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Category Archives: learning

Healthy, wonder-filled and wise

By Freya Lucas Have you ever wondered how educators encourage children to adopt lifelong healthy habits, or learn more about their wellbeing? One of the cornerstones of the Early Years Learning Framework is following children’s interests, and supporting them to explore all of their wonderful questions, ideas, curiosities and connections with the wider world – …

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How To Support Your Child’s Speech And Language Development

By Freya Lucas Research shows that the best way to support speech and language development is to talk together, frequently and naturally. In a childcare setting, children are surrounded by many different examples of speech and language, both from their peers, and from their educators. Educators use many strategies to support children’s language development in …

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Recipe Round Up

As 2016 comes to a close, we reminisce about the awesome, tasty and healthy recipes we have created this year. Involving your children with you in the kitchen develops their tastebuds by trying new and interesting foods, is a great opportunity for them to utilise their fine motor skills and creates beautiful memories to boot. …

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How important is the bond between an educator and a child?

As educators we could share with you a thousand reasons why we love our job… We could tell you about how much we enjoy being connected with your child and contributing to their development and early childhood experiences…. How excited we get to share a year of celebrations, achievements and precious moments with your family…. …

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Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2016

NAIDOC Week commences this year on Sunday 3rd July 2016 and ends on Saturday 9th July 2016.  Celebrations are held across Australia each July, during the first full week, to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from …

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Preparing your child for school

From very early on, you have provided your child with opportunities to explore, discover their interests, develop self-awareness, observe those around them, tackle change and build resilience. These are all treasured moments in your child’s life and build on further opportunities they will experience in their learning journey. Experiences in their Kindergarten or Preschool year …

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