Routines and Transitions – 50 Ways to Build in Learning – Brisbane

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Venue Details

Brisbane International Virginia

Cnr Sandgate & Zillmere Roads
Boondall, QLD, AU 4034

1800 811 343

 Early Bird Discount Applies to this event – please see registration form

Monday 14th March 2016

2.30 pm to 4.30 pm


What’s it about

Routines and transitions are an intrinsic part of all early childhood and school settings, and it is likely that more than 50% of the time spent in programs is dedicated to routine and transition experiences, and up to 80% of the time spent with babies and toddlers.
This means that during the pre-school years in Family Day Care, Long Day Care and Out of School Hour Care programs, a child can spend up to 7,000 hours engaging in routines and transitions outside of their home environments. (Malenfant, N. 2008:7)
These numbers reveal and justify the importance of the role played by these particular times of the day and the necessity to spend time reflecting on the quality and effectiveness of routines and transitions in all settings.

Specific Learning Outcomes

QA1:  Educational Program and Practice

  • Examine current routines and transitions in relation to maximising children’s learning
  • Explore possibilities for collaborating with children and their families in planning particular routines and transitions to promote opportunities for children to contribute
  • Link practices to QA1 Educational Program and Practice
Presenter Biography
Caroline Fewster

Prior to developing Bond University’s Bachelor of Children’s Services’ program, Caroline Fewster enjoyed a long and varied career working with children in a wide range of Children’s Services’ care and teaching situations.  Starting out as a pre-school teacher in the ACT, she progressed to advisory and consultancy roles with regional and government education authorities.  Her experience encompasses all aspects of early  all aspects of early childhood learning, from classroom teaching to managing services and from educating future teachers to consulting and developing professional development programs.  She continues to consult for a range of non-government, community-based and corporate organisations, as well as local, state and the Commonwealth government.  As such, she offers early childhood educators a wealth of real world knowledge, combined with high level qualifications and superior teaching skills.

In 2006, then Assistant Professor Fewster received the prestigious Carrick Institute Award for Innovative and collaborative approaches to  learning in the field of Children’s services.”   Bond University “Working with Children” (2007)

As from July 2012, retained as Adjunct Professor at Bond University, Caroline is now exclusively devoting her time and experience by continuing to  work extensively with Children’s Services throughout Australia, developing customised professional development programs for early childhood educators  Feedback from these organisations indicates the success of the ‘wonderful, innovative and practical ideas that she demonstrates during the programs’.