Past events

Since launching in 2016, Committed to Childcare Conferences has held conferences and training across NSW, including Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong.

2019

4 April 2019, Sydney: Are we there yet? Understanding trans-generational trauma, cumulative trauma and mindful practices that improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.

Speakers
– Mary Jo McVeigh, director and founder of Cara House.
– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

15 February 2019, Newcastle: Thinking and talking about trauma in children, young people and their families.

Speakers
– Mary Jo McVeigh, director and founder of Cara House.
– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

2018

16 March 2018, Sydney: Supporting mental health and wellbeing in early childhood education.

Speakers
– Dr John Irvine, clinical and family psychologist, The READ Clinic.
– James Cummins, exercise physiologist, The Positivity Project.
– Val Tillett, educator and owner of Evolve Early Childhood Consultancy.

– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

27 July 2018, Newcastle: Mental health masterclass for leaders in early childhood education and care.

Speakers
– Dr John Irvine, clinical and family psychologist, The READ Clinic.
– James Cummins, exercise physiologist, The Positivity Project.
– Val Tillett, educator and owner of Evolve Early Childhood Consultancy.

– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

24 August 2018, Sydney: Mental health masterclass for leaders in early childhood education and care.

Speakers
– Dr John Irvine, clinical and family psychologist, The READ Clinic.
– James Cummins, exercise physiologist, The Positivity Project.
– Val Tillett, educator and owner of Evolve Early Childhood Consultancy.

– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

2 November 2018, Sydney: Thinking and talking about trauma in children, young people and their families.

Speakers
– Mary Jo McVeigh, director and founder of Cara House.
– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

2017

18 March 2017, Newcastle: Exploring and understanding professional, personal and cultural connections in the early childhood setting.

Speakers
– Jessica Staines, early childhood educator and Aboriginal programs teacher, The Koori Curriculum.
– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director, The Read Clinic.
– Val Tillett, educator and owner of Evolve Early Childhood Consultancy

28 April 2017, Wollongong: Exploring and understanding professional, personal and cultural connections in the early childhood setting.

Speakers
– Jessica Staines, early childhood educator and Aboriginal programs teacher, The Koori Curriculum.
– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director, The Read Clinic.
– Val Tillett, educator and owner of Evolve Early Childhood Consultancy

1 September 2017, Wollongong: Supporting mental health and wellbeing in early childhood education.

Speakers
– Dr John Irvin, clinical and family psychologist at The READ Clinic.
– James Cummins, exercise physiologist, The Positivity Project.
– Val Tillett, educator and owner of Evolve Early Childhood Consultancy.

– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

22 September 2017, Newcastle: Supporting mental health and wellbeing in early childhood education.

Speakers
– Dr John Irvine, clinical and family psychologist, The READ Clinic.
– James Cummins, exercise physiologist, The Positivity Project.
– Val Tillett, educator and owner of Evolve Early Childhood Consultancy.

– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

2016

30 July 2016, Newcastle: Continuing the conversation with early childhood leaders.

Speakers
– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.
– Dale Eadie, educator and owner of The Puzzles Connection and Puzzles Family Day Care.
– Vicki Fraser, operations manager, senior trainer and assessor at the International Child Care College.
– Glenn-Marie Wright, CEO of Yarran Early Intervention Centre.