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Healthy eating enhances early childhood

Healthy eating enhances early childhood

Thursday, October 12, 2023

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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World Mental Health Day: Self-care for early childhood education workers and learners

World Mental Health Day: Self-care for early childhood education workers and learners

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

World Mental Health Day is an international day dedicated to raising awareness and promoting mental health education taking place on 10 October. What better time to reflect on mental health and its impact. It’s also an opportunity to renew our focus on how we can do better when it comes to supporting one another, as […]

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Five hilarious examples of things educators hear from children

Five hilarious examples of things educators hear from children

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Shaping the futures of young children is a responsibility early childhood educators take seriously. But that doesn’t mean there’s no room for fun and laughs too! While some may say ‘never work with children or animals’ we disagree wholeheartedly. A career spent with children means there is never a dull moment — and there are […]

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International Day of Sign Language: Fostering inclusivity and communication

International Day of Sign Language: Fostering inclusivity and communication

Monday, September 18, 2023

Each year on September 23 we celebrate International Day of Sign Language, raising awareness of just how valuable sign language is in our communities. Signing doesn’t just provide a crucial support for deaf individuals to communicate, but it can also play a meaningful role for children and educators in early childhood education, and people with […]

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How to support children’s wellbeing and mental health

How to support children’s wellbeing and mental health

Saturday, September 9, 2023

While children can be resilient and adaptable, their mental health can be affected which can in turn affect other areas of their lives. As early childhood educators, children’s mental health and wellbeing is always a top priority. Knowing what to look for and how to help children whose mental health may need attention is a […]

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Literacy Day: Why children’s literacy is important

Literacy Day: Why children’s literacy is important

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Literacy has a profound significance for children’s lives. Beyond just reading and writing, literacy is the key to unlock a world of opportunities, imagination, and lifelong learning. Each year on 8 September, International Literacy Day is celebrated across the world, observing the importance of literacy for all. In the early childhood education sector, this is […]

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Early Childhood Educators’ Day: Saying Thanks

Early Childhood Educators’ Day: Saying Thanks

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Early Childhood Educators’ Day takes place on Wednesday 6 September, 2023 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 preschoolers as they safely explore and discover the world around them and their […]

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The best start for the best life: the need for educators in the early childhood sector 

The best start for the best life: the need for educators in the early childhood sector 

Thursday, August 24, 2023

The importance of early childhood educators providing children with a strong foundation for life cannot be overstated. During these critical years of development, children acquire essential skills such as communication, critical thinking, creativity, and socialisation. Skills for life! By fostering a love of learning, promoting playfulness, and nurturing growth, educators enable children to lay the […]

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Your guide to student tax deductions: Expenses you can claim

Your guide to student tax deductions: Expenses you can claim

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Did you know that learners can be eligible to make study-related expense claims at tax time? Now is the time to make sure you have everything organised when it comes to student tax deductions. Knowing what’s what when it comes to tax time as a learner can ensure that you get the right amount of […]

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