Making inclusion a reality not a dream

Next date: Monday, 22 July 2024 | 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Anthony Semann

Creating programs and environments that support children to thrive.

The new Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF V2.0) update includes a focus on inclusion, recognising that all children have the right to participate in quality and inclusive early childhood settings, regardless of their circumstances, strengths, gender, capabilities or diverse ways of doing and being. However sometimes the way we talk about inclusion would convince the onlooker that this is easy to achieve. In reality inclusion is a challenging concept to bring into practice.  

In this presentation we will explore, debate and unpack ideas related to : 

  • How might we create respectful responsive relationships with all, not some children. 
  • How can we support children to thrive in ECEC - rather than preparing children for school and beyond. 
  • How do we ensure inclusion and its practical application in mixed age groups. 
  • What does it mean to celebrate diversity in authentic ways. 

Presentation details

  • Date: Monday 22 July
  • Time: 7pm to 9pm
  • Venue: Karralyka, Mines Road, Ringwood East 3135
  • Cost: $57pp
  • This presentation is suitable for early years educators

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About the facilitator

Anthony Semann is one of the Directors and founders at Semann & Slattery. 

For the past 20 years Anthony has worked as a researcher, consultant and manager with a broad range of government, non-government and private organisations. His skills and expertise has seen him work with organisations across Australia and overseas including Columbia University (New York) as well as in France and New Zealand. 

Anthony has an exceptional capacity to challenge organisations and people to reflect on how their approaches to communication, leadership, diversity, values, relationships and workplace culture affect their services, businesses and ultimately the community. 

For more information

Please contact Cathie Wills on 03 9294 5740 or email

This session is hosted by Maroondah City Council in partnership with Whitehorse Council.

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  • Monday, 22 July 2024 | 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM


Karralyka, 22A Mines Road, Ringwood East, 3135, View map

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