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Easing the transition back to early learning

Easing the transition back to early learning

Monday, October 5, 2020

As Melbourne’s lockdown restrictions ease, children, parents, educators and centre owners are heading back to early learning. Early childhood education services can now reopen for all families, and while this is exciting for many there is likely to be a transition period too. New routines, or getting used to previous routines can take some time, […]

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Soft skills for strong educators

Soft skills for strong educators

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Soft skills are often regarded as integral for workplace success, with many early childhood education employers considering them just as important as hard skills. The combination of emotional intelligence, personal attributes like patience and responsibility, as well as communication and social skills, are examples of soft skills which can equip you to thrive in the […]

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Knowing when it’s time to upskill

Knowing when it’s time to upskill

Thursday, September 17, 2020

For a thriving career, it’s essential that your skills and knowledge are up to date. Along with practical experience, connections and a commitment to what you do, upskilling can help you take your career to the next level. Knowing when it’s it the right time to explore your upskill options isn’t always clear, and it […]

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Felicity’s journey in an early childhood career

Felicity’s journey in an early childhood career

Monday, September 14, 2020

Everyone’s journey into their career is different. Some of us may venture through many different avenues before finding where we are meant to be, whereas others just instinctively know what career path is right for them. For Practical Outcomes early childhood education trainer Felicity Vaillard, she has always known that teaching in some way is […]

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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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