Professional Development

Building skills and knowledge that promote curiosity, creativity and understanding


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STEM Detectives is a program that has been developed specifically for the Early Years Sector including Family Day Care, Long Day Care, Out of School Hours Care and Preschool Services. Our Professional Development sessions are flexible and can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

We are always creating new development opportunities, so if there is something that is not on our list that you would like to explore, please contact us and we can create something for you.

These programs can be delivered as either full day or half day sessions (twilight or evening sessions available).

So if you're curious about STEM join us for a fun and interactive session exploring STEM in the early years. See where you can find STEM in Early Childhood settings and how to identify it in children’s play.

STEM Detectives helps you identify STEM, and supports you in further scaffolding the children’s interest through play and inquiry based learning.

Build your knowledge and confidence and put STEM Thinking under the microscope…

The following PD Sessions are available, and the list is continuously growing!

Click on the links below for more detailed descriptions...

Introduction to STEM in the Early Years (3 hrs)

STEM for Under 3's (3 hr Session)

Ultimate STEM Environments (3 hrs)

Make Your Own STEM Resources (3 hrs)

Real World Sustainability (3hrs)

Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend sessions available.

Can't decide? - contact us to create a package that meets your requirements..

If face to face sessions aren't an option for you, consider our online training programs or webinars.

We also offer bespoke events if you'd like a session just for your team.

Examples of upcoming bespoke events

STEM Detectives | Introduction to Early Years STEM Melbourne - Thursday 3 January 2019

STEM Detectives | Make Your Own STEM Resources Melbourne - Tuesday 29 January 2019

STEM Detectives | Introduction to Early Years STEM Melbourne - Tuesday 25 June 2019

Hosting a Professional Development Session

We are always looking for Hosts for our PD Sessions. Here's what's involved:

  • Provide a venue for the session

  • A light snack (morning tea, afternoon tea or supper depending on the timing of the session)

  • Promote the session to your networks

  • A Screen / wall for presentation

  • Minimum of 10 participants is required

There are some great benefits for our hosts, including:

  • Your choice of the PD topic

  • 3 Free places if light refreshments are provided

  • Promotion of your service and the great work you're doing

  • Convenience

  • Access to reduced rate consultation by our RWL team (prior to, or after the session; while we're there)

RWL will:

  • Manage the bookings and payments

  • Promote the session through our growing mailing list and social media following

  • Provide fliers and marketing materials for you to distribute and display

  • Provide notes and access to online peer support / networking groups for participants

  • Provide Certificates to all participants

If you're interested in hosting a PD session we'd love to hear from you. Contact us at