Meet Nic and Tash - Co-founders of Inspired EC
We call ourselves "professional soulmates", having hit it off instantly when we started working together in 2003. Both Nic and Tash are experienced speakers, writers, mentors and educators who love what we do and have a whole lot of fun doing it!
WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
We offer a HUGE range of workshops and events, in a variety of ways to suit all learners.
- In-house Training
- Live Public Workshops and Events
- Live Online Training
- Self-Paced Online Training in our Learning Community
Books, Resources and so much more in the Inspired Natural Play Store!
While delivering professional development to educators around Australia, we noticed a gap in the market for quality resources that were sustainable, handmade, ethically sourced or from small Australian businesses. Determined to bridge that gap, we began stocking a range of books and other products. This range is continually evolving and now features many natural toys and products for family life as well as the early education and care profession.
The beautiful smooth wood these fences are made from is a sensory experience in itself ! We love them ❤️
Such a beautifully written story. I’m glad I read it at home first before I read it to my preschool class, because I actually got a little teary. Everybody needs to read this story to learn from ‘Miss Tinker’.
Wow, what a great resource. Something that we will have both in our resource section of our staff room and also to document during team meetings. This highlights the importance of documenting, reflecting and updating evidence for a sustainability plan. There is a lot of space to document and various points to add. Thanks so much. We love your products.
I ordered this book as a gift for a girlfriend because I loved it so much myself! Being able to order it from Inspired EC was awesome, it arrives quickly, in great condition and was very reasonably priced ❤️Thanks Inspired EC I’ll definitely be back for more of your products 🥰
These cards are easy to read, very practical and a great resource to keep close by in the room
meets the needs for children to explore, discover and expand their interests.
Great little resource, versatile, good size and rolls along nicely.
A great resource.
As a 2ic and educational leader and working in the kindergarten room l have found this book amazing help it has help me stay on track thank you l love this book and have recommended it to our their services
Thank you so much for your fast delivery of my journal. It was beautiful and exceeded my expectations. It was beautifully wrapped and well presented. Thank you so much again it was a pleasure to order from you x
These durable and compact pack of cards are so perfectly convenient. Easy to understand, visually appealing and up to date more modern theorist have been included. Thank you for another great resource.
I love the reflective journal. It gives me the opportunity to reflect and look at what I need to do all in one place. I lover the set up and ideas through the journal
I love our new provision. It came in a timely manner and it was well packed. Thank you
Such a cute and high quality learning resource. The children love to hypothesise how high and far they can get the gnomes to catapult.
It is calming and inspiring. I've been trying to get copies for my educators and friends but it has been continuously sold out. Will definately be buying more copies when you get them back in 😊
Consultancy and Support
We offer a wide range of support and consultancy services for education and care services. This includes:
- Setup support for new services
- Preparation for A&R
- Mentoring and Coaching in Context
Our consultants have over 18 years experience in a range of roles in the early education and care sector.
Inspired Family Day Care
In 2014, after being "pestered" for quite a while, we launched Inspired Family Day Care - a service where educators are encouraged to get outdoors, take risks and create amazing opportunities for children and families.
We currently have services in NSW, QLD, ACT and FDC, with experienced, high quality educators.
In 2018, we became the first Australian Providers for the internationally renowned Nature Play program "TimberNook".
Through our TimberNook Newcastle Program, we offer:
- Tiny Ones (Nature Play Playgroup)
- School Holiday Programs
- Nature Kindy (full day program ages 3+)
Inspired OSHC Linuwel
In January 2021, we were delighted to open Inspired OSHC at the beautiful Linuwel Steiner School in East Maitland NSW. The OSHC provides:
- Before School Care (selected days)
- After School Care
- Vacation Care