💡Discover How

to Simplify Your Planning Cycle & Link Documentation...

To all my ECE Coordinators, Family Daycare Educators, Room Leaders, Directors and Ed Leaders….

...find out how to CONFIDENTLY and EASILY Link Observations, Reflections & Analysis of Learning without the frustration, tears and time wasting!

Reserve a FREE ticket to my current on demand workshop presentation AND you can then watch when it suits you by choosing from one of the many session times and dates now available.

Choose Your Session Below 

In this workshop I’m giving educators a simple back to basics guide to the steps of the planning cycle and how to meet each step using the documentation you already complete without overcomplicating or writing more than you need to!

No expensive program resources or hours of planning time required - just simple steps to follow that will give you a clearer understanding of the WHY & HOW so you can plan forward with confidence as soon as you finish the workshop.

What Will You Discover During This Workshop?

How To Routinely Meet All Steps...

By first gaining clarity on the purpose of each step in the planning cycle and WHY early childhood educators like you need to do these steps to ensure quality outcomes for children and families.

I'll show you how following the steps of a planning cycle will ultimately save you time when it comes to writing a program.

How To Write Meaningful Child Observations...

Using a variety of simple methods, then analysing the learning (Using my Fantastic 5 cheat sheet questions) from those observations to create your forward planning.

How To Close The Planning Cycle Loop...

By documenting and linking information together from family communication, feedback, reflections, observations, analysis, programs, the child's voice, spontaneous learning, intentional teaching & learning environments.

How To Show Evidence Of A Child's Learning Journey...

By focusing on meaningful documentation over quantity and using planning templates, tools, strategies that you can modify to suit your unique skills, service type and ages of children in your care. 

Ed Feedback

What Other Educators Say About This Workshop....

“Was so simple to understand. Everything shown step by step. Has made doing a learning story so easy to do.”

Natascha Wilson

"This made light bulbs go off for me. Going to change the way I set out our planning template."

Carmel Donald

"I learnt alot about how to and where to next with the planning! I found it very relevant for all teachers who might be stuck at different steps of planning."

Jo Bateman

"I got so much out of it, I learned some new ideas, but you also confirmed that I am on the right track with a lot of it."

Gilda Fitzpatrick

Watch Now & Claim Your Certificate 

Could It Be This Easy To Access Training?

YES! Why? Because I love simple, I love giving educators information and resources I know will help them in short ‘no jargon allowed’ visual presentations….no matter where they live.

And I am always excited to be able to offer ALL educators an opportunity to access professional training for FREE in addition to my paid courses, training, digital resources and Member Hub portal for early childhood educators.

I know what it’s like not to be able to access high quality relevant training because you live outside of the city areas...I have lived in small towns with only a community hall and general store (and 4 pubs because...well...Australia) I still live in a regional area so I was excited to start presenting and offering online training options for educators across all roles at least 6 years ago...way before covid made it a necessity!

And now YOU get the benefit of that experience Empowered Ed.

So keep it simple with me, no need to bring out the mask and sexy sanitiser, just grab a pen, drink and snack and you are ready….whenever that session is for you….wherever you live in the world because this is an on demand workshop presentation I’m making available for you to watch free for a limited time. 

Yep, I know you're busy so I’m making it as easy as possible for you to get this information so you can move toward simplifying your planning cycle and ensuring you aren't writing more than you need to.

What Do I Get & How Do I Get It?

Register with your details below and you’ll receive an email within 30 minutes confirming your chosen presentation time and giving you a link to click on to join the session when it starts. Please double check your email address is correct before confirming or you will NOT receive the email.

Join me as I walk you step by step through how to simplify, clarify and gain confidence documenting The Documentation & Planning Cycle for early childhood educators and leaders

As a workshop registrant you will receive a certificate of professional development and take away a Planning Cycle Workshop Action Guide & Checklists in PDF format to help you get started simplifying your planning and programs.

Free Registration For A Limited Time -  Save Your Seat Below

Hi Empowered Ed's!

I'm Jodie Clarke

I'm Jodie and I have had 30 years hands on experience in the early childhood profession and already supported and mentored thousands of educators with their work through my popular website The Empowered Educator, Member Hub Learning Network and practical blog posts, activity ideas, factsheets, free e-guides, online training, Facebook Community, webinars and e-books.

I have worked in many different roles across the family services and early childhood professions including Case Manager, Project Officer, FDC Coordinator and educator, Occasional Care, Outside School Hours Care, Family Support Manager, IHC Coordinator, Room Leader, Director, Assistant in centre based care and training facilitator to name just a few so it's likely I have already walked in similar shoes to your own.

I know what is helpful to educators because I am one too.

All The Details You Need...


I've scheduled a variety of session times across different days for educators to watch this workshop as I know how difficult it can be to attend a training session live when working with children and long hours. Simply choose the session time after entering your details in the registration box.

*Please note that you will need access to the internet to watch the workshop and access your certificate and free planner resource.


The planning cycle is a documentation process that educators across a variety of roles within the early childhood profession refer to as best practice (and a core part of many standards and frameworks worldwide in ECE by the way) so I’ve made sure this workshop is relevant for many different service types and roles. 

  • ELC Directors & Coordinators
  • Room Educators
  • Family Day Care Educators
  • Family Day Care Coordinators & CDO’s
  • Educational Leaders
  • Outside School Hours Care Coordinators & Educators
  • Preschools
  • Occasional Care Services


That’s depends on your time management as this is a limited time event - you will receive an email after your booked session with details about how to access and watch the replay but this will only be available to you for up to 3 days after your booked session. This is because I want to help you feel accountable by ensuring you make a committment to block off some time in your busy day for your professional development and growth as an educator.

I know it's often hard, but it is so important that we make the effort to manage our time effectively and prioritise our own learning when possible.

And If you are anything like me, I know it's easier to put it off when you know it will be available for you to watch anytime 🤣🤭 So this is YOUR moment to access free training from a professional with over 30 years in early childhood - FREE.

So let's make it happen - I promise not to bore you!

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