Incredible Beginnings | Group Leader Training

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Start Date
Wed, 7 February 2024 - 8:30 am
End Date
  • Are you a leader of teachers and child-care providers of children aged one to five years?  

  • Are you interested in learning how to train your teachers in the Incredible Years Beginnings program?  


Join us for a 3-day basic training workshop where you will learn how to train others in the Incredible Years Beginnings programme. The workshop will be facilitated by Lee Taylor-Burt and Sheila Russell.    


Overview of The Incredible Years Beginnings programme: 

In this program, preschool teachers and early childcare providers get together to discuss and share ways to provide an environment that supports children’s optimal early development.  


Teaching methods discussed include:  

  • Using social and emotion coaching 

  • Nurturing child-directed play interactions using narrated descriptive commenting 

  • Proactive teaching with predictable routines and consistent positive behavior management strategies 


Training dates - you must attend all days in full 

Wednesday 7 February | Thursday 8 February | Friday 9 February 2024  


Session times: 

Each training day will start at 8:30am and finish at 4:00pm. All sessions will start promptly.  

This is an intensive, practical training workshop over three days. 'Completion of training' certificates will be given to attendees who attend the full course. There is an expectation that those who attend this training continue to work towards accreditation in the programme. Information regarding accreditation is provided at the workshop. 


Commitment required from practitioner: 

  • Attend all three days – if you are unable to attend all the days, please do not register 

  • Manager’s support for attendance at the full three day's training and subsequent consultation days and fidelity workshops 

  • Agreement to ongoing communication with Whāraurau on your accreditation pathway plan, support opportunities and progression 

  • Ongoing co-delivery of the IY Teacher Programme with another IY-trained practitioner 


Registration of interest closes: 15 December 2023, or earlier if capacity has been reached. 

Please note that you are registering your interest for this event. Places are limited and will be allocated after discussion with MOE as part of the selection process. Confirmation of training places will be confirmed via email after the closing date.  

Cost: There is no charge for this workshop and catering will be provided.  


More information about Group Leader Trainings can be found below

Incredible Years® USA website


For enquiries about this event, please contact Ashleigh Heath:

[email protected]

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Sheila Russell

Incredible Years Facilitator

Sheila has a background in early childhood education having worked as a kindergarten teacher and early intervention teacher in schools and preschoo

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Lee Taylor-Burt

Incredible Years Facilitator

Lee Taylor Burt is a mentor for the Teacher Autism programme in New Zealand.

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