a childcare worker sits and helps young children bond with each other

Strategies for Inclusion in Childcare

Commitment to the inclusion of every child in childcare or early childhood education requires the adoption of strategies for inclusion in childcare that are practical, meaningful and sufficiently flexible to…

a female childcare worker thoroughly washing her hands

Infection Control Procedures in Childcare

The past twelve months has really emphasised the importance of infection control in childcare. The emergence of COVID-19 has highlighted how quickly a communicable disease can spread and the risks…

a baby reaching for pills while the childcare worker prevents him from reaching them

Hazards in a Childcare Centre

Hazards in childcare cannot be taken lightly. Keeping children and workers safe is a key responsibility of all childcare centres. Keeping children safe is a multi-faceted task involving education, supervision,…

a young asian girl reacts having been bitten on the upper arm at childcare

Biting in Childcare

It can be quite disturbing to be informed that your child has been the victim of biting in child care or that your child has been biting others. While the…

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MTOP Outcomes

What are MTOP outcomes in childcare MTOP – My Time Our Place Framework has been developed by the Council of Australian Governments as part of the National Quality Standard (NQS)….

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Developing Policies in Childcare 

Policy formulation and development are critical in ensuring the proper functioning of an early childhood education and care setting. Polices provide a legal framework for administrators, and a framework for…