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All You Need to Know About Child Care Work Placement

What is child care work placement?  Childcare work placement is a necessary component to obtaining a childcare qualification. In many ways childcare placement can be likened to work experience that…

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Lockdown Activities for Parents with Young Children

15 Lockdown activities to keep the kids engaged With Sydney’s Covid 19 lockdown being extended until at least the 28th August and a number of Local Government Areas in the…

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Educational Leaders in the Childcare Setting

The benefit of an educational leader in a childcare setting The role of educational leader childcare was first mandated by the Australian government in 2012, perhaps in recognition of the…

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Effective Relations with Colleagues and Families

Building Effective Relations with Colleagues and Families in Childcare The childcare profession offers numerous opportunities to build rewarding positive relationships with children, colleagues and parents. Building collegiality in childcare is…

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Strategies to Settle New Arrivals in Childcare

Making the transition from home into childcare can be quite a trying time for both parents and children. While some children take to their new environment with ease, others have…

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The stages of play in early childhood

The stages of play in early childhood follow a logical pattern. This pattern is best explained by Mildred Parler’s thesis on the six stages of play. Parler’s stages of Play…