Petit Early Learning Journey’s Monthly Newsletter April 2022

Alison's update Chief Operating Officer Welcome to our April 2022 family newsletter. In November last year, three Early Childhood Education and Care peak bodies warned of a growing staffing crisis. The Pandemic and a previous existing shortage of qualified Early Childhood Teachers have added more pressure on qualified and skilled labour in the childhood sector. [...]

2022-04-29T16:59:26+10:00April 29th, 2022|Articles|

Communicating with Parents – The Strategies and Tools We Use to Strengthen Family Partnerships

Communicating with parents in early childhood education and care is necessary for collaboration. It goes beyond discussing everyday essentials such as a child’s sleeping behaviours to supporting children’s learning. When Educators communicate effectively with families everyone benefits, especially the child. It builds a more reliable picture of a child’s needs, interests, learning and uniqueness. This [...]

2022-04-28T22:14:37+10:00April 27th, 2022|Articles|

18 Creative Ideas to Make Mother’s Day Special

You can make your mother’s day special any time of the year. In Australia, the second Sunday in May is reserved for mums of all ages, generations and kinds. It’s a day to celebrate the special people in children’s lives who take on motherly roles. Our use of mum and mother is inclusive of all. [...]

2022-04-30T01:26:10+10:00April 20th, 2022|Articles|

Awesome Mums and Bubs Activities

Our local communities love their mums and bubs. There are many ways to celebrate the arrival of a new baby and discover new experiences. Some places hold welcoming ceremonies, while other local community services invite mums and bubs to socialise or get fit. After your new child comes into the world, you may wonder what [...]

2022-04-20T21:05:26+10:00April 5th, 2022|Articles|

Petit Early Learning Journey’s Monthly Newsletter March 2022

Alison's update Chief Operating Officer Hello and welcome to our new-look March family newsletter. In our January newsletter, we highlighted a noticeable shift in our November family survey from a focus on staffing to our learning program. While the retention and engagement of our team remains a priority, in response to this outcome we have [...]

2022-03-31T18:52:40+10:00March 31st, 2022|Articles|

The Power of Words: Using Professional Language in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Words wield an enormous amount of power. Whether written or spoken, the power of words can detract, humble, honour, encourage and empower. Using professional language in early childhood education and care (ECEC) is a choice to support and respect our ECEC sector and its Educators. Over the last several months, Petit Early Learning Journey has [...]

2022-03-31T15:10:31+10:00March 31st, 2022|Articles|

The Difference Between Kindergarten and Preschool in Australia

Parents often wonder what the difference between kindergarten and preschool is. The answer to this question largely depends on where you live. Different states in Australia have various early childhood learning programs. Some are run through schools, while long day care providers run others. In Australia, kindergarten and preschool are the same thing just called [...]

2022-03-31T00:37:45+10:00March 16th, 2022|Articles|

33 Nature Play Ideas: A Guide For Parents

Nature play is a simple, fun and extraordinary life experience for children. Do you recall the days when you would freely explore the outdoors? For many children, nothing is more enjoyable than getting messy and playing in nature. However, our urban neighbourhoods have become incredibly built up over the years, with nature strips and backyards [...]

2022-03-31T00:21:57+10:00March 2nd, 2022|Articles|

Educational Leaders Inspiring Educators

In this month's spotlight on culture, we showcase three of our exceptional Educational Leaders who work tirelessly inspiring Educators and helping to continuously improve the quality of our Petit Early Learning Journey services. We invite them to share their stories and what makes a good Educational Leader. Our team members come from diverse personal and [...]

2022-02-28T22:43:14+10:00February 28th, 2022|Articles|

Caring for Animals: Pets in Early Childhood

Animals capture the hearts of children (and adults!). Caring for animals in early learning settings can serve different purposes, from companionship to education. Having pets in early childhood education and care allows children to observe, interact and learn about animals and the natural environment. Animals inspire children's curiosity and provide children with meaningful experiences. At [...]

2022-02-28T22:57:13+10:00February 16th, 2022|Articles|