Kate, Centre Director of Petit Early Learning Journey Hamilton, believes child care should provide a home-like environment to support both children and their parents. “I was motivated to work in the early childhood sector after having my own children. As a Mum, you want the best for your children. I wanted to provide that same [...]
Science experiments are a fun way to keep curious minds engaged. These cool, hands-on science projects are easy to prepare and will keep your toddler entertained while learning along the way. For some experiments, you may need to shop for ingredients, while for others you’re sure to have everything you need at home. A little [...]
Babies make lots of different noises from giggles to grunts to baby babble. Most of the time, they’re happily engrossed in their new world. When a need arises however, they have to let you know. The best way to do that is through crying, as it gets your attention every time! New parents can find [...]
Introducing your young child to a second language can help them develop linguistically, cognitively, academically and socially. Recognising this, Petit Early Learning Journey Barton has introduced a bilingual program that teaches French to young children from 15 months through to toddlers and pre-school. Head leader Helena explains why the centre decided on French. “A lot of [...]
There are many moments as parents that give pause, make us question whether going one way or another is right in any given situation. Children’s speech is one of those areas that it’s hard to tell if there’s an immediate need for intervention. You might find yourself as a parent thinking: Is it normal for [...]
As parents, we do everything in our power to keep our children safe at home and to protect them from harm. We install child safety gates throughout the house and place child locks on the kitchen cupboards. We pick up small items that could get lodged in a baby’s throat and we keep dangerous chemicals [...]
With a click of the mouse or a tap on your phone, you can access an incredible variety of natural, organic, sustainable and ethical baby products. That’s great news for you, your baby and the planet! At Petit Early Learning Journey, we care about the health of your children, our team and the world we [...]
Who doesn’t think it’s adorable when a small child starts dancing as the music turns on, or when you see a child's eyes light up when hearing their favourite song? According to the Victorian Government’s Child Health & Development page, “Play, an important way for young children to learn, begins at birth. Playing together is one of [...]
Since cats and dogs top the list of family pets, we focus on what families should consider before adoption. But don’t forget about fish, lizards and more!
Serving nutritious, delicious meals and snacks is just one of the ways long day care centres aid in encouraging healthy lifestyles. Even picky eaters give in!