Forum Exhibitors

The exhibitors at the upcoming forum offer a range of sector-specific resources and services designed to support professional development and educational programs. They bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in their respective areas, and offer high-quality resources and tools to help services achieve their goals. Whether it’s curriculum materials, training programs, or innovative technology solutions, these exhibitors offer a wide variety of resources that are tailored to the needs of the ECEC sector.

Be You: mental health in education initiative

Be You is the national mental health in education initiative delivered by Beyond Blue, in collaboration with Early Childhood Australia and headspace.

Be You supports educators from early learning services and schools to develop a positive, inclusive and resilient learning community where every child, young person, educator and family can achieve their best possible mental health.


Coverite Projects: Your Comprehensive Partner for Early Childhood Centre Growth

In the realm of early childhood education, every detail matters – from the physical space to the philosophy it embodies. At Coverite Projects, we’re not just builders; we’re partners in your journey, committed to elevating Early Childhood Centres to their utmost potential.

Here’s how we pave the way for your centre’s evolution:

  • Site/Land Research & Acquisition: We kickstart your expansion dreams by pinpointing the ideal land or site that aligns with your vision and growth trajectory.
  • Concept and Architectural Design: With a deep understanding of early learning dynamics, our design team crafts spaces that resonate with curiosity, exploration, and safety.
  • Project Management: Our seasoned experts oversee every phase, ensuring timely execution, budget adherence, and quality that’s second to none.
  • Turn Key Construction: From laying the foundation to the finishing touches, we provide a seamless construction experience, handing over ready-to-occupy, state-of-the-art centres.

Let’s create spaces where young minds thrive and imaginations soar. Partner with Coverite Projects, and let’s make every square foot count!

ECTARC – Early Childhood Education Services & Training

ECTARC is a community owned, not for profit organisation that has successfully managed education and care services in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven for over 34 years. ECTARC is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that specialises and champions excellence in early childhood education and care training and professional development across Australia. ECTARC was recently announced 2022 NSW Large Training Provider of the Year


At HESTA, we invest in and for people who make our world better. Super with impact is the positive outcome we create by supporting our members to face the future with confidence, being a gutsy advocate for a fair and healthy community and delivering investment excellence with impact. Over 35 years, the Fund has built deep relationships across the health and community services sector, contributing to a strong understanding of our more than one million members, around 80 per cent of whom are women.

HESTA is proud of our enduring partnership with the healthcare sector and recognise the contributions and impact these professionals make each day to support our communities and keep our nation safe and healthy.

HESTA ABN 64 971 749 321  is issued by H.E.S.T. Australia Ltd ABN 66 006 818 695 AFSL 235249. Consider whether this product is appropriate for you by reading the PDS and Target Market Determination at For more information on Super with impact, see

Inspired EC

Inspired EC is an Early Childhood Training and Consultancy Service, specialising in providing ongoing support with an attitude of growth, fun and connection. Inspired EC has evolved into an organisation that works closely with educators and services around Australia and internationally, providing training, resources, consultancy services and much more.

In addition, previously working as educators, nominated supervisors and educational leaders, Inspired EC’s directors Tash Treveton and Nicole Halton are the approved providers for Inspired Family Day Care and Inspired OSHC – services that we started due to demand for nature based, risk friendly and community focused childcare.


The IEU NSW/ACT is the union that represents teachers in non-government preschools and long day care centres. We are dedicated to securing better pay and conditions for our early childhood teachers, with our main goal to achieve pay parity with teachers in primary and secondary schools. Many of our members, have negotiated agreements with us and are enjoying the comparable pay and conditions as teachers in other sectors. 

The IEU provides Industrial advice to our members on all work-related issues such as, child protection matters, workers compensation, workplace health and safety and work performance. Our members get support and advice on Teacher Accreditation and access to accredited PD specifically for early childhood teachers.

Kids and Traffic

Funded by Transport for NSW, in partnership with Macquarie University, Kids and Traffic aims to achieve improvements in young children’s safety in the short term and develop safe community attitudes to road use in the long term.

Kids and Traffic provides professional development, road safety information, resources, advice and support to educators,management, staff and families in early childhood services.

Life Ed

Life Ed NSW is the state’s largest independent provider of preventative health education to children and young people. With the help of its iconic mascot, Healthy Harold the giraffe, Life Ed has been empowering children and young to make safer and healthy choices for more than 40 years. Life Ed works in more than 2,200 early learning centres and schools across NSW and the ACT, with approximately 280,000 children participating in their preventative health and wellbeing education program each year.

The Life Ed Early Years Learning Program supports children aged 3-5 to build their mental, physical and social foundations through play-based learning and interactive experiences. Delivered by Life Ed’s specialist Educators in preschools and early learning centres, the program helps give little learners a head start in life at a pivotal time in their development. The program aligns to the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards, and supports children to build and develop the skills that promote their physical health, safety and social & emotional wellbeing.

Modern Teaching Aids

Modern Teaching Aids carries the largest range of teaching resources and education supplies available in Australia for primary schools, high schools, secondary schools, childcare centres, daycare centres, preschools and OOSH.

The MTA range includes robotics, digital technologies, art & craft, mathematics, literacy resources, developmental products, school consumables, STEAM, classroom stationery, science equipment, STEM, sporting gear, school furniture, books, play and educational toys.