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Checklist: See if you’re ready to study child care!

Checklist: See if you’re ready to study child care!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Making the decision to study for the first time or to go back to study is not always straightforward. You may be going back and forth about the decision, or you may believe a career change is not within your reach. Having the confidence to see the potential of a change and your ability to […]

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7 strategies for easing separation anxiety in children

7 strategies for easing separation anxiety in children

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Separation anxiety is a normal part of development for children and while it doesn’t affect all children, it is pretty common. So if you are working in childcare jobs it is likely that you will come across varying degrees of separation anxiety in children as young as babies through to primary school age. It’s important […]

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Thank you educators! —  Early Childhood Educators Day

Thank you educators! — Early Childhood Educators Day

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Patient, kind, thoughtful, nurturing — these are just a few of the words that come to mind when thinking about early childhood educators and the incredible work they do each day. The first Wednesday of September each year is Early Childhood Educators Day, and there’s no better time to show the educators in your life […]

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First aid in child care – is your centre compliant?

First aid in child care – is your centre compliant?

Monday, September 2, 2019

To deliver the highest possible standard of care in early childhood education, first aid qualifications are vital. It’s not enough to have a first aid kit — knowing how to use it properly and administer potentially life-saving first aid is a must for safety in any industry. In the child care industry approved first aid […]

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How do you decide between studying at an RTO vs TAFE?

How do you decide between studying at an RTO vs TAFE?

Monday, August 19, 2019

Deciding where to study can be challenging, with seemingly many options to choose from to enrol in the same course. Certificates and Diplomas are delivered by a number of Vocational Education and Training (VET) institutions, but when making your decision, it’s good to understand the key differences between the available providers of VET.   Why […]

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Practical Outcomes’ provides a university pathway with Swinburne Online

Practical Outcomes’ provides a university pathway with Swinburne Online

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

At Practical Outcomes, we work with Swinburne Online to give you a head start to completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood or Primary. A fulfilling career pathway could be smoother than you think! Practical Outcomes students who graduate with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) can now access a university pathway at Swinburne Online, […]

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7 tips to help you boost employee engagement

7 tips to help you boost employee engagement

Saturday, August 3, 2019

An engaged employee is one who is committed, loyal, hard-working, proactive and motivated. In other words, an engaged employee is the kind of employee you want working in your business, whether you’re in aged care, child care or any industry you can think of. Where do you discover this kind of employee engagement that’s going […]

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Why the child care industry needs you!

Why the child care industry needs you!

Monday, July 15, 2019

When you embark on a career in child care, you are given the privilege of supporting and nurturing children during one of the most crucial times in their lives. You are helping to shape the future and provide the youngest members of society with the care they need to thrive. Early childhood is a vital […]

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NQS assessment: Planning strategies that really work

NQS assessment: Planning strategies that really work

Monday, July 8, 2019

If your childcare centre has not yet been assessed for a rating under the National Quality Framework or you have an assessment coming up, being prepared is vital. Your NQS Rating can play a notable role in your centre’s overall success, including attracting families to increase your enrolments, and ensures that you are delivering the […]

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