Monthly Archives: November 2019

Starting School Checklist: Clothes, Books and More

It's that time when we as parents begin to think, "What next?" Our little baby is no longer small and is learning to become independent. Before we know it, they'll be off to big school. You can't put it off any longer. Be ready to think beyond preschool with our starting school checklist. Try not [...]

2019-12-06T22:04:43+00:00November 28th, 2019|Articles|

Child Care Interview Questions: Tips From Our Centre Directors

The job interview is a critical step in your journey for a career in Early Childhood. It's also possibly the most nerve-racking aspect, so it helps to come prepared. Practising child care interview questions before you arrive can boost your success and improve your confidence. At Petit Early Learning Journey, we select Educators and team members [...]

2019-11-26T11:47:55+00:00November 26th, 2019|Articles|

What Are Fine Motor Skills in Children?

Fine motor skills refer to how we use the smaller muscle groups in our bodies to perform tasks. The most common examples involve the muscles in the hands, fingers and wrists. Children use their fine motor muscles to tie their shoes, write their name and cut paper with scissors. When a child develops their fine [...]

2019-12-06T22:06:09+00:00November 19th, 2019|Articles|

20 Birthday Party Ideas For Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Your child’s birthday is fast approaching. How does the year go by so quickly? The birthday invitations are blank, and you still haven’t chosen a single birthday party idea. There’s so much to plan like the venue and entertainment but time is running out. Birthday parties can add much stress to a happy and memorable [...]

2019-12-04T02:42:11+00:00November 12th, 2019|Articles|

Child Care Safety Checklist: Keeping Your Child Safe at Day Care

As parents, our children's wellbeing is paramount. Every child deserves to be safe and secure, with their health and safety a top priority in any early childhood centre. To keep your child safe at day care, we've put together a childcare safety checklist for families. Early childhood centres in Australia must address both state and [...]

2019-12-04T02:25:45+00:00November 5th, 2019|Articles|