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|

Supporting Our Teams—Looking After Your Career and Wellbeing in Early Childhood Education

At Petit Early Learning Journey, we genuinely care about supporting our people. You are not alone when it comes to looking after your career and wellbeing in early childhood education. As a member of our Petit ELJ family, we support your personal development and wellness. Every day our teams collaborate with families to assist in providing [...]

2020-10-29T20:14:22+10:00October 29th, 2020|Articles, Culture|

An Environment for Learning: Caloundra’s Bush Kindy

Bush Kindy is an emergent environment for learning. Learning environments are a key element of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). They are integral to supporting other aspects, such as creating a sense of belonging, being, learning through play, and developing a sense of independence and autonomy. At Petit Early Learning Journey, we intentionally design [...]

2020-09-30T20:17:22+10:00September 29th, 2020|Culture|

Looking After You: Resilience Training for Educators

When we talk about resilience training in child care, the focus is often on strengthening children's wellbeing. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) frequently raises wellbeing as it is pivotal to experiencing belonging, being and becoming. Being resilient improves wellbeing. Beyond Blue describes resilience as "Doing well during or after an adverse event, or a [...]

2020-09-17T20:47:39+10:00August 27th, 2020|Articles, Culture|

Parents Are A Child’s First Teacher: Why Family Partnerships Are So Important

Improving child development is best achieved in early education and care environments when there are strong family partnerships. Documented research and experience widely supports the positive effect on a child's development. A 2010 report for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, examined a large body of research that shows families have [...]

2020-07-29T17:30:06+10:00July 29th, 2020|Articles, Culture|

Reflective practice – The key to providing better educational experiences

Reflective practice in child care helps Educators to approach ongoing challenges, situations and ways of doing things. By engaging in critical reflection, Educators are better informed when it comes to making decisions. Naomi McLeod on "The Reflexive Educator" in Empowering Early Childhood Educators (Routledge, 2019) believes Educators who engage in reflection can open up new [...]

2020-06-29T17:42:03+10:00June 26th, 2020|Articles, Culture|