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Woodwork in the Early Years – Hobart

April 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Enabling confident and capable children

“There is something really special about woodwork. It’s so different from other activities. The smell and feel of wood, sounds of hammering and sawing, hands and minds working together to express their imagination and solve problems, the use of coordination; all go together to captivate young children’s interest. It proves a truly unique experience.” Pete Moorehouse


This three-hour workshop will enable participants to build practical skills and confidence, whilst developing a deeper understanding of the benefits of woodworking with children. A wide variety of tools and resources will be supplied to maximise this learning experience.


Workshop participants will consider:

  • why woodwork in the early years?
  • adult’s roles in supporting learning
  • Workplace Health & Safety and understanding risk
  • useful tips – what you need, where to purchase and how much it will cost
  • project work with children.


This workshop will leave you with:

  • knowledge of tools suitable for different age groups and how to use them safely and effectively
  • confidence in promoting the benefits of woodwork to families and colleagues
  • a clear understanding of processes essential to delivering quality woodworking experiences in early years settings.


Facilitator: Scott Gibson

Cost: $75 (excl GST & admin fee)



The National Quality Standard:

QA 1.2.1 Educators are deliberate, purposeful, and thoughtful in their decisions and actions.

QA 2.2.1 At all times, reasonable precautions and adequate supervision ensure children are protected from harm and hazard.

QA 3.2 The service environment is inclusive, promotes competence and supports exploration and play-based learning.

QA 5.2.1 Children are supported to collaborate, learn from and help each other.


Australian Professional Teaching Standard:

APTS 3.3.2 Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.

APTS 6.2.2 Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice, targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.

APTS 6.3.2 Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice.



April 1
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Lady Gowrie Integrated Child and Family Centre
346 Macquarie Street
South Hobart, Tasmania 7004 Australia
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