Aussie Childcare Network is an educational resource website for early childhood educators, teachers, parents and for students doing their early childhood studies in Australia. Our website provides a wide range of useful and informative Articles, Activities, Printables, EYLF Templates, Forums, Community Social Network and much more on a variety of topics related to Childcare and on children from birth to 12 years.
What do you benefit from Aussie Childcare Network?
We constantly strive to build useful resources for all Early Childhood Professionals, Students, Parents and Teachers to use. Aussie Childcare Network has the following wealth of information in our website:
Articles - The articles featured on this site cover a wide range of topics within early childhood education, development, learning and care. The information in each of these articles are based on current research, knowledge and practical experience. When writing these articles we find it necessary to include simple to understand information that is easy to follow and is meaningful. For educators and students we also have a variety of "how to" guides to support understanding in programming , planning, child behaviour,balancing work and study and more. We have also included pregnancy and parenting articles for parents needing that extra bit of guidance. We will continue to strive to provide articles that are useful and informative for educators, students and parents.
Activities - The activities we offer here (from babies to school age) cover a range of different experiences. Games, Art and Craft, Rhymes & Songs and Cooking Activities are all included. Educators and parents can use any of these activities to encourage a child to explore, strengthen their own learning or to develop and practice a new skill. Each of the activities offer simple instructions and suggestions on how to enrich a child's learning and development through play.
Printables – Our Printables section has a collection of Educational Printables and Worksheets for children. You can use these printables to encourage child development and learning. All Printables and worksheets are created by Aussie Childcare Network and are available for you to download and print in a high quality PDF formats for free. You can find a variety of worksheets for Cutting Skills, Pre writing Skills, Alphabet Worksheets, Numbers Worksheets, Colours & Shapes Worksheets, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Math Worksheets, Flashcards, Posters and more..
Templates – A Collection of EYLF and MTOP Programming and Planning Templates that you can use at your Long Daycare Centre, Family Daycare Centre or OOSH Before and After school care. This feature was introduced as our effort to help you cut down on your paperwork as well as create professional looking childcare documentations meeting the requirements of EYLF, MTOP and NQS. Here you can find programming templates for Daily Curriculum Plans, Weekly Curriculum Plans, Learning Stories, Reflections, Child Obs, Child Portfolios and more..
Forum - Free Forum Discussions for all Educators, Students and Parents in Australia and worldwide. Our forum will enable you to connect to real people with real experiences who are here to support, guide and assist you. Best of all, this forum connects Childcare Professionals and Students from different parts throughout Australia which means you get more accurate and reliable information from people around you.
Community - A special feature for our members that helps you develop your own social network with other members here at Aussie Childcare Network. This is full valued social network with all the main features of a social network such as: comments, friends approval system with friends list, private messenger, receive notifications on friend’s activities and more..
Who owns Aussie Childcare Network?
Aussie Childcare Network is created by Lorina (thats me) and its a privately owned Australian website based in Sydney, New South Wales (NSW). When this site was developed back in Nov 2009, I found there was a real need for a unique website that is dedicated for Childcare Educators and Students to help and support each other in early childhood education and learning. Aussie Childcare Network was born - as a website purely dedicated in supporting and sharing knowledge with other Early Childhood Educators and I take pride in saying that we are probably 'the first successful website with dedicated support for childcare professionals in Australia'!
I feel empowered to share my knowledge, experiences and skills of what I learnt throughout my time as a student and an educator with others. I love understanding how other educators develop their own practices and learning about what works for them.
We belong to such a vast industry with so many different teaching practices, strategies and principles according to each individual that it's so important that we learn from one another. Aussie Childcare Network provides that bridge to network with educators and students from Australia, to enable us to come together and share our wealth of information that builds a foundation for children's learning. This is what makes Aussie Childcare Network unique and different from all other websites and blogs.
Supporting Early Childhood Educators
Working within early childhood is both a demanding and rewarding job. It gives great satisfaction for you as an educator to be involved in the early development of a child's life.
As an early childhood educator, Aussie Childcare Network will enable you to develop your learning and your skills by giving you an opportunity to have access to a variety of Resources, Articles, Printables, Programming Templates and much more which will benefit you as an early childhood educator.
Not only does Aussie Childcare Network enable you to access many free resources, you also have access to the online community Forum. This forum is a unique feature as it connects you with other educators throughout Australia and worldwide. The forum allows you to ask questions, share answers, share thoughts & ideas, issues and concerns and discuss what is important to you within the early childhood industry.
Supporting Students of Early Childhood Studies
Completing a qualification in early childhood studies is a step closer in starting a career as an early childhood educator. When studying there may be times where assignments or tasks seem a little difficult to understand and you may need some support to further develop your understanding.
Using our Forum feature, Aussie Childcare Network provides support and guidance to you as a student throughout your early childhood studies. Our members contribute their own free time, knowledge and experience by providing assistance to you and other fellow students where necessary. This can include clarifying a question, assisting with information or re-checking a response.
The help and support we provide gives you the confidence and understanding you need to complete your studies and become high quality educators. There are also a variety of Articles and Resources available to guide you through your studies and career in early childhood education and care.
Working and raising a family is a difficult choice that many families share.
Aussie Childcare Network will enable you to have access to a variety of free parenting resources, such as articles and information on Child Care and Parenting, Children Activities and Games, Child Development, Children Behaviour, Pregnancy, Child Psychology and much more. These are all available to support your understanding in your child's learning and development throughout the early childhood years.
We are committed in providing you with resources and information that will bring our community of early childhood educators and parents working together in raising a child.
You also have the opportunity to participate in the Forum. It will provide you with an opportunity to connect with other parents and early childhood educators throughout Australia and worldwide, share parenting experiences, offer suggestions, discuss issues & concerns and provide relevant information about the thrills and challenges of being a parent.
Join Aussie Childcare Network today!
Becoming a member of our site is a very simple process of registering a username and password before your one click away from all the free features and joining the Aussie Childcare Network Forum. Click here to register.