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Extra support for children when they need it most

Extra support for children when they need it most

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The role of a child care worker is to care for and educate children in a classroom environment, but what about rare cases that require further support to help a child thrive? Knowing when to support children in child care is another element of working in child care. Every new experience, good or bad, broadens […]

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The fundamental need for attachment

The fundamental need for attachment

Monday, November 6, 2017

Childhood attachment is an immensely significant part of children’s development. As a child care provider, you have daily contact with children who are newborn through to 5 years of age. Children’s need for attachment is strong at this stage in life. In fact, this time is the most influential in terms of defining a child’s […]

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What is ADHD and how to recognise it in children?

What is ADHD and how to recognise it in children?

Monday, October 30, 2017

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and describes a developmental condition that affects a child’s ability to pay attention, sit still, follow instructions and control impulses. ADHD can have a notable effect on the day-to-day lives of those with it, so it’s important to know how to recognising ADHD in children and get them […]

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Understanding and improving children’s time management skills

Understanding and improving children’s time management skills

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sometimes it can seem like you constantly need to rush children along with things or prompt them to do what is asked in a designated time frame. Even for adults time can be a challenging concept, so it’s no surprise that young children take a while to understand time (not to mention how to use […]

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Going green with children for the environment

Going green with children for the environment

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Going green with children and learning to care for the environment is important for everyone. After all, looking after our planet is a must for a healthy, sustainable future. Little things we do can make all the difference. Working in child care, you get the opportunity to encourage children to go green every day. Let’s […]

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How a happy home can enhance a child’s development

How a happy home can enhance a child’s development

Thursday, September 28, 2017

There are so many factors that play a role to enhance a child’s development or, at times, hinder it. As a child care worker, your passion is supporting children to develop healthily. While you can create a range of positive learning and development experiences when children are in your care, a child’s home life is […]

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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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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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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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