pm

LUNA PARK

Unlimited tickets to Luna Park rides

07:00pm – 09:00pm

Cocktails

Be refreshed and recharged with 2 hours of drinks and canapes at the Sonar Room, Luna Park.

 

2017 Retreat Weekend Summer@SydneyHarbour

11 November 2017

Saturday

Time

Description

7:45am – 8:15am

ARRIVAL

Tea & Coffee

8:15am – 08:45am

Exhibitors' Soap Boxes

15 minutes per exhibitor

8.45am - 9.00 am

Welcome by Lyn Connolly (President ACA NSW)

9.00 am - 10.30 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Maggie Dent - Dear Little Boys: Helping Boys Shine in Early Years

10.30 am - 11.00 am

MORNING TEA

(Including room layout changeover) + Exhibitors' Soap Boxes

11.00 am - 12.00 pm

WORKSHOPS FOR EDUCATORS

BRIEFINGS FOR APPROVED PROVIDERS

Aasha Murthy, ACEL

"You're more than just a childcare professional"

Meredith Brown, NSW Ombudsman

“Current & emerging legal obligations in child protection”

12.00 pm - 1.00 pm

LUNCH

Exhibitors' soap boxes

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Activities Workshop TBC

Hilary Knight, Childcare Concepts

"Understanding childcare supply and demand trends and how to maximize your opportunities"

2.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Jackie French

“Training minds and teaching daydreams”

Bruce Coulson, Kool Kids

"Staying ahead of the childcare innovations and surviving competition and oversupply"

3.00 pm - 3.30 pm

AFTERNOON TEA

Exhibitors' soap boxes

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Sandi Phoenix

“Balancing children’s natural need for freedoms and managing freedoms to achieve educational outcomes”

Lyn Connolly, ACA NSW

"What are the key issues facing childcare providers in 2018 and beyond"

07.00 pm – 10.00 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT HARBOUR CRUISE

Launching off Circular Quay - Captain Cook’s cruise liner. Enjoy the gourmet canapes and unlimited drinks.

 

2017 Retreat Weekend Summer@SydneyHarbour

12 November 2017

Sunday

Time

Description

8.00 am - 9.00 am

ARRIVAL

Tea & Coffee

9.00 am - 9.15 am

Welcome back by Lyn Connolly (President, ACA NSW)

9.15 am - 9.30 am

Prize Draws

9.30 am - 10.30 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Georgie Dent - "The honest truths about modern families and children."

10.30 am - 11.00 am

MORNING TEA

11.00 am - 12.00 pm

MC'ed by Georgie Dent

PANEL DISCUSSION: 4 women MPs (Tanya Plibersek (Fed ALP), Tanya Davies (NSW LIB), Kate Washington (NSW ALP), Lucy Wicks (FED ALP))

12.00 pm - 12.30 pm

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Event Properties

Event Date 10-11-2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date 12-11-2017 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-08-2017
Cut off date 03-11-2017 11:00 pm
Individual Price From $175 to $599 inc GST
$599.00
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