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'Your one stop shop for ENGAGING, AUTHENTIC ideas to keep your students busy, and schools wanting you to come back. Resources that are easy to use with links to some amazing websites and a host of free resources.'

Teaching is one of the most creative jobs I know, even after 30 years of teaching I realise that every day is different. You may be teaching the same subjects and grades, but it's children that make teaching both the challenging and rewarding profession that I have known.
Creating engaging and authentic experiences through our lesson plans can mean spending hours of researching and planning.

I have recognised the need to provide resources to free up very busy teachers by creating units of work and teacher planning e-books guaranteed to suit their needs and those of the students in their care. Packed with amazing websites and activities that I have tried and tested in the classroom over the years.

These inexpensive resources have taken hours of research and investigation to compile, and ultimately you will have a resource that will continue to grow as they are hyper-linked to my expanding Pinterest boards and Facebook group pages.

These are resources to be explored and investigated, bookmarked and re-vamped to suit your own teaching style and needs.

We are all responsible for the future of the children in our care, and so I hope that I can play my part in the learning process by inspiring you through my casual teaching resources.

Many thanks for stopping by
Nikki Tester​


Wow! I just found the perfect resource for relief teaching. This 100 page book ('kit') has absolutely everything you need to be a successful relief teacher. Having been a very highly regarded classroom teacher for 3 years, I took 3 years off work to raise my children before dabbling my toes in schools again as a relief teacher. When I was preparing my relief teaching folder I spent hours, days, weeks & months collecting and organising resources & ideas that I thought would be both useful & successful. I wish I had come across Nikki's 'Survival Kit' earlier, it's given me all that I need and more in one place - and to boot, it's cleverly referenced to find just what I need at the time. It's full of open ended activities, creative thinking & everything else you need to be a hit with any year level including personal presentation & organizational tips. If you want to be a preferred supply casual from the word go, get this book, you wont be disappointed. Thank you Nikki for sharing and entire career worth of proven successful, timeless & current resources. It's a shame it's not compulsory for all relief teachers to be equipped with this tool. It truly is a valuable resource for the teaching community. To all new & experienced teachers, take out the stress, enjoy your success & keep loving what you do  Sally

The Casual Teaching ideas book is an ideal book for any teacher - even those who have a permanent position. It is packed full of brilliant ideas for any classroom. This book is well worth the investment!

Kasey from Adelaide

Thank you so much for compiling such a valuable resource! Your book is so relevant, well organised and the content is so engaging. I have been searching for something like this for quite some time and am so glad to have finally found it! A definite first pick for a casual teaching kit.


Your one stop shop for ENGAGING, AUTHENTIC ideas to keep your students busy, and schools wanting you to come back.

Be prepared and organised  for any grade or subject by searching through our catalogue of resources.

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