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How to support children’s wellbeing and mental health

How to support children’s wellbeing and mental health

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

While children can be resilient and adaptable, their mental health can be affected which can in turn affect other areas of their lives. The ongoing restrictions and prolonged lockdowns have been disruptive to children’s usual routines. Many have not been able to see grandparents, extended family or their friends. Usual hobbies and activities have been […]

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How to increase your centre’s occupancy rate

How to increase your centre’s occupancy rate

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Increasing occupancy in early childhood education settings is a priority for many childcare service providers. While the sector has been booming, attracting families and growing your centre requires ongoing efforts. With a range of factors impacting occupancy rates, including the pandemic and increasing competition in the sector, it is important to utilise innovative ways to […]

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Putting the play, fun and adventure into ECEC

Putting the play, fun and adventure into ECEC

Thursday, September 16, 2021

In Australia, play-based learning is at the centre of the way we approach early childhood education. This is underpinned by the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standard, each highlighting the importance of incorporating play and exploration into early childhood learning experiences. Play is one of the most critical ways a child learns and […]

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Strong partnerships with families in early childhood education

Strong partnerships with families in early childhood education

Friday, September 10, 2021

From effective recruitment to keeping educators feeling happy and inspired, working on your NQS Rating, effective marketing and more, there are many elements involved when it comes to building and maintaining a high-quality early childhood education service. A key area to consider is your partnerships with families. It’s essential to understand the importance of focusing […]

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Achieve National Quality Standard excellence despite COVID restrictions

Achieve National Quality Standard excellence despite COVID restrictions

Friday, September 3, 2021

From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, early childhood education services have been fast and meticulous in the way they responded. Immediately, early learning centres and educators took action making vital changes to the way they operate when faced with restrictions and lockdowns. Deemed by the Government as an essential service early in the pandemic, […]

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Equipping educators to support children in ever-changing environments

Equipping educators to support children in ever-changing environments

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

The COVID-19 virus and subsequent pandemic has resulted in a new and seemingly ever-changing way of life in a bid to protect people’s health and safety and prevent healthcare systems from being overrun. Since early 2020 this has meant facing varying levels of restrictions on the way we go about our day-to-day lives including work […]

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Make a smart career choice working in early childhood education

Make a smart career choice working in early childhood education

Monday, August 9, 2021

A lot goes into making the right choice that will hopefully lead to choosing a career that is a good fit. We all want to find that dream career that doesn’t feel like work at all, but when you’re exploring career options it can be difficult to know which is right for you. To make […]

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Lifting staff morale in your workplace

Lifting staff morale in your workplace

Friday, July 30, 2021

Life can be challenging at times, and perhaps for many the last 18 months have been particularly difficult. The pandemic has resulted in many changes to life and a general sense of uncertainty which has impacted productivity, mental wellbeing and even job satisfaction. While those who are employed feel grateful to be a part of […]

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Be the change you want to see: A career in early childhood education

Be the change you want to see: A career in early childhood education

Thursday, July 29, 2021

When it comes to providing care for children, Trisha is passionate about ensuring children get the care they need provided by the appropriate people. A big believer that you should be the change you want to see in the world, Trisha’s move into a career in early childhood education was spurred on by being a […]

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