Today, Federation Training, in coordination with Casey and District Multiple Births Association (CDMBA), welcomed local families to the recently refurbished childcare training facility at Federation Training’s Yallourn Campus.

Casey and District Multiple Births Association is a not-for-profit organisation that provides parent-to-parent support for multiple birth families. The support and assistance is provided in a number of ways to families with twins, triplets or more.

Local families, including members of the CDMBA, enjoyed the experience, which provided parents the opportunity to relax and socialise, whilst children were entertained and having fun in a safe environment.

“It’s great to team up with the CDMBA on this initiative; a win-win for both local families and FedTraining students,” said Carol Riley, Education Manager at Federation Training.

Additionally, FedTraining students gained invaluable insight into working in a childcare facility, including building relationships with both children and parents.

“At Federation Training, we understand the importance of providing our students with the opportunity to interact with real clients and children - better preparing them for the workforce,” said Ms Riley.

Earlier this year, the Early Childhood Department at Yallourn moved back to the original childcare training facility, after the site was fully refurbished to simulate an industry standard childcare centre.

“The facility is a fantastic resource for our students, with industry standard equipment for practical learning, as well as adjoining classrooms for theory components,” said Ms Riley.

“It’s great to see lots of children playing and having fun in the refurbished training facility, and members of the local community in attendance,” said Ms Riley.

For anyone looking to obtain a career in Early Childhood, the Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care, and the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care offered at Yallourn, Sale and Bairnsdale campuses, is the perfect starting point.