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Promoting an Inclusive Practice in Childcare

An inclusive practice in childcare promotes and encourages ALL children to participate in education and care. As Educators, we support an inclusive practice across our entire program, so that it embraces the right of every child to be, to belong and become in a diverse world. Often our understanding of inclusion is limited to children [...]

2020-03-28T03:39:21+00:00March 30th, 2020|Articles|

Pre-Writing Skills for Children

Do you have crayon or pencil marks on your walls? Children as young as 2 make marks on all sorts of things to express their feelings. Toddlers and preschoolers begin to develop pre-writing skills as they scribble, draw and imitate letters in an attempt to communicate. Pre-writing skills are part of the foundational literacy skills [...]

2020-03-06T22:59:05+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Articles|

Do the Impossible: Make Cleaning Fun for Children

Few people like cleaning. Fun isn't a word often associated with the household chores that we'd rather swap for something more pleasurable. How then are we to convince our children of the opposite? Can we do the impossible and make cleaning fun? Whether it's a spring clean, a weekly tidy-up or the effort to put [...]

2020-02-26T22:30:01+00:00February 12th, 2020|Articles|

Tips for Expressing Milk at Work

Going back to work and still breastfeeding? Juggling the role of parent and employee doesn't have to be a nerve-racking experience. If your child is starting day care and you want to continue breastfeeding, our tips for expressing milk at work will ease your way. If you're finding it challenging to fulfil the role of [...]

2020-02-05T00:21:49+00:00January 31st, 2020|Articles|

Promoting Healthy Eating and Nutrition in Education and Child Care Services

Promoting healthy eating and nutrition is an essential part of a child care service. It is centred in the National Quality Standard, Quality Area 2: Children's Health and Safety. However, strategies to encourage healthy eating and positive mealtimes cover all quality areas. Early Childhood Educators and chefs have an invaluable opportunity to support and encourage [...]

2020-01-28T21:46:35+00:00January 28th, 2020|Articles|

Best Educational Apps for Preschoolers (and They’re Free!)

Children are drawn to technology. They’re curious beings and seeing how captivated we adults are with our technological gadgets, they want in on it too. To make the most of their screen time, we’ve put together 10 of the best educational apps for preschoolers. When choosing an app for your child, keep in mind that [...]

2020-01-22T20:15:10+00:00January 21st, 2020|Articles|

At Home Multicultural Activities for Children

Multiculturalism is a word that’s long been associated with Australia. Our country has many different people from diverse backgrounds. By encouraging children to experience multicultural activities at home, it helps them to build positive relationships. The United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child stipulates that all children have the right to feel accepted [...]

2020-01-15T02:00:09+00:00January 14th, 2020|Articles, Culture|

5 Fun Colour Recognition Songs and Rhymes for Children

Children love big bright, colourful things. Watch them walk into a colourful room, and their eyes will light up with wonder. Colour recognition, numbers and shapes are some of the early concepts that children begin recognising by the age of 2.  Even though your child may start to recognise colours early, learning colours isn’t always [...]

2020-01-08T22:13:52+00:00January 7th, 2020|Articles|