Bring the voices together.
INSPIRE. SHARE. ENGAGE.
28th February – 1st March 2019
28th February – 1st March 2019
The CCSA Rural and Remote Forum 2019 in Dubbo will provide an opportunity for early
childhood education and care services operating in rural and remote areas to
have a voice.
by Meg Mendham08:45 AM
by Tracy Mackey10.50 AM
Panel includes: CCSA, Royal Far West, Early Start, ECA, SNAICC11.30 AM
Facilitated small group discussions to identify needs and solutions, and determine top 5 priorities across each of these topics:
Our Workforce. Recruitment, retention and development
Policy and Funding: Managing Change. Creating sustainable services
Governance and Management. Issues and Solutions
Integration: Services working together to support children
by Dr. Sandra Cheeseman3:30 PM
Twilight tour of the Zoo (Group 1: 4.15pm and Group 2: 5.15pm)
Canapes, drinks and entertainment on the lawn
by Mem Fox
Book Signing after Dinner08:00 PM
by John Mason General Manager08:40 AM
by Deborah Yates
The National Education Initiative09:10 AM
Open Discussion with Other Services
Let the conversation flow. Take the opportunity to have your voice heard
Share your wins and suggestions09:40 AM
by Jane Hayden
OSHC and Long Day Care Services
“The Australian Government’s Community Child Care Fund” Presentation
Other Services Morning Tea and Networking10:40 AM
by Dr. Sandra Cheeseman12:00 PM
by Sandie Wong11:15 AM
by Meg Mendham12.20 PM
by Cara Rogers13:20 PM
Have the opportunity to meet and discuss your thoughts with leading figures from the early childhood education sector.
Network and celebrate at our Zoo tour and gala dinner.
Be involved and learn with the opportunity for each of you to contribute to the Forum.
Continue your contribution and thoughts as part of our rural and remote advocacy program on Facebook.
Any early childhood services and others who operate in a rural or remote part of Australia; including Centre Directors, Managers, Committee Members, and Approved Providers.
CCSA is the go-to organisation for best practice, leadership, governance, business support and workplace relations for early childhood services.
Book early as the Forum has limited numbers.
The forum is being held in Dubbo from the 28th February – 1st March 2019 over 2 days.
Registrations close Friday 8 February 2019.
Early Bird registration has been extended until Friday 1st February 2019.
The map and contact details are listed in the contact information. You will also receive a confirmation email with location map. You will need to organise your own transport.
The cost of accommodation and travel is not included in the event fee. We recommend booking your accommodation as soon as possible.
The NSW Department of Education is providing a limited number of travel subsidies to support attendance at the Forum. For more information and to apply click here.
If you cannot attend, you may nominate a replacement delegate at no cost. To change a delegate, please contact Amanda Marco on 1800 991 602 or 02 4782 1470.
The Forum exhibition spaces are open by invitation only. If you provide support to rural and remote communities and believe your service fits with the aims of the Forum, please contact us.
Yes, if you register before 19 January 2019. Select the CCSA member ticket when registering. If you have any other ticketing questions, please contact Amanda Marco on 1800 991 602 or 02 4782 14 70.
All payments are processed via Eventbrite. You can pay by credit/debit card or request an invoice when registering.
Yes. Full payment of conference registration fees must accompany your registration, or be paid by invoice prior to the Forum.
All tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by us, in which case we will make a full refund.
All sessions are included in the registration fee including the Forum dinner, twilight zoo tour and meals. Participants are encouraged to attend each session.
The CCSA Rural and Remote Forum is sponsored by the NSW Department of Education to support the professional development of Early Childhood Educators in rural and remote areas of New South Wales.
Membership gives you the benefit of our specialist knowledge in early childhood education and care – focusing on governance, management, compliance, business support and workplace relations.
Phone support provides our members with instant access to expert knowledge in early childhood education and care – especially in governance, management and compliance.
Specialist payroll and bookkeeping solutions for early childhood education and care services provide you with continuity, reliability and confident decision making.
Onsite training, consultancies, webinars and one-on-one telephone training will help your service realise its full potential, with a specific focus on your unique requirements.
Dubbo Western Plains Zoo
Obley Rd, Dubbo NSW 2830
If you have any questions about the event, please contact us directly.