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Identifying potential behavioural issues in children

Identifying potential behavioural issues in children

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The emotional development of children is complex. While working as a child care professional, you will encounter children with a range of personalities and temperaments. These children will come from many different cultures and upbringings and will exhibit different behaviours. In your role as a carer, you may be able to identify behavioural issues in […]

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7 ways to protect children from online bullying

7 ways to protect children from online bullying

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Online bullying affects around 20% of Australian children, though there are potentially more who do not tell others what they are experiencing. This is why it’s so essential that educators know how to take action against online bullying in children and protect young people. Working with children, we have the privilege of being able to […]

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Spotting the signs of online bullying

Spotting the signs of online bullying

With at least 1 in 5 young Australians under the age of 18 being victims of bullying each year, learning to spot the signs is vital. Spotting the signs of online bullying can be tricky, but there are some things you can do as a carer, teacher, educator or parent. The secret world of online […]

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What is online bullying?

What is online bullying?

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The internet has brought with it many benefits to our lives. The ability to source endless information, reconnect with old friends near and far and even work from anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, online bullying has become something more common than we would like, so what is online bullying? Online bullying is particularly common within […]

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Supporting employees to upskill in child care

Supporting employees to upskill in child care

Friday, November 17, 2017

As human beings we seek out growth and development from a young age. Learning is instinctive and a driving force for us to be the best we can be. Supporting your employees to upskill in child care careers can be an excellent way to motivate them and help them reach their full potential. There are […]

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Sleeping Beauties [Top 5 Safe Sleep Tips in Child Care]

Sleeping Beauties [Top 5 Safe Sleep Tips in Child Care]

Monday, August 21, 2017

Sleep is one of the essential building blocks for developing children. It allows the body to rest and rejuvenate. Sleep is also needed to assist children’s immune systems and brain function. The amount of sleep needed varies from child to child, but as a child care worker many of the children in your care will still require […]

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Checklist: What to look for when choosing a training provider

Checklist: What to look for when choosing a training provider

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Deciding on a career working with children is exciting, and it’s important to take the right steps to get to where you want to be. Once you’ve discovered the qualifications you need for your desired job outcome, it’s time to choose a registered training provider (RTO). Figuring out which RTOs are good and not so […]

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Easter in Early Childhood Education

Easter in Early Childhood Education

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

When working in child care there are certain times of year that children get particularly excited about. It’s not surprising to learn that Easter is one of those times. The idea of a bunny hopping over to their homes and hiding chocolate eggs is a concept that children can’t get enough of. It is important […]

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Getting the facts about the flu vaccination

Getting the facts about the flu vaccination

Thursday, April 6, 2017

As the weather cools down, flu vaccination becomes a hot topic. No one wants to get the flu, but what’s the best way of avoiding it? There’s no silver bullet, but the flu vaccination is an option that you could consider. First things first, learning more about the flu can help you make an informed […]

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Considering the rewards and challenges of a child care career

Considering the rewards and challenges of a child care career

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  The demand for child care services in Australia has increased dramatically in recent years. Today, more than 1.2 million children attend around 17,000 government-approved child care services nationwide. Like all industries, working in child care comes with a unique set of challenges and rewards – some of which we’ve taken a closer look at: […]

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