Embracing differences: Culturally Diverse Experiences for Pre-schoolers

Australia is a diverse country made up of many cultures and ways of living. Embracing differences and learning about our rich cultures and backgrounds makes us more open and accepting of others. Showing children positive ways to feel about being different will help them become open to embracing uniqueness. Through early experiences and positive relationships [...]

2022-03-01T00:29:53+10:00February 2nd, 2022|Culture|

Being Sensitive to the Act of Intentional Teaching

The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) specifies intentional teaching as one of the eight principles of early childhood pedagogy. When Educators engage in intentional teaching, they support and build on children's needs, interests, ideas, skills and strengths. The biggest misconception of intentional teaching is that it relies on traditional classroom learning methods. However, there are [...]

2022-01-28T00:07:08+10:00January 28th, 2022|Articles, Culture|

Celebrating our Educators as Role Models for Children

Every week thousands of families entrust the care of their children to early childhood Educators. They trust us to care for and develop meaningful relationships with their little ones. Every child deserves the best start in life with teachers who are exceptional role models for children. At Petit Early Learning Journey, we recognise families as [...]

2021-12-18T01:21:22+10:00December 20th, 2021|Articles, Culture|

The Importance of Early Childhood Educators

Early Childhood Educators are responsible for providing care and education to children from infancy to age 5. They play an incredibly important role in the lives of these children, as they are often their first teachers outside of the home. The quality of teachers in early childhood education strengthens children's social skills, learning styles, and [...]

2021-11-29T16:46:46+10:00November 26th, 2021|Articles, Culture|

Promoting Sustainability in Early Childhood Education

Sustainability in early childhood education influences every corner of a service's practice. The National Quality Standard embeds environmental responsibility into Petit Early Learning Journey's operations, everyday curriculum and the children's learning program. In an article on The Spoke (May 2019), Dr Sue Elliot, an expert on early childhood education and sustainability, describes the topic as complex. [...]

2021-10-28T23:40:53+10:00October 28th, 2021|Articles, Culture|

Not Just A Float: Recognising the Value of the Float Educator

What does a float Educator do? There are many different ideas of what a float position in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) does. The term "float" can apply to any role, casual or permanent. An Assistant Educator may sometimes be assigned the role of a float, in that they may work with more than [...]

2021-09-29T19:47:01+10:00September 29th, 2021|Articles, Culture|

From Theory to Practice — Innovation in Early Childhood Education and Care

At Petit Early Learning Journey we always seek new ways of doing things in education and care. We promote research through everyday practice and encourage our Educators to engage in a shared understanding of contemporary teaching approaches. Our teams are dedicated to making a difference in every child's life. They explore quality pedagogy to develop [...]

2021-09-01T20:07:42+10:00August 30th, 2021|Articles, Culture|

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|

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 [...]

2021-08-20T14:02:23+10:00June 28th, 2021|Articles, Culture|

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|