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Why Early Childhood Professional Development is Critical

2019-06-18T19:13:14+10:00May 23rd, 2019|Articles, Culture|

Are you a leader? Participating in early childhood professional development is an excellent step towards becoming a leader in your sector. There are many reasons for Educators in early learning to participate in professional development. Developing leadership skills is one. With so many changes in the early childhood sector, especially with the introduction of the [...]

Not Just A Float: Recognising the Value of the Float Educator

2021-09-29T19:47:01+10:00September 29th, 2021|Articles, Culture|

What does a float Educator do? There are many different ideas of what a float position in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) does. The term "float" can apply to any role, casual or permanent. An Assistant Educator may sometimes be assigned the role of a float, in that they may work with more than [...]

Supporting Educator’s Goals in Child Care

2021-07-28T23:15:52+10:00July 28th, 2021|Articles, Culture|

It takes an exceptional person to work in early childhood education and care. At Petit Early Learning Journey, we're committed to supporting Educator's goals in an environment where they thrive and it provides them with the greatest satisfaction. Every ECEC service in Australia is required to regularly evaluate and develop individual performance plans under Quality Area 7.2.3. Individual [...]

Encouraging a Positive Workplace Culture in Early Childhood Education and Care

2021-01-28T12:17:33+10:00January 28th, 2021|Articles, Culture|

Encouraging a positive workplace culture is critical in early childhood education and care services (ECEC). It not only boosts employee morale, but it also helps to promote a collaborative, safe and healthy working environment. At Petit Early Learning Journey, we care about creating a supportive work culture. Collaboration is necessary for educational leadership. We view [...]

Celebrating Success and Progress in Early Childhood

2020-11-27T17:29:26+10:00November 25th, 2020|Articles|

As we draw near to the end of one year and the start of another, we usually begin thinking about celebrations. At Petit Early Learning Journey, we like to acknowledge and celebrate both children's and Educators' positive outcomes and successes. December is traditionally a time when we ask our centres to nominate their team members [...]

Supporting Our Teams—Looking After Your Career and Wellbeing in Early Childhood Education

2020-10-29T20:14:22+10:00October 29th, 2020|Articles, Culture|

At Petit Early Learning Journey, we genuinely care about supporting our people. You are not alone when it comes to looking after your career and wellbeing in early childhood education. As a member of our Petit ELJ family, we support your personal development and wellness. Every day our teams collaborate with families to assist in providing [...]

Looking After You: Resilience Training for Educators

2020-09-17T20:47:39+10:00August 27th, 2020|Articles, Culture|

When we talk about resilience training in child care, the focus is often on strengthening children's wellbeing. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) frequently raises wellbeing as it is pivotal to experiencing belonging, being and becoming. Being resilient improves wellbeing. Beyond Blue describes resilience as "Doing well during or after an adverse event, or a [...]

Reflective practice – The key to providing better educational experiences

2020-06-29T17:42:03+10:00June 26th, 2020|Articles, Culture|

Reflective practice in child care helps Educators to approach ongoing challenges, situations and ways of doing things. By engaging in critical reflection, Educators are better informed when it comes to making decisions. Naomi McLeod on "The Reflexive Educator" in Empowering Early Childhood Educators (Routledge, 2019) believes Educators who engage in reflection can open up new [...]

Benefits of Working with Us

2021-08-02T11:49:10+10:00January 30th, 2020|

Benefits of Working with Us At Petit Early Learning Journey, we work hard to make sure we attract and retain the very best early childhood educators, teachers, leaders and support team members. We look for individuals who share our commitment to the little lives we are entrusted with each [...]

Promoting Healthy Eating and Nutrition in Education and Child Care Services

2020-01-28T21:46:35+10:00January 28th, 2020|Articles|

Promoting healthy eating and nutrition is an essential part of a child care service. It is centred in the National Quality Standard, Quality Area 2: Children's Health and Safety. However, strategies to encourage healthy eating and positive mealtimes cover all quality areas. Early Childhood Educators and chefs have an invaluable opportunity to support and encourage [...]