Membership & Events

OCCA invites all occasional early childhood education and care providers to become members of our organisation. As a peak body our purpose is to be a representative organisation that aims to provide information and dissemination services, membership support, resources, advocacy and representation, research and policy development for our members, parents, the occasional child care community and other interested parties.  Our main objectives are to liaise with and seek opportunities to meet with government and non government organisations and establish and seek out occasional child care networks and affiliations in Australia.

OCCA Membership Application

Annual General Meeting -AGM
When: Tuesday 12th May 2015
Where: Djanaba Occasional Care 90 Soldiers Rd, Jannali NSW
Start: 6.30pm
RSVP: occaust@gmail.com

Travel Grants available

Notice of 2015 AGM

2015 AGM travel grant application

Special resolution Mintues

 


Training opportunity for all new members!

OCCA is excited to be able to offer all new members access to a series of professional learning webinars.  Australian’s leading early childhood training and professional development organisation, ECTARC, has prepared four recorded webinars that will provide current, stimulating and informative information on the topics listed below.  The OCCA Professional Learning Series flyer can be downloaded here .

 


Become a member today!

Once you become a member you will be able to list your service on the OCCA website and access the online training. Simply email occaust@gmail.com to be sent membership information.  We welcome you to Occasional Child Care Australia.

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A Place to Be Me: Creating welcoming and intriguing spaces for children

Play spaces that are vibrant and responsive enrich the lives and identities of children and families.
This interactive workshop will explore the possibilities of creating spaces that invite interactions and advocate for the child’s right for moments of solitude.

Participants will reflect on how space design can foster a sense of belonging and identity. Together, we will investigate imaginative ways of utilising cost effective resources within both indoor and outdoor environments.


Guiding Children’s Behaviour

This interactive workshop provides participants with the opportunity to critically reflect on their current behaviour guidance techniques. Participants will explore practical strategies to promote positive behaviours and create purposeful learning environments for children in Early Education and Care settings.

This workshop has a strong focus on the National Quality Framework including Quality Area 5.


Embracing ‘The Early Years Learning Framework

The Early Years Learning Framework provides educators with a common language to use when working with young children, however making that start can pose many challenging questions. How do we get all educators on board? How can we relate it to our setting? How can we share the information with families?

This professional session explores one service’s journey in how they embraced the Early Years Learning Framework. It provides opportunities for discussion on Belonging, Being and Becoming, the Principles, Practices and Learning Outcomes.


Communication and Team Building

Communication skills are essential for early childhood educators. This workshop is designed to highlight the importance of quality communication when working in early childhood. The workshop provides information on how to communicate effectively with others and the importance of working as a team.

This workshop explores:

  • Two-way communication
  • Communication barriers
  • Improving communication
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution

Enjoy the benefits of OCCA membership today. Make new connections and friends to support you, your educators and your families.  Email occaust@gmail.com to become a member today.

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Does your service have a upcoming event? Contact OCCA at occaust@gmail.com  to add your event.