Early Years PPP Mentoring

Professional Partners in Practice (PPP) Mentoring Program - Training for Mentors

What is PPP?

The Professional Partners in Practice (PPP) mentoring program is a uniquely designed mentoring program that compliments the academic and professional experience programs of the Bachelor of Education – The Early Years (B.Ed EY) degree.

Mentoring partnerships

All students are connected with a PPP partnership service and/or a designated mentor for the duration of their degree, providing authentic experiences in the early childhood education and care context. The aim is to provide students with regular and ongoing practical experiences in the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) field and to receive support from committed and passionate professionals in ECEC services. Such experience ideally supports students to apply their University learning to real world ECEC contexts and to learn and develop effective partnerships with experienced ECEC professionals.

The UOW Early Years academic teaching team welcome the opportunity to partner with PPP services and to translate their early years teaching experience, academic knowledge and current research with practicing early childhood leaders, teachers and educators in the ECEC sector. We value the expertise of practising ECEC professionals and community support professionals and welcome their contribution to education and professional growth of undergraduate students in the UOW B.Ed – The Early Years degree program.


The ultimate goal of the PPP mentoring program is to nurture and develop reflective early childhood practitioners in the ECEC sector. Additionally, the PPP program aims to develop reciprocally beneficial partnerships with PPP partnership services and early childhood teachers in the field.

ECEC services interested in learning more about the PPP mentoring program can download the PPP handbook.

PPP Mentor Training

We request that all PPP mentors, or at least one member of staff in each PPP Mentor service, read the PPP handbook and complete the PPP mentor training modules.

The training will take approximately 2 hours to complete. 


For further information or support regarding the UOW PPP mentoring program, please contact:

Dr. Gai Lindsay
PPP Coordinator – B.Ed - The Early Years
Email: glindsay@uow.edu.au