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|

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|

Putting Children First in Early Childhood Education

What does putting children first in early childhood education mean? At Petit Early Learning Journey our philosophy and beliefs state that children come first. When we put children first we’re supporting children’s agency and recognising them as people with valuable views and ideas. Supporting children’s agency and including them in decision-making impacts all seven quality [...]

2021-03-30T00:07:29+10:00March 30th, 2021|Articles, Culture|

Keeping Our People Safe With Workplace Health and Safety

We're all for keeping our people safe. Every place of business, including child care, is required to adhere to Workplace Health and Safety (WH&S) legislation. It promotes workers' health and safety but also the people who enter our work environment. At Petit Early Learning Journey, that means our children, their families, our teams and other [...]

2021-02-25T02:46:52+10:00February 26th, 2021|Culture|

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|

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|