Book Week – The value of reading with children

Reading with your child is undeniably the best thing you can do to support their development and later schooling years. Reading can enhance your child’s expressive language development and vocabulary, receptive language and comprehension, imagination and creativity, as well as attention span and focus. The benefits of reading and storytelling are massive. Don’t be afraid…

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Starting ‘Big School’

A child starting kindergarten can be a very exciting and nervous time for the whole family. How can you assist your child being as prepared as possible? How do you know they are ready? What will starting school look like? Kindergarten is the start of a long schooling career for your child, so of course…

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How do you choose the right early childhood education and care service?

When looking at enrolling your child into an Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) service, it is important that you make this decision with confidence and that you are well informed. Where do you start? Type of care There are many different types of care options available for families to utilise in Australia. Determining the…

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A Parents Role in their Child’s Education

According to the Reggio Emelia approach, parents are a child’s first teachers. Followed by their teachers and educators, thirdly by the environment. Nobody knows your child as well as you do. You are an expert on your child, as early childhood educators, we are experts on child development. It is essential that we work together…

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How to Get Your Kids Eating Healthily

As parents, we fundamentally want what is best for our children. With added pressures of time constraints, finances, influences from things such as social media and advertisements, consistently offering our children healthy foods can be difficult. Encouraging children to form healthy relationships with foods that are good for them will stick with them throughout their…

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I’m Bored!

I am a massive advocate for outdoor play and feel it is very important for children to have lots of time spent outdoors. However, there are times when going outside is not an option such as heavy rain or strong winds, or perhaps you just don’t feel like braving the cold! Here are some fun…

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The Early Years Learning Framework

The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is the overarching framework in which all early childhood education and care services base their programs and learning around within Australia. The EYLF has been established collectively in conjunction with state & territory governments, the early childhood sector and early childhood academics. The EYLF is a guide for educators…

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Top 10 Activities for Toddlers

Toddlers are innately busy little people that thrive on learning through play. Here are some fun ideas to do with your little ones that are super cheap but also are fantastic for their development. 1.Construction – Collect anything you think would be useful such as cereal boxes, paper towel rolls and nappy boxes. Get creative…

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The Value of the Early Years

Around 90% of brain development occurs in the first 5 years. Let that sink in for a minute. The growth and development that occurs in the brain in its first 5 years will never be matched for the rest of its life. The first 5 years are where the ‘wiring’ of the brain occurs. This…

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Just Go Outside!

We are finding ourselves in a time that is very unfamiliar. With all the awful negatives affiliated with the COVID19 pandemic, there are definitely a few positives that some of us are experiencing. Getting outside and being physically active has challenges with social distancing and the cancellation of organized sport.  However, many of us now…

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