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Congratulations! You have just been appointed the Educational Leader of the service. In the National Regulations it states “As educational leader, your role at the service to lead the development of educational programs in the service”. So, where do you…
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people cultures are valued and significant in Australia and it's essential for educators to help children understand the history, culture and lives of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
As a childcare worker in Australia your pay rate falls under the Children’s Services Award 2010. This award states the minimum amount that an employer can pay you based on your qualification and your position while working in an early…
As educators we have an opportunity to embed sustainability practices within our services thus making children aware of their impact on the environment and ways to minimise it. It’s imperative that we play an active role to assist children and…
You’ve seen a job position that you’re interested in, you have a resume but it asks you to respond to the Key Selection Criteria. This outlines the qualities, knowledge and skills needed to complete the job and helps employers look…
From the 01 January 2016, early childhood educational services across Australia (except Tasmania and Western Australia) has new and improved educator to child ratios.
Conflicts are a common part of relationships and can happen within the workplace. Each and every person has their own thoughts, ideas and perspectives and you can’t expect people to agree with each other all the time. Knowing how to…
Sustainability in early childhood education is an important part of the curriculum and should be incorporated into each and every service setting. Creating natural environments and proving natural materials in one way for sustainability to occur. This article will provide…
Is programming time included in your ordinary hours? Should you be paid overtime if a parent is running late to pick up a child? Staff meetings are compulsory, do you get paid?
As part of the children’s program it’s important to undertake cultural celebrations in acknowledging rights and traditions. This yearly calendar has a variety of monthly cultural celebrations which can be acknowledged within the program and adapted to suit the needs…
There are different types of behaviour that children can display and sometimes it can be hard to manage, especially if a child is having behavioural issues. This article will help you to develop a behaviour management plan which can be…
Within early childhood settings and as part of the daily routine, group time has become a teaching strategy in order to gather children together to have discussions, read stories, sing songs etc. This article will support educators in how to…

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