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CPR for children – what you need to know

CPR for children – what you need to know

Thursday, August 24, 2017

CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, can make all the difference to saving a child’s life in an emergency situation. It’s a critical component of any first aid course and something that everyone working in childcare should be trained in. CPR works by feeding oxygen to children (or adults) in emergency situations – such as drowning, heart […]

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Anaphylaxis – What You Need To Know

Anaphylaxis – What You Need To Know

Anaphylaxis – it’s a word that sends shivers down thousands of parents’ spines, not to mention child care workers who recognise the threat this major allergic reaction causes, particularly in children. Every year, thousands of Australian children and adults are hospitalised for anaphylaxis, often a result of food allergies. In fact, according to the ABC, […]

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Sleeping Beauties [Top 5 Safe Sleep Tips in Child Care]

Sleeping Beauties [Top 5 Safe Sleep Tips in Child Care]

Monday, August 21, 2017

Sleep is one of the essential building blocks for developing children. It allows the body to rest and rejuvenate. Sleep is also needed to assist children’s immune systems and brain function. The amount of sleep needed varies from child to child, but as a child care worker many of the children in your care will still require […]

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Common allergies in children (and what to look for)

Common allergies in children (and what to look for)

Monday, August 14, 2017

With allergies in early childhood increasing over recent years, it is important for child care workers to know what to look for. Allergies are most commonly an immune response to factors within the surrounding environment that are usually harmless – for example, dust, insects, pollen, animals and food. Common allergies in children In Australia the […]

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Staying Healthy: Spotting and preventing chickenpox

Staying Healthy: Spotting and preventing chickenpox

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Working in childcare means you’ll more than likely come across children who are unwell from time to time, but a little knowledge can go a long way. Learn how to identify an illness and find out the right steps to take care of the child – and how to prevent germs from spreading. […]

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