Members receive exclusive access to the Pod’s suite of support services. Ranging from advice, advocacy, networking to training and education. All of which will provide relief, direction, coaching and guidance to bring the joy of play back into your service.

As a member you’ll also receive access to our online member’s area which includes resource information, member forums and our add-on support request feature.

Become a Member

Take comfort in knowing you have access to ongoing support, advice, resources, and a network of industry professionals to chat with and accelerate your service's growth into the future.

Support

Chat to us and ask for advice by email, online forum or phone call – one of the support features that our members love!

We absolutely understand that when there is great challenges piling up, it can be difficult to know where to begin. We can support you through a variety of ways from customised support packages through to our previous client’s favourite product the Health Check. All of our resources are designed to take the load off so you can get back to doing what you enjoy.

Peer Support

Build network opportunities with Early Education and Care professionals.

At The Pod we promote professional dialogue. Often we find ourselves in situations that can feel isolating, but we know that these would often not be new experiences for Educators. This is why professional peer support is vital to the sector. Pod consultants also offer peer support through mentoring opportunities and debriefing.

Online Network

Chat, discuss and find support in fellow industry professionals.

It’s pretty neat to attend networking functions, but where does one find the time? The Pod has created an exclusive Facebook Group, where you can chat with other South West Directors and peers about developments in the sector. Post questions; discuss new findings and topics as if in a face-to-face network meeting all through an online private hub where you can chat without the public view.

Referral Pathways

Receive member discount rates to our expert affiliate services specialising in HR, Modern Teaching Aids, Insurance and Marketing.

At The Pod, we’re here to listen and find solutions. If we don’t have the expertise in an area you need assistance with, we will locate and facilitate specialists through our wide network of professional partners. From HR issues through to legal concerns, to products for your service to marketing we can link you to the right people. Listening to your needs and referring you to specialists is just one way we work to save you more time.

Advocacy

Need support for a particular cause or policy? We can help through consultation, publication development and government lobbying.

Your discussions aid The Pod in advocating for the South West sector. Through regular consultation, we make sure your service and needs are voiced at not only the local government level but nationally! The Pod releases easy-to-digest infographics on industry data, which are also submitted to local government authorities as state government officials so that the South West Early Education and Care sector remains on their agenda.

Professional Development & Training

Develop your skills and experience through professional coaching, guidance and mentoring.

Training and PD options can be hard to sift through. We get it. Let us take the load off and find out your options and who best suits your needs. Perhaps your service feels there is a gap in training with staff and there are far too many options available. The Pod can source this information for you and refine and recommend the leaders in the identified area.

Member Add-on Packages

Chat to us and ask for advice by email, online forum or phone call – one of the support features that our members love!

We absolutely understand that when there is great challenges piling up, it can be difficult to know where to begin. We can support you through a variety of ways from customised support packages through to our previous client’s favourite product the Health Check. All of our resources are designed to take the load off so you can get back to doing what you enjoy.

Member Discounts

As a POD member you have access to a number of great benefits with our partners and affiliates!

At the POD we understand the importance of networking. We work together with a number of professional organisations which may be of great benefit to you. Check out what offers they have made to POD members in support of the Child Education and Care sector here.