The Advertiser has a great perspective on how important child care workers are. It’s still not too late for pay increases. September 5 was Early Educator Day, and all around the country parents and the community are saying thank you to the women and men who nurture and teach our very youngest children. We are […]
From Kidspot In Australia, there’s nothing legally wrong with my daughter being in a forward facing car seat at her age. The law dictates babies can move into an approved forward facing seat from six months of age … But is that what’s actually best for them? New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggest not. The guidelines suggest […]
More than 165 family daycare providers have been forced to shut their doors across Australia after the operators were allegedly found to have been falsely claiming subsidies. The joint state-federal government crackdown has seen 117 providers lose their accreditation and 49 providers have their accreditation suspended. In NSW alone, 124 family daycare providers were shuttered […]
“Hmmmm, what can I put out that’s exciting today? I know, Billy was talking about robots yesterday. Oh, and we have some new googly eyes, and I remember seeing some large nuts and bolts. With playdough this could be fantastic!” As an early childhood educator this is where most of my ideas for engaging play […]
When life changes and you become a parent, with a high pressure job, how do you navigate the demands of both family and work life? Andrea Christie-David of Leor In Home Early Learning provides some useful tips on managing the demands of life as a working mum or dad. Have you just become a ‘working’ […]
One of the chief ways in which a child learns to be a good friend is through hours of interactions with friends and potential friends. In fact, aside from reading, friendship might be the primary task of the lower elementary–even more important than any math or science skills kids learn as the primary of act of being human is to be social. Our adult health and happiness is closely related to having good friends to support us.
In our increasingly busy worlds, where we are buzzing from place to place, technology in hand, we often get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and forget to stop and smell the roses. So, I’m finding it more and more important to teach our children the ability to switch off from the buzz and busyness of the day and focus on becoming calmer and more mindful. There are a few ways this can be achieved in our setting.