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10 Podcasts for Early Childhood Educators

Are you looking for a good podcast for early childhood educators? Here is a list of some inspiring shows recommended by your fellow teachers who also also keen to learn,…

12 Ideas for Early Childhood Educators’ Day celebration

Early Childhood Educators’ Day is a great opportunity to appreciate the work of Australia’s educators in early learning services. Do you need some ideas what to plan for this special…

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12 Language and Literacy Activities for Preschoolers

When we offer activities to children in early education settings, we want them to be not only entertaining but to have clear learning outcomes. It’s much more beneficial for children…

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12 Tips for Effective Communication With Parents: For Educators

Effective communication is key to positive partnerships with parents. It builds understanding and trust. When you work in partnership with parents, you’ll all be better able to work together to…

25 Interview Questions for Educators

What interview questions should you expect for a position as an early childhood educator in Australia? It can be nerve racking when going for an interview… We know that. It’s…

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4 Common Mistakes You Should Avoid in Your Reflective Practice

Reflective practice does not need to be difficult or overwhelming. However, there are quite common mistakes, you’d rather be aware of to be able to avoid them. Critical reflection is…

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5 Hand Washing Songs That Kids Will Love to Sing

Singing with kids when they wash hands makes it good fun. It also makes sure that they are washing their hands for long enough to kill germs. What are the…

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5 Science Activities For Young Children With The Learning Outcome Explained

It’s important for young children to build an understanding of basic science concepts. It’s important for us as educators, to understand the learning outcomes of all activities taking place in…

6 steps to a great LinkedIn profile as an Early Childhood Professional

Do you have a LinkedIn profile as an Early Childhood Educator or Teacher? If you do – congratulations! It shows that you treat our profession as it deserves. If you…

7 Essential Activities To Create Positive Well-being – Tips For Early Childhood Educators

While there is a lot of information on what it takes to keep our bodies healthy, there is not as much focus on what we need to keep our minds…

8 Inspiring TED Talks For Early Childhood Educators

Ted Talks can be motivating and informing. Here is a list of 8 inspiring TED talks specifically for Early Childhood Educators. The brightest minds in their industries share their insights,…

Bank of Questions for Reflective Practice

As we mentioned in our free webinar on Critical Reflection, having a bank of questions is very helpful in your reflective practice. We collected questions you can ask yourself or working…

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Bathroom and Nappy Change Cleaning Guide Poster

Bathroom and Nappy Change Cleaning Guide

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Benefits of Messy Play: A Practical Guide for Early Childhood Educators on Documenting and Communicating to Parents

It’s time to celebrate the wonders of messy play and discover how it positively impacts children’s development. From supporting physical growth to fostering creativity, language skills, and emotional and social…

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Book Reviews About Sun Safety for Children

Books are a wonderful resource for educators that can help across every aspect of your program. They don’t just tell stories, they open doors to a world of imagination, curiosity,…

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Book Reviews to Get Kids Up and Moving

Books are a treasure trove for educators, serving as an invaluable resource across every aspect of your program. They don’t just narrate stories; they open doors to a world of…

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Book Reviews to Inspire Cooking with Kids

Books are a treasure trove for educators, serving as an invaluable resource across every aspect of your program. They don’t just narrate stories; they open doors to a world of…

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Cleaning Colour Guide

Connection Vs Attention

Can attention seeking be connection seeking? What is the difference between attention and connection? How to deal with attention seeking behaviour? All those questions are very common in our community…

Considering a career in Early Childhood Education in Australia?

Are you thinking of a career in Early Childhood Education in Australia? Then this article is for you. Firstly, let’s explore the number of jobs available in the Early Childhood…

Critical Reflection for Early Childhood Educators

Critical Reflection – Webinar for Early Childhood Educators with Elsa Norvill We asked Elsa Norvill, a Learning and Development Specialist, to answer our hottest questions about Critical Reflection and received…

Cultivating a Growth Mindset: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators

Early childhood educators are the architects of young minds, shaping the foundation for lifetime of learning. While teaching children to love learning, it can be easy to lose sight of…

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Dealing With Spills Guide

Educational Leader – 5 First Actions in the Role

If you just started a new role as an Educational Leader, you might wonder: Where do I start? What are my first actions? Let’s break it down into some specific…

Educational Leader Team Meetings Guide

For Educational Leaders it’s essential to meet with other educators and staff to discuss matters related to teaching, learning and child wellbeing. And certainly, you want to have meetings that…

Educational Leadership Session 1 Being a Leader

How to be an Educational Leader Session 1

Educational Leadership Session 2 Know Your Role

How to be an Educational Leader Session 2

Educational Leadership Session 3 Supporting Educators

How to be an Educational Leader Session 3

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Effective Environment Cleaning Guide

EYLF Documentation Synonyms

Whether we write reports, observations, fill in a Reflective Journal or do any other type of EYLF documentation, it is handy to have a good list of descriptive words. Please feel free…

From Crayons to Canvas: Unleashing Potential through Creative Expression in Early Years Education

With grateful thanks to the One Tree Community Services Family Information Support & Help program.

