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White Christmas fun in Aussie summer!

White Christmas fun in Aussie summer!

Monday, December 11, 2017

All over the world, children associate Christmas with Santa Claus, his reindeer, snowmen and the North Pole. Christmas songs, movies and stories usually take place in the Northern Hemisphere, where Christmas happens in the winter. For this reason, children in Australia are aware of a concept of a White Christmas despite our festive period taking […]

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Four ways animals improve children’s development

Four ways animals improve children’s development

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Whether it’s a fish, a ferret, a rabbit, a dog or a cat, children tend to want to have an animal in their lives. This is great, when you consider that animals can improve children’s development. However, while getting a puppy for Christmas is most children’s dream, it’s a big commitment. Thankfully, there are many […]

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Finding childcare jobs in Australia

Finding childcare jobs in Australia

Monday, November 27, 2017

Finding childcare jobs in Australia can sometimes be daunting, frustrating and disappointing. It can feel even more challenging when you don’t have any qualifications or experience. It might come as a surprise to learn that finding child care jobs in Australia isn’t quite so difficult. Last year’s Census produced data showing that child care workers are […]

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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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Extra support for children when they need it most

Extra support for children when they need it most

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The role of a child care worker is to care for and educate children in a classroom environment, but what about rare cases that require further support to help a child thrive? Knowing when to support children in child care is another element of working in child care. Every new experience, good or bad, broadens […]

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The fundamental need for attachment

The fundamental need for attachment

Monday, November 6, 2017

Childhood attachment is an immensely significant part of children’s development. As a child care provider, you have daily contact with children who are newborn through to 5 years of age. Children’s need for attachment is strong at this stage in life. In fact, this time is the most influential in terms of defining a child’s […]

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What is ADHD and how to recognise it in children?

What is ADHD and how to recognise it in children?

Monday, October 30, 2017

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and describes a developmental condition that affects a child’s ability to pay attention, sit still, follow instructions and control impulses. ADHD can have a notable effect on the day-to-day lives of those with it, so it’s important to know how to recognising ADHD in children and get them […]

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Understanding and improving children’s time management skills

Understanding and improving children’s time management skills

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sometimes it can seem like you constantly need to rush children along with things or prompt them to do what is asked in a designated time frame. Even for adults time can be a challenging concept, so it’s no surprise that young children take a while to understand time (not to mention how to use […]

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Going green with children for the environment

Going green with children for the environment

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Going green with children and learning to care for the environment is important for everyone. After all, looking after our planet is a must for a healthy, sustainable future. Little things we do can make all the difference. Working in child care, you get the opportunity to encourage children to go green every day. Let’s […]

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