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Welcome to the April edition of Inclusion News.

This month we are putting the spotlight on environments.  As stated in Quality Area 3 of the National Quality Framework "The way that the environment is designed, equipped and organised determines the way that the space and resources are used and has the potential to maximise children's engagement and level of positive experience and inclusive relationships".  The environment is truly a "third" teacher and can assist and support so may aspects involved in the education and care of children.

Our first article discusses how to create enabling environments.  It brings together principles from previous newsletters and discusses how learning is best fostered by the spaces we create for and with the children.

The second article looks at the simultaneous indoor and outdoor programs.  It highlights the importance of setting these environments up with learning and educator's active engagement in mind.

The article Natural Environments from the Department of Education and Training Victoria explores how the natural environment can be incorporated into education and care settings.  The article has pages of photos for educators to explore and be inspired by.

We have a number of links to upcoming Professional Development opportunities, so please ensure to check these out.

Once again, we welcome any feedback around information you would like to see within Inclusion News.  Any suggestions can be sent to or talk to your Inclusion Professional.


Creating Enabling Environments


The environment is a vital aspect in every child's learning.  Many people liken the physical environment as the "third" teacher.  The following article is from The Early Years Learning Framework Professional Learning Program.




An Environment for Learning


Simultaneous indoor/outdoor environments have often challenged services and educators.  The following article from The Early Years Learning Framework Professional Learning Program discusses this topic and prompts critical reflection for services to consider.




Natural Environments


The following article comes from Department of Education and training Victoria.  It promotes natural environments, providing some important information and photos for inspiration.




Upcoming Community Professional Development Opportunities


Understanding Attachment and the Impact of Trauma on the Infant Child

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) are conducting this sessions where participants will gain a better understanding of the infants experience when they are exposed to trauma and how to support the parent-infant relationship.

Please click on the link below for further information and to register



St Giles - Language and Interaction Training

St Giles has a Hanen training series based on Learning Language and Loving it for Early Childhood Educators and Teachers.
If you would like more information, or wish to register, then please follow the link below



Marte Meo Practitioner Training

Gowrie Training and Consultancy are running a third round of Marte Meo Practitioner Training beginning this May.
If you are interested, or wish to register, please follow the link below.



Health and Wellbeing - Burnie

In an increasingly busy society, many children are going to bed later, having difficulties with self-regulation and spending less time engaging in physical activity. What effect is this having, what are we seeing and what can we do to ensure we are setting the scene to enable the resilient child?

This workshop will provide participants with a range of insightful provocations, practical skills and techniques to inspire change and promote child vitality.




Autism Tasmania Training

Autism Tasmania are conducting two professional development workshops:
1. Understanding Autism and Best Practice Support
Increase levels of understanding, boost confidence and equip people with ways of applying evidence based strategies within their current roles.
2. Positive Behaviour Support
Evidence based practice for supporting people with autism

If you are interested in these workshops, then please click on the relevant links below for more information and registration details.




Little Scientist STEM Water Workshops

Have you ever met a child who is not fascinated by water?  From ice blocks to raindrops, children love to explore water from an early age.

This workshop is being run statewide, so please click on the relevant link to gain more information and to book your place






Please note Lady Gowrie Tasmania Inclusion Agency has offices in all three regions of the state, however, as Inclusion Professionals work predominately in early childhood and child care services across the state, please direct any inquiries to head office where we can ensure a timely reply to your enquiry.

Operational Hours

Operating 51 weeks of the year

Monday to Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm (Head Office)

After hours by arrangement

Head Office
346 Macquarie St,
South Hobart, TAS, 7004.

1800 647 718
6230 6840

Regional Offices
56 Frederick St, Launceston, Tas, 7250.
6324 1360   
11 Queen St, Burnie, Tas, 7320.
6431 302



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