Molly has been an invaluable guide, mentor and collaborator with my team. She has offered wisdom, insight and new discoveries all served with a healthy does of humour.
We are lucky to have worked so closely with Molly and will continue to do so long into the future.
Molly has been an invaluable guide, mentor and collaborator . . .
Just wanted to share with you that we got our draft report back from A&R and we received exceeding. We got exceeding in six of the quality areas with meeting for QA 2.
Thank you for all your support and mentoring at our centre, it has really helped us along in our journey.
YMCA Belconnen Early Learning Centre
Thank you for all your support and mentoring at our centre . . .
I thought I would drop you a line to let you know after talking to a couple of the trainers here at KTS, they’ve advised a few centres they visit have started implementing ideas after attending your workshop at EBDO.
Ripples Early Learning Centre Warners Bay is one of the centres that attended, that we don’t currently service, but Lyn visited them in the last week and they loved the session and are already implementing changes to their routines.
Also, East Gosford Early Learning have changed the name of routines and are implementing other changes as learned via your workshop.
I just thought you might like to know you’re having a genuine and real impact on the delegates/centres that attended EBDO (and to sweeten you up regarding facilitating workshops for us in the future haha!).
Shannon Curtis - KARBEN Training Solutions
You’re having a genuine and real impact . . .
Molly recently presented two topics (routines & group time) at KARBEN Training Solutions’ Educators BIG Day Out (a professional development day for early childhood educators).
Her workshops were very well received with delegates commenting on her ability to actively engage her audience; her knowledge of the topics; the way she challenged educators/centres beliefs and loved the solid and practical ideas they were able to take back with them.
Molly herself is warm, friendly and super approachable. We thoroughly enjoyed working with her and will continue to do so in the future. We can’t recommend her enough!
We can’t recommend her enough!
I absolutely loved your talk at the Australian Alliance Childcare Conference, Coogee,June 2017. I found it extremely humorous and memorable! It helped me to focus on all the 'great stuff" we are doing and all the things we need to continue to reflect upon. Please come to Tasmania and do the exact same workshop again!
Service Director Tasmania
Kathy - TAS
I found it extremely humorous and memorable!
I, like so many before, went to start with the fact that Molly always thinks and therefore presents outisde the box, but upon writing this I realised I don't think Molly was ever in the box to begin with.
She brings a passion, enthusiasm and humour rivaled by few. I have always believed that if you manage to take even one thing away from a PD session then it has been worth attending. Molly and the team at DTEPS always leave me walking away with pages of ideas, notes and inspiration both in what I thought I would take away and often a lot more.
The truly great trainers in our midst are those that not only leave you inspired and ready to improve but also leave you with possibly more questions than when you started, they challenge you to think, to do better and be better - that is Molly! I highly recommend her sessions, and her team.
Kylie Keane (OOSH)
To do better and be better - that is Molly!
I have known Molly for nearly 28 years and I am constantly surprised by the way she is able to reinvent herself and her training delivery. I love the way she uses her passion and love for what she does to inspire change and motivation to an industry that feels at times that it is ever changing.
Molly is able to bring a sense of fun to the most complexed of training, even drawing energy and excitement from the most diverse groups of professionals. Hearing her strong views on quality always reassures myself that we have strong advocate for all our children and whilst people like Molly are standing up for our industry and lifting our profile within this under valued profession we can all be very grateful that we are never alone in our own professional journey.
Thank you Molly for all your energy, time and for being you!!!
Thank you Molly for all your energy, time and for being you!!!
From the annual conference, story telling in the vineyards to the hour and a half afternoon 'CPR' sessions DtEPS inspires and brings out the creativity in emerging and experienced educators.
Thinking outside the box with practical experiences in every workshop/ session makes professional development well worth it!
Thinking outside the box . . . .
Molly and her team at Down to Earth are brave thinkers offering an exceptional and truly invaluable service to the education and care sector. They are genuinely empathetic with children,families and educators as they listen, observe, connect and build real relationships within our communities.
We are always guaranteed unique experiences with huge doses of cheeky fun and innovative learning with a difference!! They are hands down our go to for bringing out the best in us!
We are always guaranteed unique experiences with huge doses of cheeky fun and innovative learning with a difference!!
Over the last ten years I have worked with many mentors and trainers, but I must admit that no one comes close to what Molly and Down to Earth do for early childhood education!
Molly is passionate, knowledge and fun mentor that motives and inspires you in her own querkey way.
I must admit that no one comes close to what Molly and Down to Earth do for early childhood education!
Molly, I just love what you are doing. Well done, I am glad that you have channeled your passion into something so great that will encourage out of the ordinary e.c.e people to follow their heart and give children experiences that they will remember forever from these years in their life. After 40 years (now retired from EC) in the sector, it is comforting to see someone do what you are doing...so keep up the good work.
Molly, I just love what you are doing . . . .
Molly and her team at DTEPS are some of the most amazing trainers I have come across, they always are thinking outside the box when they deliver their training. Every time I attend of course run by Molly I have come away being inspired to be a better Educator and mentor to my team.
I have come away being inspired to be a better Educator
Molly came to St. Anthony’s After School Care (OOSCA) to run our PD day. We had Molly come the year before for a PD day and she had us playing her version of Monopoly which had staff jumping up and screaming answers to try and score the win for their team which was not like any PD day we had ever experienced. When staff normally hear the phrase ‘PD’, you would expect some groans around the room but knowing it's Molly running the PD day is a breath of fresh air and we never know what to expect. This year, Molly had OOSCA staff looking for her up in trees, touching items blindfolded, making incredible resources from materials around the room and bonding as a team (although we weren’t above knocking over another team during the scavenger hunt to get to a clue first, but a little competition is healthy, right?).
Looking forward to what adventures Molly has in store for us next, thanks Molly!
a breath of fresh air and we never know what to expect....
DTEPS professional learning sessions are as entertaining as they are informative! Molly has a knack of engaging participants with her real-life stories and examples that reflect her vast experience within children’s services and the perspective that this brings. The content is relevant and meaningful and there are always many “takeaway” points that can be implemented straight away.
I have purchased several resources from DTEPS, for use in both children’s services and for children within my own family. The quality of these resources is evident from the way they look, feel, and smell! I love that no two pieces are identical and each piece has its own history. It’s wonderful to see children engage with these natural resources in a way that simply doesn’t happen with mass-produced plastic.
Each piece has its own history...
I must thank you for such an amazing, inspiring and mentally invigorating afternoon of professional development, 'Story 2' with the de-LIB-erate 2016.
We are so fortunate Molly to have you and your company, Down to Earth Practical Solutions here in Canberra organising the calibre of presenters that you secured for this Conference.
Thanks to Red Ruby Scarlet who was also there, I have a beautifully worded autographed copy of the Anti-Bias approach in Childhood (3rd edition) which I can not wait to share with others and also add to the previous two copies I have in my library.
Cheers, care and all the best, I cannot wait till next years Conference.
amazing, inspiring and mentally invigorating....
Molly is an amazing mentor learnt so much from this awesome lady over the years.
I can definitely see myself doing more courses in the future.
an amazing mentor...
Molly is a breath of fresh air to the Early Childhood Community! She makes you think, ask, reflect and research for the best practices with love and passion.
Down to Earth Practical Solutions is certainly what you are looking for with a bit of spices to give it a great taste!