NQS Rating: Practical strategies to improve your centre’s performance
Achieving an NQS Rating of ‘Exceeding’ is the goal for most childcare centres when undergoing their assessment under the National Quality Framewor...Read More
The TOP qualities to help you thrive as an early childhood educator
Careers in early childhood education can be rewarding, diverse and fun. The impact you have on young people can transform their lives and enrich yours...Read More
Promoting happiness and health with bush and beach kinder
Bush kinder is inspired by the ‘forest schools’ of Denmark and Scandinavia and has been growing in popularity in Australia over the last few years...Read More
Introducing mindfulness to children
The first five years of life are fundamental to a child’s future. The most crucial period of rapid brain development takes place during these early years and lays the foundation for children’s health, happiness, growth and wellbeing. The first five years are also when a child will likely spend time in early childhood education services, […]Read More
What is Skills First Funding and how do I access it?
If you’re in Victoria and you’ve been researching your government-funded course options, or looking into what government funding is available to you for your early childhood education and care course, you have probably come across Skills First funding. The jargon can be confusing, so let’s do away with get clear on answers to questions like […]Read More
How to become a kindergarten teacher assistant
Kindergarten usually refers to the year of education that leads up to commencing primary school. As a kindergarten assistant, you’ll work with children who are aged between 3 and 5-years old. Kindergarten, kindy, pre-school, 3 or 4-year old kinder — whatever you know it as, just about everyone has fond memories of being in kindergarten! […]Read More
Checklist: See if you’re ready to study child care!
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 […]Read More
7 strategies for easing separation anxiety in children
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 […]Read More
Thank you educators! — Early Childhood Educators Day
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 […]Read More
First aid in child care – is your centre compliant?
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 […]Read More
How do you decide between studying at an RTO vs TAFE?
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 […]Read More
Practical Outcomes’ provides a university pathway with Swinburne Online
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, […]Read More