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Here you’ll find resources and training for early childhood professionals across the world. Whether you're looking for full support, a little guidance to learn more about a particular topic yourself, step by step templates, tools, checklists and printables or even ‘done for you’ resources, you are in the right place.

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Keep It Simple Online Training Options

Here you'll find a collection of popular online courses, workshops and videos covering the practical learning topics, strategies and tips educators need to  increase their skills, knowledge and confidence as an early childhood professional.

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Easy To Use Editable Templates

Innovative yet practical PDF, Airtable & Canva Templates that save educators, leaders and teachers valuable planning time and make it easier to complete every step of the planning and documentation cycle.

 

No need to be good at design, formatting or even planning because all the hard work has been done for you based on my over 30 years of experience creating templates that make life easier when working as an educator across different settings! I've used them all.


Edit by typing into forms, adding photos and saving on your computer or device.  Or simply print, write and paste...there are so many options here for you!

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programs & plans

Make Writing Programs Easier

Let’s make program planning interesting and motivating for you again…

I know you’re busy and time for planning is limited - you want to spend less time on unnecessary paperwork and more time interacting with children or setting up environments and invitations to play that engage and encourage child led learning…

And that's why I’ve handpicked this collection of timesaving tools and resources that quickly give you the simpler steps and ideas you need to write play based, inquiry led, engaging programs linked to learning outcomes that will spark curiosity for children of all ages 0-8 years.

No more reinventing the wheel or procrastinating on extension activities each week!

Ready to compile your weekly, fortnightly or monthly programs in half the time? Browse the solutions I’ve brought together for you below and let’s make it happen…

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Simplify Your Planning: Documentation Made Easier For All Educators

Quality early childhood education relies on meaningful planning and documentation. However, for many educators, completing the planning cycle can be daunting and time-consuming.

This section of the Empowered Ed Shop provides resources and tools that simplify the planning cycle steps and documentation so it is not only more manageable but also more useful.

Discover timesaving templates to help record observations, document learning, plan activities, and track development. Courses, videos and guides provide strategies to make documentation meaningful, compliant with frameworks and most importantly…less time consuming!

These resources have all been intentionally created to solve the many practical challenges and time constraints that educators face when trying to close the loop on their planning cycle. Take the stress out of planning documentation, build your skills and boost your confidence with this collection of educator approved resources and training.

Begin working smarter, not harder when you have the right tools, examples, explanations and simple steps to follow…

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leadership & assessment

Become A More Confident & Empowered ECE Leader

Leading an early learning program and staff of educators is incredibly rewarding, but also full of challenges…How can you balance goal-setting, mentoring others, planning requirements, tech tutorials, professional development, and day to day operations while also facilitating effective communication, reflective practise, team meetings and prep for assessment visits when there doesn’t ever seem to be enough hours in the day?

The answer is you need practical, useful support options with timesaving ideas and step by step processes to follow and you’ll find those solutions below in this section of The Empowered Ed Shop .

Investing in your own professional development as a leader helps you stay informed about best practices in time management, planning, educational leadership and mentorship for early childhood settings, which can improve and strengthen your ability to manage these responsibilities effectively without burnout.

So let’s make that vision your reality with one of these resources….

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engaging activities & environments

Ideas & Inspiration For Playful, Inquiry Led Learning

As early childhood professionals we know that providing opportunities for play, investigation and child led exploration creates a spark that ignites early learning in young children. But that’s not as easy as it sounds - especially when you’re short on time.

This section provides thoughtful and easy to follow resources to help you design engaging environments and activities that align with key learning outcomes... and are easy to setup and pack away!


Real Ideas For Real Environments

Discover inspiring workshops packed with real examples from my own environments and activities, go at your own pace courses, and resource toolkits that make planning and setting up engaging spaces and playful experiences so much easier.

I’ve even included the innovative option of using our specially trained AI Education Assistants that will give you budget-friendly activities and ideas for materials personalised to what you currently have available…and the spaces you are working in. And all you have to do is chat!

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Stretch your budget further with these exclusive educator savings! This section helps you keep costs low while getting quality resources to nurture early learning and boost your skills as an early childhood professional.

Here you’ll find discounts on selected resources and be able to snag special limited-time flash sale deals before they expire.

You’ll also find some of the most popular of my resources bundled together in specific categories that support different educator and early learning service needs. Organisation, Time Management, Planning, Sustainability, Essentials, Planning Cycle, Getting Started when new – it’s all here to make it easier for educators to get on with the work they need to do.

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Nurture & Embed Sustainability Into Early Learning

As role models who are shaping our planet's future, embedding sustainable practice is a vital part of quality early childhood education. This section of the resource shop provides creative, easy to use resources with ideas, activities and strategies to easily integrate sustainability into your planning and practice.

Access planners, templates and keep it simple guides that focus on easy yet interesting ways to weave sustainability across environments, learning outcomes and daily routines.

I’ve ensured that these resources make integrating eco-friendly practices into your early learning program totally doable for busy educators like you. No need for an overwhelming overhaul of your spaces or all new materials - just simple, everyday steps to recycling fun and projects that set our youngest generation up for a lifetime of caring for our planet.

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A Beginner's Gateway to Digital Tools

This section of the resource shop has been designed exclusively for educators embarking on their digital journey (whether experienced or as a beginner).

 
It’s packed with innovative new workshops, AI Assistants and groundbreaking action guides that show educators how they can use AI to make their planning, documentation and assessment easier…without needing to be a computer or tech engineer!

 

Whether you're looking to integrate AI into your daily activities, simplify assessment processes, or create personalised learning experiences for your children, the resources in this category demystifies AI for the absolute beginner.

 
Gain confidence as you explore user-friendly tools, engage with interactive tutorials, and access a library of resources that simplify ethical AI use in your early education setting. Begin your journey with AI from someone you trust , and watch as it becomes a natural extension of your creative and educational toolkit.

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