What To Do When You Need To Talk With Your Child’s Teacher……

I recently found myself in the unusual position of needing to speak to my son’s teacher about a concern regarding an incident that occurred in the classroom.  My first reaction was to fire off an email to share my concern and this would have arrived in her inbox at about midnight after spending hours coming…

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Why The Royal Interview Interested Our Sam

It is a hot topic at the moment…. the interview with Oprah, Prince William and Meghan Markle. Before most people had even seen the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview it had been scrutinised and critiqued all over the world – and as is typically the case for this couple and many in the media,…

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5 After School Conversation Starters

After school can be a lovely time to connect with your child, some are so excited to share news of their day however if your child is like mine, you may be stuck with one-word answers.  School days are long, tiring and even if your child has been in an early learning setting full time…

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Happy International Men’s Day

Happy International Men’s Day Men in the early childhood sector comprise a very low minority of our profession and I believe this is a great loss for our children. There are many reasons why children would benefit from more males in our sector but some of the most obvious are the basic different caring styles…

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This is not how I planned it…

The planning and excitement in the lead up to the birth of a baby is such a happy time and for me it was made so special with the outpouring of love from my family and extended work family at Fit Kidz.  The most common remark was always “you will be such a great Mum…

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Let Them Be Little

I was in a restaurant with friends recently and I could not help but notice a Mum having a challenging time trying to keep her daughter still and quiet while they enjoyed a meal with others.  Mum was getting frustrated and her voice was getting louder, the child was getting more restless and, it did…

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We are all so busy…..

“Hurry is the enemy of love.” Steve Biddulph I love this quote by the wonderful parenting expert, Steve Biddulph.  It is a reminder to me that we need to slow down, live in the moment, and appreciate the here and now…easier said than done I know. I notice that more and more people talk about…

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Jeans for Genes Day – Supporting our friend Lachy

Thank you very much to everyone who donated to our Jeans for Genes day fundraiser.  This was a particularly special opportunity for us to raise funds and awareness for this important cause and below (with permission) I share a personal story about one of our very own. Lachy has been with Fit Kidz Glenwood South…

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Early Learning Matters Week 2020

This has been a special week for anyone working in the Early Childhood sector. We celebrate Early Learning Matters Week with the mission of showing Australia what high-quality early learning looks like and explain why it matters.  We opened our first Fit Kidz service in Glenwood in 2004 with the goal of providing high-quality care…

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The value of a routine

As an Early Childhood Educator, I see the value of having established routines in a classroom and as a Mum of three busy boys, I see the necessity for a harmonious home. This does not suggest I don’t see the value in being flexible and spontaneous, just that a basic routine offers a sense of…

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