EARLY CHILDHOOD ON STAFFORD
STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY
Desirable Objectives and Practices: 2, 10a, 11b
Education [Early Childhood Centres] Regulations 2008: Subpart 2 47 1e.
All Centre employees need access to professional development that develops professional growth and quality practices within Early Childhood on Stafford. Through responsive, on-going training, teachers will demonstrate an understanding of current theory and principles of learning and development and the different characteristics of infants, toddlers, and young children.
An Annual Budget will be set and all reasonable barriers to attendance will be addressed.
All staff will fulfill the requirements of the Appraisal Policy.
Professional development will be linked to appraisal and that priority for access will be given to staff for training in identified areas.
The Directors of Early Childhood on Stafford are committed to a professional developmentculture that encourages and supports staff to source and initiate relevant training opportunities.
Staff will be encouraged to actively share resources/practices/ knowledge gained from training/professional reading with their colleagues
Parents/guardians will be reported to regularly [through the monthly newsletter/website] on how the money invested in the training has benefitted their children
Copies of all professional development completed will be held at Early Childhood on Stafford
Adopted: February 2013
Review Date: February 2015
Policy in Action
If this policy is being effectively implemented then the following should be happening
Staff will be attending regular training courses that they have identified
The newsletter will state what professional development has been undertaken.
Reports of professional development courses will be placed on the website to be shared with parents and staff
Professional training will result in staff evaluating existing pedagogy