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Building our future leaders: leading a room by example

Building our future leaders: leading a room by example

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The children of today are the leaders of tomorrow, meaning that the role of child care worker contributes to shaping the future. That’s a big responsibility and a great privilege. An effective and important strategy for child care workers is leading a room by example. That is, modelling the behaviour you want to see in […]

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Amazing benefits of upskilling your employees

Amazing benefits of upskilling your employees

Monday, September 18, 2017

As an employer, the idea of upskilling your employees can feel overwhelming or challenging. Finding the time and energy to make it happen might feel like hard work – but the benefits to your childcare centre, children, families and of course your educators make it worthwhile. Here are just a few of the amazing benefits […]

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Seizure first aid: What to do in an emergency

Seizure first aid: What to do in an emergency

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Whether you’re caring for children or adults, witnessing someone having a seizure can be a frightening experience – especially if you’ve never seen one before. Our child care courses prepare students to work in a range of scenarios with young people of all backgrounds and learning capabilities. Being aware of the health of the children […]

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5 Ways Cooking Can Nurture Children’s Development

5 Ways Cooking Can Nurture Children’s Development

Monday, September 4, 2017

Finding new and engaging ways to nurture children’s development is part of the role of an early childhood educator. Working in child care you get to explore how you can show children new experiences and enhance their learning, imagination or skills in the process. Cooking with children is an excellent way to do this. It’s […]

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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

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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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Five reasons why children should play outside more

Five reasons why children should play outside more

Monday, July 31, 2017

With tablets and televisions in almost every home and learning space, children don’t play outside as much as they used to. While tablets and televisions certainly have a place, outdoor play is an essential element of children’s physical and social development. Getting outside can benefit children’s wellbeing, not to mention be part of making some […]

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