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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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Checklist: What to look for when choosing a training provider

Checklist: What to look for when choosing a training provider

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Deciding on a career working with children is exciting, and it’s important to take the right steps to get to where you want to be. Once you’ve discovered the qualifications you need for your desired job outcome, it’s time to choose a registered training provider (RTO). Figuring out which RTOs are good and not so […]

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Easter in Early Childhood Education

Easter in Early Childhood Education

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

When working in child care there are certain times of year that children get particularly excited about. It’s not surprising to learn that Easter is one of those times. The idea of a bunny hopping over to their homes and hiding chocolate eggs is a concept that children can’t get enough of. It is important […]

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Getting the facts about the flu vaccination

Getting the facts about the flu vaccination

Thursday, April 6, 2017

As the weather cools down, flu vaccination becomes a hot topic. No one wants to get the flu, but what’s the best way of avoiding it? There’s no silver bullet, but the flu vaccination is an option that you could consider. First things first, learning more about the flu can help you make an informed […]

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Considering the rewards and challenges of a child care career

Considering the rewards and challenges of a child care career

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  The demand for child care services in Australia has increased dramatically in recent years. Today, more than 1.2 million children attend around 17,000 government-approved child care services nationwide. Like all industries, working in child care comes with a unique set of challenges and rewards – some of which we’ve taken a closer look at: […]

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Four things children want from childcare workers

Four things children want from childcare workers

Thursday, January 26, 2017

What do children want from their child care providers? Surprisingly, this important question isn’t asked often. We think it’s important though, seeing as children are the ones who spend the most time with child care providers and will feel the impact of their approach most. Employers, parents and co-workers opinions aside, today we’re asking what’s […]

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How A Career In Child Care Can Work For Your Lifestyle

How A Career In Child Care Can Work For Your Lifestyle

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A career that makes you feel passionate and committed is pretty special. And while working in child care is one of those careers, we still need time for our personal lives as well. Within the child care industry, there are a range of roles available when you are qualified. Whether it’s full time, part time […]

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Put Your Qualifications To Work

Put Your Qualifications To Work

Friday, January 13, 2017

Have you heard of friends or family members who have studied something they really love but then continue to work in a career that they’re not passionate about? It doesn’t have to be that way. We are committed to our students and the early childhood industry and with our industry understanding and competency-based training, you’ll […]

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Practical Outcomes Awarded 2017 Skills First Contract

Practical Outcomes Awarded 2017 Skills First Contract

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Our ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality training for the early childhood industry has been recognised by the Victorian Government, with Practical Outcomes awarded a Skills First contract. The Skills First system has been designed to improve the quality of training delivered to students through Registered Training Organisations across the state. We are proud […]

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Work In Child Care And Change Lives

Work In Child Care And Change Lives

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Some of the most significant wiring of our brains occurs during the first five years of life. This is a time of rapid brain development and lays the foundation for their future. According to the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC), at age three a child has approximately 1000 trillion brain connections. Compare this to 500 […]

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