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Infection control training in early childhood education

Infection control training in early childhood education

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Infection control protocols in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) workplaces are imperative in protect the health and wellbeing of educators, children and families. For these centres to thrive, they need to create an environment that makes everyone who attends the service feel safe and confident. This is especially important in light of COVID-19, […]

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Learner experience: A career in school age education

Learner experience: A career in school age education

Monday, November 16, 2020

If guiding children as they develop, grow and learn through play sounds like a rewarding way to spend your time, pursuing qualifications in school age education could set you on the right career path. Studying School Aged Education and Care (SAEC) can open doors to an important career in Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) and […]

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COVIDSafe overview for early childhood services

COVIDSafe overview for early childhood services

Friday, October 30, 2020

The return to early childhood education has been exciting and a relief for many children, educators, parents and services. Overcoming the challenges of 2020 to reunite in early childhood education services has been rewarding, allowing many to return to work and get back to the routines they value. To continue to remain open while protecting […]

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A focus on lifelong learning this Children’s Week

A focus on lifelong learning this Children’s Week

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Feeling cared for and learning through play are among the rights that every child deserves. Children should have the chance to enjoy their childhood and feel supported by parents, carers, communities and, importantly, early childhood education providers. Each year Children’s Week dedicates itself to celebrating the needs, rights and achievements of children, while strongly advocating […]

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The importance of emotional intelligence in early childhood

The importance of emotional intelligence in early childhood

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Intelligence is a quality that is highly sought after in people, and in today’s society it is now known to extend beyond a person’s ability to solve complex mathematics problems, use a large vocabulary or achieve high marks in school. In fact, it is generally agreed that there are many types of intelligence, covering a […]

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A focus on school age education and care

A focus on school age education and care

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

While early childhood education careers are well-known and often discussed, school age education and care is another rewarding and enjoyable career path available to those who are keen to work with children. Caring for children aged around 5 to 12 years, a role in school age education and care (SAEC) revolves around providing support and […]

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Healthy eating enhances early childhood

Healthy eating enhances early childhood

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

To support the rapid growth and development children experience in early childhood, healthy eating is vital. Not only can good nutrition promote appropriate growth and development for children during their early years, it can also impact their behaviour and wellbeing. Education, support and access to healthy foods works alongside physical activity to ensure children get […]

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Wage incentives to support early learning centres

Wage incentives to support early learning centres

Monday, October 12, 2020

New wage subsidies for traineeships and young job seekers could help you expand your team and help boost the economy post-pandemic if you’re eligible. JobMaker Hiring Credit The JobMaker Hiring Credit is an incentive for businesses to take on additional young job seekers. This will help young people access job opportunities as the economy recovers. […]

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Taking care for Mental Health Month

Taking care for Mental Health Month

Friday, October 9, 2020

This October 10 was World Mental Health Day, as well as Mental Health Month throughout October in Victoria — both timely reminders that taking care of yourself and others should be a priority. Raising awareness of the mental health issues that affect people all over Australia is the aim of World Mental Health Day and […]

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