Who are we?
Inspired EC was established in 2008 by "professional soulmates" Tash Treveton and Nicole Halton. Both Nic and Tash are experienced speakers, writers, mentors and educators who love what they do and have a whole lot of fun doing it!
We have an amazing team of mentors and administration staff working throughout in NSW, QLD and VIC to ensure every experience you have with Inspired EC is a positive one.
Inspired Natural Play Store
The Inspired Natural Play Store is the resource component of our company Inspired EC. 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. We are a small business managed and staffed by women and mothers.
Love this! Great focus on educator wellbeing - really like the section on what we are grateful for - keeps the teams mind positive! :-)
Super excited to use this journal next year - love the layout and the critical reflection prompts - best journal I have purchased in a very long time xo
Great diary and can't wait to use it for next year.
Love. Love. Love it.
Makes me think about things that never cross my mind during our busy term!
The little quotes help inspire me too. It is set out in a way that works with me.
I have used these journals for years now and I highly recommend them. They keep me organised and engaged with reflections while being a space to record all my important notes and conversations with educators. Thank you for including so much relevant and thought provoking information especially the 8 ways of learning. I recommend this journal to all Ed leaders I meet.
From the beginning my experience with Inspired EC has been amazing. We were immediately made to feel like a valuable part of their community. Their communication is very prompt and the little personalised touches they include is really special.
The reflective journals are aesthetically pleasing, really user friendly, thought provoking and contains up to date/relevant information. We purchased multiple for our educators and we are all looking forward to using them in 2024.
Is my second set
Very well made
Beautiful to play with
These are perfect in every way.
The quality means they will never need to be replaced. The visuals are beautifully photographed and easy to read. The written content is in language that is both easy to read and an authentic piece of advocacy.
I would buy these 100 times over, but they are such high quality I won't need to.
These were fantastic firestarters. They are a great size for little ones to hold and they spark very easily which encourages them not to give up too quickly. Highly recommend these firestarters.
Beautiful just do it
And communication is now a lovely adventure
Thank you so much for this thoughtful resorce
I was expecting a story book for children but discovered an in depth account of First Nation’s connection with science. I used excerpts to explain this to the kids
Having it on the entrance door has helped us to gain more loose parts donations from parents. It is eye catching
An amazing prompt piece that I can use when documenting, planning and building my own knowledge. An everyday resource 💚
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
Inspired OSHC Waldorf
In February 2022, we were excited to open Inspired OSHC at the amazing Newcastle Waldorf School in Glendale NSW.
The OSHC provides:
- Before School Care (selected days)
- After School Care
- Vacation Care
Consultancy and Support
While our passion lies in nature based education and the importance of play in high quality environments, what really sets us apart is our approach to working with early childhood professionals. We do not believe that it is up to us, or anyone for that matter, to give all the answers. We pride ourselves on asking the questions and supporting educators to come up with their own answers. Just as we believe that children are competent, capable learners, able to hypothesise, problem solve and create - the same applies to the adults that we are lucky enough to work with.
We offer a wide range of support and consultancy services for education and care services. We have a range of support services available both in person and online. We love working with services and educators to help them be the very best that they can be, and to overcome challenges in a meaningful way.
We look forward to working with you!
We love being able to offer a wide range of workshops and events - both in person and online! Providing courses, interviews, discussions and more, featuring our passionate Inspired EC Team and other amazing thinkers from all over the globe, we offer a HUGE range of workshops and events, in a variety of ways to suit all learners. We pride ourselves on the connections that we form with the educators that we meet and through personalised responses from our consultants, participants will feel the support of a community of learners.
Workshops and Events
We love visiting services and working with a whole team on a range of topics. We can join team meetings, run an evening session, a Saturday morning, a professional development day or mini conference. We will work with you, either face-to-face or online, to explore a range of practical strategies and consider important developmental theory and research that shapes the way in which we support children. We believe that connection is key and know that you will love the topics that we have on offer.
The heart of it all
Everything we do is done from the heart. We choose each item in our store personally and with our customers in mind. Items are carefully wrapped and packed by Anna in our office, and we love including special notes and extra surprises at times!
How are we helping the planet?
We seek out resources that are sustainably and ethically made. We work with local stockists and suppliers to reduce travel impacts on the planet. All of our orders are wrapped in recyclable paper and shipped in compostable bags.
How is my order shipped?
Orders are shipped via courier and you will receive a tracking number when your order is on it's way. Our standard turnaround time is 1-2 weeks.
We are committed to a sustainable planet!
We do a lot of printing. In fact, every year between September and January we print over 1000 Reflective Journals! So, we are offsetting our printing through PrintReleaf - we print for you, and they plant trees for us!
To the right is a tracker which shows our printing and the number of trees that have been planted as a result!
Acknowledgement of Country
We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, live and play to produce this content, the Awabakal people.
We feel privileged to share this land and the knowledge that is held within it. We pay our respects to Aboriginal elders past, present and emerging.
We commit to working in partnership with Aboriginal communities and to inspiring and supporting those in the early childhood profession to do the same.
We hope that you also identify, connect and respect those who have looked after the land you are on for tens of thousands of years.
We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.