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Knowing when it’s time to upskill

Knowing when it’s time to upskill

Thursday, September 17, 2020

For a thriving career, it’s essential that your skills and knowledge are up to date. Along with practical experience, connections and a commitment to what you do, upskilling can help you take your career to the next level. Knowing when it’s it the right time to explore your upskill options isn’t always clear, and it […]

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Felicity’s journey in an early childhood career

Felicity’s journey in an early childhood career

Monday, September 14, 2020

Everyone’s journey into their career is different. Some of us may venture through many different avenues before finding where we are meant to be, whereas others just instinctively know what career path is right for them. For Practical Outcomes early childhood education trainer Felicity Vaillard, she has always known that teaching in some way is […]

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Early Childhood Educator’s Day: Saying Thanks

Early Childhood Educator’s Day: Saying Thanks

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Early Childhood Educator’s Day takes place on Wednesday 2 September, 2020 to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution educators make to the development and early learning of children. Educators play important roles during a vital time in children’s development; nurturing babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers as they safely explore and discover the world around them and their […]

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What you need to know when changing careers

What you need to know when changing careers

Monday, August 31, 2020

If you’re thinking that it’s time to look at changing careers, you’re not alone. This year has made many people explore the opportunity of new career options, particularly in sectors that have proven to offer greater job security and promise during tough times. After all, unemployment rates have reached record highs throughout this year’s pandemic […]

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Mental health and wellbeing: Supporting staff

Mental health and wellbeing: Supporting staff

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Early childhood education services across Melbourne are currently facing the impact of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. This has resulted in the reintroduction of restrictions, which has meant further tightening of the criteria families must meet to utilise child care services. Many families now unable to access early childhood education, meaning reduced occupancy […]

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Case study: An inside look into infection control in early childhood services

Case study: An inside look into infection control in early childhood services

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

We spoke to Practical Outcomes early childhood education Regional Manager Anastasia Natoli about the infection control changes being implemented by the early childhood education and care industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Early childhood educators are vital to our communities, ensuring that children have access to high–quality learning and care during the crucial early years of […]

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Studying online for the first time? What to expect.

Studying online for the first time? What to expect.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

With more people undertaking courses online, gaining your qualifications from home or the workplace is becoming increasingly common. But, if you’ve never studied online before, you’re probably wondering what you can expect While most of us have experienced classroom learning at various points in our lives, enrolling to take classes via a computer or laptop […]

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Early Learning Matters

Early Learning Matters

Friday, July 31, 2020

During August, Early Learning Matters Week takes place, giving us the opportunity to celebrate the inspiring and meaningful work undertaken by early childhood educators, teachers, trainers and carers every day. Organised by leading early childhood organisation and voice for young children, Early Childhood Australia, Early Learning Matters Week helps to raise awareness of the importance […]

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Infection control in early childhood services

Infection control in early childhood services

Friday, July 31, 2020

For the early childhood education sector, infection control has always been embedded to a high standard within services. With some centres in Melbourne closed until mid September consistent with Stage 4 restrictions and regional services continuing to operate under Stage 3, it is important to build in the new infection control protocols to help keep educators, families […]

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