Backyard in a Box Professional Development

Do you want to up skill your staff in sustainability? Do you want staff to meet their NQS training requirements? Do you need to allocate Professional development funding?

Backyard in a Box Professional Develoment and Training will do all this and more!

What do we offer?

Backyard in a Box offers a range of professional development programs based on our 12+ years of sustainability experience in live early education and care environments and all education and care services can access Backyard in a Box range of professional development opportunities which include;

  • Customised professional development sessions
  • Professional development offered online learning
  • Calendared training and special events

Finding the Professional Development you need.

Not quite sure what your service’s professional development needs are? This special package has been created to mentor directors and assist them to determine the professional development needed to improve the quality of their service.

PD Pack

8 hours mentoring
 One-on-one mentoring for your service’s director by a professional learning facilitator delivered to your service. 8 hours in total.

2 hours professional development analysis
 Your professional learning facilitator works with you to determine your service’s professional development needs.

2 professional development sessions 
Sessions delivered at your service for your entire staff team. 2 x 3-hour sessions specially tailored to meet your service’s needs.


Metropolitan Sydney: $2,200 + GST (the area bordered by Sutherland/Hornsby/Penrith)

Outer metropolitan NSW: $3,000 + GST (Central Coast/Newcastle/Wollongong)

Rest of NSW: $3,800 + GST (north of Newcastle, west of Blue Mountains, south of Wollongong)


Yes. Please contact me today and help me work out my service’s needs

Why invest in professional development?

An investment in professional development, as well as being required under the National Quality Standard, has a range of benefits for education and care services. Professional Development allows for the;

  • Development of staff potential,
  • Achievement of personal and workplace goals
  • Significant positive impact on staff retention
  • Maintenance and improvement of professional competence by keeping abreast of new technology, theory, requirements and practice
  • Staff and service providers to be confident in their ability to comply with professional regulatory obligations
  • Contribution towards increased value and respect for sector professionalism

Who should undertake professional development?

Everyone needs to be involved in professional growth. Some learning will be by personal choice and some as required by the profession and or the workplace.

Other Products and Services

At Backyard in a Box we’re passionate about teaching Sustainability to the next generation. And the best way we’ve found to achieve this is by educating the educators.Our classroom resources are mapped to the National Quality Standards and have been built to make introducing Sustainability into your educational curriculum easy.

With Seven Boxes in the series there are plenty of areas that centres can focus on. The boxes are broken up into three main Trilogies; the first three we call the “Easy Starters”. The easy starters comprise of Resource Recycling, Composting, and Water Recycling.These are called easy starters because they are low cost to start up are cheap and easy to maintain. The perfect start for a centre working its way towards sustainable practice.

To find out more about how Backyard in a Box can help you head over to ‪ for more information or to have a Trilogy sent out to you.