20 Essential Self Help Skills for Toddlers

When toddlers practise self-help skills, it boosts their confidence. Children are naturally inclined to want to do things for themselves. Encouraging your child's self-care, like feeding themselves, reduces their stress and promotes their self-esteem. Teaching your child to be self-sufficient is a gradual process. Children begin to learn new self-care skills as babies, and it [...]

2021-02-25T17:07:10+10:00February 17th, 2021|Articles|

15 Baby Shower Games to Make Your Party Pop!

Often hosted by a friend or close family member, baby showers traditionally celebrate an expected first child. Make your party a success with these 15 popular baby shower games. Whether you're an expecting mum and dad or the designated baby shower organiser, you'll find several fun games below to include in your baby shower activities [...]

2021-02-04T00:22:27+10:00February 3rd, 2021|Articles|

Encouraging a Positive Workplace Culture in Early Childhood Education and Care

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 [...]

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

First Aid for Children: How to Treat Burns, Scrapes and Owies

Knowing first aid for children can make the difference between preserving life and improving the recovery process. There’s nothing worse than being in a situation where your child is hurt and you’re not sure how to react or what to do to make it better. Owies can happen anywhere and at any time. While hugs [...]

2021-01-28T01:38:55+10:00January 20th, 2021|Articles|

16 Tips for Mums Returning to Work (and Dads)

It can be a big deal for dads and mums returning to work after a prolonged period of absence, which is why some employers encourage new parents to ease back into the workplace. You may also have the chance to change your working conditions to help you ease back into work. Perhaps you haven’t set [...]

2021-01-28T01:27:42+10:00January 6th, 2021|Articles|

Why Our Educators Enjoy Working in Early Childhood Education

At Petit Early Learning Journey, we're interested in knowing why our centre teams enjoy working in early childhood education and care (ECEC). The reasons why they come to work each day help us to support and guide their development. We're proud of our centre teams and their commitment to delivering quality early childhood education and [...]

2020-12-21T21:52:22+10:00December 22nd, 2020|Articles, Culture|

Travelling with Children: How to Keep Cool, Calm and Collected

Travelling with children can be demanding. With planning, you can reduce the stress that comes with long or even short trips, including flying with a baby or cross country road trips. When travelling, children want to feel safe, secure and supported. Heading off on a journey (even a short one) is a massive adventure for [...]

2020-12-22T20:04:29+10:00December 16th, 2020|Articles|

Sustainable Christmas Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Christmas is all about spending time with family and creating fun memories. We've collected several easy Christmas crafts for toddlers and preschoolers that the whole family can do. Your child will love making Christmas crafts with you. Christmas crafts are a cheap fun holiday activity. With our Christmas decoration ideas, you can reuse things from [...]

2020-12-21T21:32:53+10:00December 2nd, 2020|Articles|

Celebrating Success and Progress in Early Childhood

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 [...]

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

How Community Connections Build Your Child’s Sense of Belonging

When children engage with their community, it creates a sense of belonging to something bigger than themselves. Community connections also promotes a positive sense of identity through the interactions they have with others while developing social and other skills. Children flourish when they connect to their communities where positive relationships strengthen their development and learning. [...]

2020-11-26T21:33:52+10:00November 18th, 2020|Articles|