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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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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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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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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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