The National Practice Conference: Infants and Toddlers

The Practice Conference: Infants and Toddlers brings together a range of international and national speakers with expert content knowledge to help you connect theories with everyday practice.


Wed 10th Apr - WA - Perth: Karsten's Conference Centre

Thu 11th Apr - SA - Adelaide: Adelaide Pavilion 

Fri 12th Apr - ACT - Canberra: Novotel Canberra

Mon 15th Apr - QLD - Brisbane: Victoria Park Conference Centre

Tue 16th Apr - NSW - Sydney: Doltone House Darling Island

Wed 17th Apr - VIC - Melbourne: Novotel Preston Hotel

Thu 18th Apr - TAS - Hobart: Hadley's Orient Hotel

Working with infants and toddlers is a unique journey, requiring special skills and knowledge. If you've been on the lookout for a conference tailored to the needs of our youngest learners, your search ends here! The Practice Conference: Infants and Toddlers is designed to bridge the gap between theory and everyday practice, providing actionable insights to enhance your work with this age group.

Why attend?

  • Hear from a diverse line-up of national and international speakers with in-depth expertise in early childhood development.
  • Engage in meaningful discussions, share experiences, and learn from the innovative practices of others in the field.
  • Walk away with fresh ideas, a deeper understanding, and practical skills to elevate your interaction with infants and toddlers.

This is more than just a conference. It is an opportunity to enrich your practice, connect with like-minded professionals, and contribute to the evolving dialogue on infant and toddler education and acre. Don’t miss this chance to expand your horizons in the early childhood education sector. Register now and join us in driving forward the practices that shape the lives of our youngest learners.

Conference Program


Welcome and orientation to the conference 


Toni Christie: Respect and relationships: an overview of respectful practices with infants and toddlers


Meg Scott: Building citizens of the future through relationship pedagogy


Morning tea


Kelly Goodsir: A delicate dance between observation and planning




Michelle Pratt: Enabling well considered environments for infants and toddlers – your role in making them matter 


Louise Dorrat: Music is not an add-on: everyday music for infants and toddlers



  • 15 Apr 2024
    1 day, Mon 9:00 AM - Mon 3:00 PM
    • $510.00 incl. GST
  • 16 Apr 2024
    1 day, Tue 9:00 AM - Tue 3:00 PM
    • $510.00 incl. GST
  • 17 Apr 2024
    1 day, Wed 9:00 AM - Wed 3:00 PM
    • $510.00 incl. GST
  • 18 Apr 2024
    1 day, Thu 9:00 AM - Thu 3:00 PM
    • $510.00 incl. GST
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