About


Forward Professional Development was created by Linda Ward, Founder & Director of the successful Reach Early Learning Centres. Linda has been fortunate enough to have opened 9 Early Childhood Education centres and is known to be a well-respected leader of the industry.

The vision is to help equip Early Childhood Education teachers and leaders by offering them the opportunity to reach their full potential and in turn, positively influence the children they interact with day to day. Bringing the best products and resources to teachers to help them grow.

Forward Professional Development offers teachers and anyone involved in Early Childhood Education a wide range of services and resources.

Forward Professional Development has three main services.

1. Training through our Courses & Workshops

The courses and workshops operate throughout the year, with each course and workshop offering tailored resources that can immediately assist an Early Childhood Education teacher’s growth in and maximises the learning outcomes for children in their care.

Teachers can attend an ‘out of centre’ course at a location nearby, or Forward Professional Development can come to your staff at your centre. In fact, we actually do courses anywhere in the world…we travel often and if we are not physically in your country then technology is a wonderful thing!

Our YouTube channel, Instagram and Facebook has a lot of inspiration – check us out….

2. Training through Mentoring & Coaching

a) Mentoring for provisionally registered teachers; offering a personal advice and guidance programme and support towards gaining full registration.

b) Mentoring & Coaching for newly established Early Childhood Education centres and Early Childhood Education business owners, with real advice from people who have successfully opened and operated Early Childhood Education centres. The direction and coaching covers sharing knowledge of the licensing criteria, governance, policies, procedures, human resource management, marketing and finance  – just to name a few.

3. Resources For Sale

Forward PD has a wide range of resources for sale to assist teachers in their journey. Please view Our Shop page for more information.

Our Core Values

We evaluate all we do against our Vision
We see the opportunities; not the obstacles
We lead and govern from a mature and disciplined heart
We participate, contribute and work together to achieve our aims