The first, and most important element of the Munch & Move program is staff training and making sure all your staff are familiar and confident of their role in implementing the program. We provide a range of free online and face-to-face training options and resources to directors, educators and cooks working in centre-based early childhood services and Family Day Care Service Providers/ Coordinators in Western Sydney to help you deliver the best program possible.
Whether you are new to Munch & Move, no longer have current staff trained at your service, or you want to refresh or extend your training, then we have an option to suit you.
- Western Sydney Workshops
More Western Sydney workshops will be coming later in 2019:
These 3.5 hour long workshops are for educators and directors to be trained in Munch & Move and be inspired with new ideas to implement back at your service.
- New eLearning Munch & Move program training
The Munch & Move eLearning program training contains videos, interactive activities, reflective practice questions and a discussion forum which will provide you with the knowledge, skills and resources to embed healthy eating and physical activity into your service. The training is self-paced (on average it takes approximately 3 hours) and can be completed over multiple occasions.
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- Staff Development Kit (SDK)
To ensure all your staff are aware and on board with the Munch & Moveprogram, it is essential that each staff member complete Munch & Move training. The easiest way to do this is by completing the SDK. Having all your staff trained makes it easier to implement and embed the program in your service on a daily basis.
Success of Munch & Move requires all staff being on board and trained in the program. The SDK assists educators who have attended Munch & Move training to share their learning and up-skill other educators and staff at their service.
The SDK is 7 online video modules that are about 20mins each in length. Each video module focuses on a key Munch & Move message including physical activity, healthy snacks, breastfeeding and appropriate screen time. They can be watched together by a group of educators during staff meetings, or they can be completed individually. To access the modules, click on the link and enter the password (provided to you by your support officer).
- Healthy Menu Planning Workshops
The Munch & Move program is offering free training in healthy menu planning for cooks and directors/nominated supervisors working in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) centre-based services across Western Sydney. Three (3) hour face-to-face training workshops will be delivered in Rooty Hill and Dundas in September and October 2019. Please note that priority is given to services who have not received this training before.
- Staff Orientation Checklist
We have developed a Munch & Move Staff Orientation Checklist for you to use with new staff to ensure they not only receive Munch & Move training, but are familiar with the resources available at your service, and aware of your service’s Munch & Move Action Plan.