Key Themes Discussed

Over the time of the Forum there were 3 key themes that arose from the

  • Resilience + Optimism – We discussed the issues including drought, bushfires and flood and the importance of ECEC services in many communities.
  • Sharing your voice – The forum is a place where you can speak out and share your visions, views and frustrations.
  • Wellbeing – Designed to be a space where delegates can rejuvenate, take time out and connect with each other.

Robyn Moore ↗

Connecting your voices together and
growing little people into BIG people.

Nathan Wallis ↗

The Growing Brain… Nathan talks about the neuroscience behind the growing brain.

Dr Johnathon Welch AM ↗

Learning about the importance of song and how it can bring people together. Johnathon is the creator of the School of Hard Knocks.

Event Highlights

Tailored Content Streams

Networking has long been recognised as a powerful tool for business people and professionals. This year at the Forum we have focused networking times to allow you to connect with each other. The streams are tailored to allow this networking to take place. We also included group sessions including; Aboriginal perspectives with Nat Heath, The Invisible Children with Fiona Phipps and Equine Therapy hands on presentation with Ansa Counselling and sponsored Keynote presentation; Trauma and Children by Professor Marjory Ebbeck.


Managers and Leaders

Delegates heard about the big pictures issues from Government & Leading Researchers. They participated in engaging and facilitated discussions and workshops with sector experts.

These are always fantastic… We have such an array of challenges, and it is great to discuss with those alike. ” 



Focus on sector developments and research that impacts on how you educate children in your location.

Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives
– I loved the sharing of ideas and being honest about what happens.



Hear first hand what is happening in the sector, network and connect with other administrators

Love, love, love that Administrators were included this year.
I now feel part of a very big team, who share similar challenges.

Play School crew launch ABC Kids Early Education website at Forum.

The CCSA Rural and Remote Forum dinner was the perfect opportunity to introduce the early education community to our useful new online destination. Participants made the most of happy-snapping opportunities with the much-loved Play School toys!

See the News Article Here >


Evening Event

Rural + Remote Forum: Looking Back

2019 RRF Forum

Dubbo Western Plains Zoo
28th February – 1st March 2019


2020 RRF Forum

Dubbo Rhino Lodge
26th February – 28th February 2020


2021 RRF Forum

Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains
21st March – 23rd March 2021


2022 RRF Forum

Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains
16th March – 18th March 2022