Meet Nic and Tash - Co-founders of Inspired EC
We call ourselves "professional soulmates", having hit it off instantly when we started working together in 2003. Both Nic and Tash are experienced speakers, writers, mentors and educators who love what we do and have a whole lot of fun doing it!
WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
We offer a HUGE range of workshops and events, in a variety of ways to suit all learners.
- In-house Training
- Live Public Workshops and Events
- Live Online Training
- Self-Paced Online Training
Books, Resources and so much more in the Inspired Natural Play Store!
While delivering professional development to educators around Australia, we noticed a gap in the market for quality resources that were sustainable, handmade, ethically sourced or from small Australian businesses. Determined to bridge that gap, we began stocking a range of books and other products. This range is continually evolving and now features many natural toys and products for family life as well as the early education and care profession.
It is calming and inspiring. I've been trying to get copies for my educators and friends but it has been continuously sold out. Will definately be buying more copies when you get them back in 😊
Beautiful addition to our inclusive resources within our imaginary play and small world areas.
A beautifully illustrated and informative book describing the seasons of Kakadu.
Added language of the Indigenous people of Kakadu is wonderful.
With beautiful Australian themed watercolour pictures and simple words and meanings these cards work from the youngest children to begin their understandings of how unique and special they are and that they can be proud of that.
This is a beautifully constructed product. It provides open ended play, building on STEM development.
This diary is easy to print off, easy to complete and it allows for all team members to access it. It is just what we were looking for in our service. Thank you, we love it.
Easy to read book with some great suggestions as resources and provocations. It has EYLF links and great examples of experiences within settings.
I really love this Reflective Journal. I use it in conjunction with my EL Diary and it's great because I have so much that I want to document each day that I now have structure around what I write and where I write it. This makes it an easy reference to go back to.
When I have the Leadership meeting, it is so much easier to reflect on the week and what areas for improvement I've identified, or areas of achievement.
Great resource and very prompt and efficient service
My Journal has everything I need to ensure I am organised on a daily bases, reflecting weekly and thinking otherwise monthly.
Consultancy and Support
We offer a wide range of support and consultancy services for education and care services. This includes:
- Setup support for new services
- Preparation for A&R
- Mentoring and Coaching in Context
Our consultants have over 18 years experience in a range of roles in the early education and care sector.
Inspired Family Day Care
In 2014, after being "pestered" for quite a while, we launched Inspired Family Day Care - a service where educators are encouraged to get outdoors, take risks and create amazing opportunities for children and families.
We currently have services in NSW, QLD, ACT and FDC, with experienced, high quality educators.
In 2018, we became the first Australian Providers for the internationally renowned Nature Play program "TimberNook".
Through our TimberNook Newcastle Program, we offer:
- Tiny Ones (Nature Play Playgroup)
- School Holiday Programs
- Nature Kindy (full day program ages 3+)
Inspired OSHC Linuwel
In January 2021, we were delighted to open Inspired OSHC at the beautiful Linuwel Steiner School in East Maitland NSW. The OSHC provides:
- Before School Care (selected days)
- After School Care
- Vacation Care