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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 learning services across Melbourne are currently facing the impact of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. This has resulted in constant changes for the sector over the last few months including closures, reopenings and updated COVIDSafe protocols. As centres navigate through these restrictions, it is also important to incorporate a focus on supporting […]

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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 centres in Melbourne now reopening, it is important to continue maintaining the new infection control protocols to help keep educators, families and our communities safe.   Risk mitigation measures undertaken by early childhood services aim to control infection […]

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Why customer feedback is important for your centre

Why customer feedback is important for your centre

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Making the decision of which early childhood education centre to trust with their children’s education is a huge decision for many parents. For some, early childhood education centres may be the first time their child has been cared for by someone else. In many cases for parents, it’s not about which centre is most conveniently […]

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Professional development in early childhood

Professional development in early childhood

Thursday, July 9, 2020

To ensure your service is providing the highest level of care and education to children, it is important to support your early childhood educators in staying skilled and motivated within their careers. Often it comes down to showing your staff their worth and helping them to recognise what they’re capable of in the workplace. Investing […]

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