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Celebrating Cultural Diversity in Childcare

Cultural diversity in childcare provides a range of opportunities for children and families to celebrate differences. It's one aspect of diversity, which also embraces differences in gender, disabilities, age, social, and economic backgrounds. Cultural diversity promotes different cultures, racial and ethnic groups within our community. Educators show their respect for diversity by celebrating those differences. [...]

2019-08-28T16:12:27+00:00August 27th, 2019|Articles|

School Readiness Checklist: Find Out if Your Child is Ready for School

School Readiness Checklist: Find Out if Your Child is Ready for School Is your child ready for school? It's that time of the year when parents begin panicking. Your tiny bundle of joy is about to swap their swaddles and wraps for school bags and lunch boxes. Where did the time go? School interviews are [...]

2019-07-30T20:31:37+00:00August 6th, 2019|Articles|

Early Childhood: The Role Of An Educator | Petit ELJ

Early Childhood: What is the Role of an Educator? Childcare and early learning centres provide essential support services. When it’s time to return to work, parents need a trustworthy carer for their child. As parents have the most significant influence on their child’s development, what is the role of an Educator in early childhood? The [...]

2019-07-30T20:06:34+00:00July 30th, 2019|Articles|

Stroke By Stroke: Teach Your Children To Swim This Summer

When summer arrives, Australians love to head outdoors. Whether you have your own swimming pool or you’re thinking about heading to the beach or another local watering hole, the earlier you teach your child to swim, the easier it is for them to learn and be safe. Babies have natural reflexes that make them appear [...]

2019-07-30T20:00:40+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Articles|

Healthy Meals For Children: Meals for Every Type of Eater

Make healthy meals for children that the whole family can eat. When you sit down to dinner, show your children that eating the right food is good for them and you too. You can also make eating healthy meals more enjoyable by preparing it together. Young, growing bodies need proper nutrition as nutrients develop babies' [...]

2019-07-09T02:30:37+00:00July 16th, 2019|Articles|

Natural Remedies for Children: Try These Before Resorting to Pharmaceutical Drugs

When our children have a runny nose or cough, we only want to make them feel better. What can we do to ease their discomfort? Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as applying the same medicines that work for us but in smaller doses. Natural remedies for children are often better. Advice from Australia’s Therapeutical Goods [...]

2019-07-09T01:55:18+00:00July 9th, 2019|Articles|

How to Become an Early Childhood Teacher

Are you interested in working as an Early Childhood Teacher (ECT)? Under the National Quality Framework (NQF), individuals working in an early learning centre must hold recognised qualifications. At Petit Early Learning Journey, you need a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (or equivalent). This is also true when applying to lead our approved kindergarten program as [...]

2019-06-26T19:59:06+00:00June 26th, 2019|Articles|

25 Must-have Children’s Books for Ages 2-5

Picture books promote a love for learning. You can start reading aloud to your child before they're two. It will stimulate their development and ignite their imagination. Much of the enjoyment of a children's book comes from reading it aloud. Children's picture books combine images and symbols with words, pop-ups, sounds and textures to create [...]

2019-06-22T00:57:29+00:00June 25th, 2019|Articles|

Top 10 Free Activities for Children in SE Queensland

We often hear parents wonder where to take their children on weekends and holidays. No matter where you are in Australia, there are plenty of things to do that won’t empty your bank account. This month, we’ve chosen our Top 10 Free Activities for Children in SE Queensland. If you’re near our Petit Early Learning [...]

2019-06-11T09:00:21+00:00June 11th, 2019|Articles|