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Beau Wills:

Director of educationalleadership

Beau has been working at WEMOOSH since 2008 (11 years).

 

As Director of Educational Leadership, Beau oversees and develops the educational direction of all WEMOOSH services. He introduces new and exciting elements of play for coordinators to implement, and works directly with all educators to ensure that continual development, reflection, and improvement is ongoing for all staff. Beau hopes to use his knowledge and experience to advocate for the whole of the Out of School Hours Care sector as it develops a professional identity.

 

Qualifications:

  • Cert IV in Children's Services (Outside School Hours Care) [TAFE NSW]

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary) [University of Newcastle - currently studying]

  • HLTAID001 (Provide CPR, 2019) [H&A Training]

  • HLTAID003 (Provide First Aid, 2019) [H&A Training]

  • HLTAID004 (Provide Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting 2019) [H&A Training]

Professional Development:

  • Trauma, the Brain, and Behaviour [Allambi Care]

  • Using Creativity with Children with Emotional Issues [Hunter Institute of Mental Health]

  • Basic Type 1 Diabetes Management in Schools [Australian Paediatric Society]

  • Haven't You Grown? Working in Large OSHC Services [Network of Community Activities]

  • Exceeding the National Quality Standard Conference [JR Education]

  • 2019 Brisbane Educators Conference {Queensland Children's Activities Network]

  • ​Childhood Summit 2019 [Nature Play QLD]

  • Educational Leadership II: Continuing the Professional Conversation [Network of Community Activities]

  • Enriching Childhood Conference [Network of Community Activities]

  • Working with Controlling and Aggressive Behaviours [Complex Care]

  • 2019 Passion & Purpose Conference [Network of Community Activities]

Advocacy:

  • Two years (2018, 2019) on the Board of Network of Community Activities [peak body for Out of School Hours Care in NSW]

  • Educational Leadership I: Starting the Professional Conversation [delivered this as a trainer for Network of Community Activities]

  • National Quality Framework Overview [delivered this as a trainer for Network of Community Activities]

  • Technology and Social Media in OSHC [delivered this as a trainer for Network of Community Activities]

 

Beau's Philosophy:

"The core of my philosophy when working in OOSH is that each and every child is unique and individual, with different needs and strengths and should be treated as such. Children have the right to be individuals and respect their peers rights to be themselves; it is my job to help them develop the skills to do this. Through OOSH, kids should learn to build their resilience and independence in order to discover their strengths and weaknesses and be okay with them. In doing this, all voices in OOSH should be heard in an environment in which all are willing to participate. I believe that in OOSH, children should be given the opportunity to take risks, learning through curiosity and self-discovery."