Are you looking to build your cultural confidence?


Our range of live webinars have been designed to be budget friendly professional development for early years educators.

Based on a range of topics, these live sessions will support educators through challenges, practical examples and guided reflections to build cultural confidence.


Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives

Join Jessica Staines, Director of the Koori Curriculum for a live webinar on Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives.

“We know we should but we don’t know how!” is a common statement made by many well-meaning educators in reference to Aboriginal programs. When embedding Aboriginal perspectives, educators can be overwhelmed and anxious as they're so worried about doing the wrong thing that it becomes debilitating.

In this live webinar, Jess aims to build your cultural confidence and capacity by demonstrating ways to meaningfully and respectfully include Aboriginal perspectives in your everyday programming curriculum.

Limited spaces are available for each webinar, so get in quick to join Jess and build your cultural confidence and capacity.

Please note: the webinar will be live and not recorded.

Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives Schedule 2023

Date Time Duration

23/01/2023

12:00 PM AEDST

24/01/2023

12:00 PM AEDST

1 hour

24/01/2023

6:30 PM AEDST

1 hour

28/02/2023

6:30 PM AEDST

1 hour

04/04/2023

6:30 PM AEST

1 hour

02/05/2023

12:00 PM AEST

1 hour

09/05/2023

6:30 PM AEST

1 hour

13/06/2023

6:30 PM AEST

1 hour

19/06/2023

12:00 PM AEST

1 hour


Aboriginal Art in Early Childhood

Join Jessica Staines, Director of the Koori Curriculum for a live webinar on Aboriginal Art in Early Childhood.

Aboriginal inspired art experience in an early childhood context is so much more than just collaged red, black and yellow flags and cotton bud dot paintings. This workshop will inspire educators and open them up to the many possibilities of how they can facilitate respectful Aboriginal inspired art experiences with children.

Educators will acquire knowledge on both traditional and contemporary art practices and will be exposed to children’s literature and resources that support the inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives in their art curriculum.

Limited spaces are available for each webinar, so get in quick to join Jess and build your cultural confidence and capacity.

Please note: the webinar will be live and not recorded.

Aboriginal Art in Early Childhood Schedule 2023

Date Time Duration

31/01/2023

12:00 PM AEDST

1 hour

31/01/2023

6:30 PM AEDST

1 hour

15/02/2023

12:00 PM AEDST

1 hour

07/03/2023

6:30 PM AEDST

1 hour

11/04/2023

6:30 PM AEST

1 hour

16/05/2023

6:30 PM AEST

1 hour

06/06/2023

12:00 PM AEST

1 hour

20/06/2023

6:30 PM AEST

1 hour


Aboriginal Storytelling in Early Childhood

Join Jessica Staines, Director of the Koori Curriculum for a live webinar on Aboriginal Storytelling in Early Childhood.

This session will include:

  • The pedagogy of storytelling
  • Reflections on yarning circles
  • How to curate a holistic First Nations Library for children
  • Discussion about Dreaming Stories
  • Ideas for bookish play

Limited spaces are available for each webinar, so get in quick to join Jess and build your cultural confidence and capacity.

Please note: the webinar will be live and not recorded.

Aboriginal Storytelling in Early Childhood Schedule 2023

Date Time Duration

14/03/2023

6:30 PM AEDST

1 hour

20/03/2023

12:00 PM AEDST

1 hour

18/04/2023

6:30 PM AEST

1 hour

23/05/2023

6:30 PM AEST

1 hour

27/06/2023

6:30 PM AEST

1 hour


Building Community Connections

Join Jessica Staines, Director of the Koori Curriculum for a live webinar on Building
Community Connections.

In order to provide quality care to Aboriginal children and families early learning services should seek to work in partnership with other stakeholders and service providers in their community.

This webinar guides educators to map their local community and identify key services, people and places to connect with.

We will discuss community protocols and develop strategies so educators feel confident in how to begin their journey upon return to their early learning service.

Limited spaces are available for each webinar, so get in quick to join Jess and build your cultural confidence and capacity.

Please note: the webinar will be live and not recorded.

Building Community Connections Schedule 2023

Date Time Duration

14/02/2023

6:30 PM AEDST

1 hour

21/03/2023

12:00 PM AEDST

1 hour

21/03/2023

6:30 PM AEDST

1 hour

17/04/2023

12:00 PM AEST

1 hour

25/04/2023

6:30 PM AEST

1 hour

30/05/2023

6:30 PM AEST

1 hour


Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives with Infants

Whilst it can be daunting to embed Aboriginal perspectives in your program, we know it can be particularly challenging for educators working with infants. In our experience we find that many educators working with 0-1’s struggle to find age appropriate and meaningful ways to share culture with this age group.

Since becoming a Mum at the end of 2021 I’ve been thinking more intentionally on the ways I share my culture with my own daughter Shirley. In this session I will be sharing ideas and strategies that I use at home to embed culture in our play.

This session is suitable for:

  • Educational Leaders
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Infant and Toddler specialists
  • Family Dare Care Educators
  • Parents and Carers
  • Anyone interested in how to share Aboriginal culture with infants!

Limited spaces are available for each webinar, so get in quick to join Jess and build your cultural confidence and capacity.

Please note: the webinar will be live and not recorded.

Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives with Infants 2023

Date Time Duration

21/02/2023

06:30 PM AEDST

1 hour

28/03/2023

6:30 PM AEDST

1 hour

04/04/2023

12:00 PM AEST

1 hour

02/05/2023

6:30 PM AEST

1 hour

15/05/2023

12:00 PM AEST

1 hour

06/06/2023

6:30 PM AEST

1 hour



What Educators Are Saying

"Lovely listening & talking with you Jess. So informative & practical."

- Shaney Hyde


"The team and I have been inspired by both webinars and we will be using your suggestion to just focus on one area per person to helps us go further with including Aboriginal knowledge, culture and experience into our curriculum."

Radha Babicci

"Thank you Jess. Your session was so informative and interesting. I feel so positive about some amazing things we can do."

Natalie Bruce

"Thankyou for the terrific session – you really helped the team understand what we want to achieve and how they can do it!

Nicki Caddy

"The feedback from my teams has been awesome. Everyone learnt so much and we are all excited today about what’s next for us. I could have listened to you talk about your Aboriginal culture for hours and hours. So interesting. Thank you again."

Malina Newman

Are you wanting to respectfully embed Aboriginal perspectives in your program?


In my private membership group, The Koori Curriculum Club, you’ll get amazing support to assist in the development of your centres Aboriginal programs, with regular Member mentoring sessions, lesson plans and master classes.