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Home Learning Ideas in Early Childhood Education

Is your centre currently supporting your families with home learning packages? We grouped together ideas that may support child’s learning at home. Any parent will appreciate having a list of…

How Different Reggio, Montessori and Steiner Mythologies for Early Learning Teachers

What is different in Reggio, Montessori and Steiner mythologies for an early learning teacher? Let’s look at different aspects of all three approaches. Teacher Role A Montessori educator is seen…

How Often Should Educators Be Reflecting?

How often should we be reflecting? This’s one of the most common questions we come across about Critical Reflection. Is once a week or once a month enough? That’s why,…

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How to Help Children Regulate Their Emotions

Ability to regulate emotions is the biggest challenge for children. At the same time, the ability to regulate emotions underprints EYLF outcome for children to have a strong sense of…

How to Make Difficult Conversations Easier

One of the more difficult tasks in the workplace is talking to someone about an issue that is causing concern. It does not matter if you are a line manager…

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How to Teach Problem Solving to Young Children

Problem solving skill is crucial for children’s learning, well-being, self-regulation and relationships. Lack of problem-solving skills might cause aggressive behaviour in young children or challenges in the first year of school. Problem…

Job Interview Training

Get free training The resume and questioning was great and the students seemed to get a lot out of it. Really good resource – Tanya Anstee, Trainer and Assessor Job…

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Meeting the Needs of Every Learner: Strategies for Supporting Students with Diverse Abilities

Inclusive environments recognise the diverse ages, interests, preferences, abilities, and learning styles of all children. They can play a crucial role in promoting children’s learning, development, and engagement. Creating inclusive…

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Offbeat Art Activities for Children

Fostering creativity in children is so important. It’s also some of the most fun you can have as an educator. Art activities play a pivotal role in not only igniting…

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Pedagogical Lunch: The Ultimate Guide for Early Childhood Educators

Pedagogical Lunch is A Delicious Way to Learn and Have Fun Do you love food and learning? If you do, then you’ll love pedagogical lunches! They are amazing gatherings where…

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Poisonous Plants Reference Guide

Poisonous Plants Reference Guide

Positive Behaviour Support for Early Childhood Professionals

Positive Behaviour Support – Podcasts for Early Childhood Professionals with Emer Donohoe (Regional Coordinator for Inclusion Support) and Sarah Woods (Regional Manager for Inclusion Support) We asked Sarah and Emer,…

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Safe-Sleeping-Guide

Sensory Week 2

Welcome to week two of Sensory January, a month dedicated to the promotion of sensory play. Children are naturally curious of the world they inhabit and are constantly wanting to…

Sensory Week 3

Welcome to week three of Sensory January. Sensory play is an excellent way for children to develop their fine motor skills. Molding, scooping, splashing and pouring are all excellent for…

Sensory Week 4

Welcome to week four of Sensory January. Sensory play in groups is an excellent way for children to develop their teamworking, communication and language, and observational skills. Children learn to…

Skill Building: Being Present

Being present is also know as being mindful. When you are present you are focused on what you are doing. This can reduce stress, improve focus and memory, and improve health generally.

Skill Building: Respectful Communication

With grateful thanks to the One Tree Family Information Support & Help program

Strategies to Manage Aggressive Behaviour in Your Class

Surprisingly, aggressive behaviours can be common when children come together in group settings and don’t yet know how to solve problems. What is aggressive behaviour? Hitting, kicking, slapping, scratching, throwing…

Talking about Sun Safety with Children

You can find more information about sun safety at the Cancer Council. Link: https://www.cancer.org.au/cancer-information/causes-and-prevention/sun-safety/campaigns-and-events/slip-slop-slap-seek-slide  

The Benefits of Sensory Play | Sensory January Week 1

Sensory play, otherwise known as messy play, provides open-ended experiences that engage children’s senses; touch, smell, hearing, taste, sight, vestibular (movement), and proprioception (bodily awareness). Sensory Play supports children to…

Top 7 Tips for Your First Day as a Casual Educator at a New Centre

Starting as a Casual Educator in a new centre? On your first day what should you do? What do your colleagues expect form you as a Casual Educator? Here are…

What Are The Benefits Of Displaying Birthday Charts in the Classroom?

The purpose of displaying a birthday chart in the room is to celebrate and acknowledge the birthdays of the children in the class. It serves as a visual reminder of…

What to Tell Parents About Their Child’s Day at Pick-up Time

What do you tell parents about their child’s day at pick-up time? If you feel like you most of the time say “they had a good day” and would like to…

What Works Better Than Forcing a Child to Say Sorry

In the complex journey of being an educator, guiding children toward genuine empathy and understanding is one of the most significant challenges educators face. One common scenario where this challenge…