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SunSmart in child care

SunSmart in child care

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Being SunSmart in child care As a child care professional, children’s health is at the top of your priority list. In summer, we need to be extra vigilant about children’s sun exposure, but being SunSmart in child care doesn’t have to be a challenge. To ensure every educator is across the best ways to protect […]

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Tips for children’s sun safety in Melbourne

Tips for children’s sun safety in Melbourne

Monday, February 12, 2018

The sun can be fun, but it can also be dangerous if the right precautions aren’t taken. We’ve rounded up some top tips for child care professionals who are committed to sun safety in Melbourne this summer. Children are far more susceptible to sunburn and other sun-related ailments, because they have more sensitive skin and […]

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Why sun safety for children should be a priority

Why sun safety for children should be a priority

By now we all know that there really is nothing healthy about a suntan. Working with young children, it’s important we help to protect their skin from the sun too. This is because sun damage goes beyond just sunburn. In this article you will get to know why sun safety for children is essential. The […]

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Going back to study after 3+ years off — is it worth it?

Going back to study after 3+ years off — is it worth it?

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Parenting, travelling, casual jobs — there are many reasons people have a time away from studying for a year or even a few years. While going back to studying can feel daunting, it can definitely be worthwhile. Our students come from all walks of life and have taken anything from a year to a couple […]

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Celebrating Australia: Why growing up in Australia is so great

Celebrating Australia: Why growing up in Australia is so great

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

There are many things to be proud of and celebrating Australia, from our picturesque landscapes to our multicultural society and belief in a fair go for all. Working in child care it is fun and educational to get involved in celebrating Australia and what makes our country so wonderful. Celebrating Australia and all it has […]

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Understanding children’s temperament and personalities

Understanding children’s temperament and personalities

Friday, January 19, 2018

All adults were children once and just like adults, children’s temperament and personalities can vary a lot. That’s why learning how to understand temperament can be useful. When assessing a child’s temperament, there are nine basic temperament traits to consider. These temperament traits are: Activity level: how physically active a child tends to be Distractibility: […]

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Handling a child’s temper and tantrums

Handling a child’s temper and tantrums

Thursday, January 18, 2018

All adults were children once and just like adults, children’s temperament and personalities can vary a lot. Working in child care settings, you’re likely to care for children with many different personalities, including handling a child’s temper from time to time. Coming face to face with child’s temper tantrum can be confronting and upsetting, as […]

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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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