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Supporting Educator’s Goals in Child Care

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 [...]

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

Building Community Connections for Families

When families engage with meaningful community connections, they feel a sense of belonging. In addition, building community connections for families creates strong support networks, promotes respect and brings children and their families together. Research shows that children who connect with their communities develop a strong sense of belonging and identity. When we support community connections [...]

2021-07-28T23:01:41+10:00July 21st, 2021|Articles|

Teaching Preschoolers Conversational Skills: 8 Tips to Engage Your Child

How do you talk to preschoolers? Conversational skills don't come easy, even to adults. However, effective communication is a versatile life skill and teaching preschoolers conversational skills starts with you. Before we begin, let's place teaching outside the traditional classroom. Your child is bound to have more fun and success by learning through spontaneous everyday moments [...]

2021-07-17T00:48:55+10:00July 7th, 2021|Articles|

Providing leadership in child care: The role of the Centre Director

The Centre Director in early childhood education and care is the leader of a child care service, but the role isn't all about being in charge. While you're responsible for the centre's daily operations, you're also accountable for nurturing and leading a professional learning community. At Petit Early Learning Journey, our child care Centre Director [...]

2021-06-28T20:28:56+10:00June 28th, 2021|Articles, Culture|

NAIDOC Week Activities: Celebrating our First Nations Peoples

NAIDOC Week is a national celebration in Australia of the achievements and culture of First Nations peoples. NAIDOC Week is usually held in July. It invites everyone to embrace the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. There are many opportunities where families can acknowledge and celebrate Australia's Aboriginal and Torres [...]

2021-06-28T20:50:03+10:00June 16th, 2021|Articles|

Baby’s First Solid Foods: 7 Nutritious and Tasty Meals

Baby's first solid foods are simple delights. This step may be a new learning process for you and your child, or you may be looking for some different baby food recipes. We've gathered seven of our favourite first foods for children that you can try cooking at home. Did you know that most babies begin [...]

2021-06-17T10:33:26+10:00June 2nd, 2021|Articles|

A Day In The Life Of An Early Childhood Teacher (ECT)

What does an Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) do every day? At Petit Early Learning Journey, our valued ECTs do more than play and teach young children. While they do vital work with children, often in their final year before schooling, ECTs also play an integral leadership role. At Petit ELJ, our ECTs are allocated non [...]

2021-05-26T20:48:14+10:00May 26th, 2021|Articles, Culture|

How Intentional Teaching Builds On Your Child’s Strengths

Intentional teaching is a term you may have heard regarding your child’s early childhood educational program. Sometimes, people confuse it with teaching by repetition, but that’s a misconception. The EYLF describes it as Educators being purposeful and thoughtful in their decisions and actions. When an Educator uses intentional teaching practices, they’re taking an active role [...]

2021-05-26T20:55:07+10:00May 19th, 2021|Articles|

Baby Bath Toys: The Good and Bad News About Mould

Baby bath toys, those things that go squeak in the tub, may not be such a good idea for children. Blame it all on mould. Is this the end for squeezing bath toys? What are we to do if rubber ducky isn't "the one" after all. Young toddlers and preschoolers love to play in the [...]

2021-05-25T00:38:38+10:00May 5th, 2021|Articles|

Building Collaborative Partnerships with Families

Collaborative partnerships with families are essential to providing high-quality care in early childhood education and care. Grounded in Quality Area 6 of the National Quality Standards (NQS), collaborative partnerships call for open, honest and respectful communication. A child's first experiences and interactions shape the world they see. With this in mind, families are children's first [...]

2021-04-29T21:07:31+10:00April 29th, 2021|Articles, Culture|