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This week we celebrate National Science Week (15 - 23 Aug) which is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. This celebration aims to increase understanding and appreciation of science. For children, conducting science experiments gives them a hands on approach in learning about the different scientific processes. Here are a couple of science experiments to get started: Coke and…
The following 2 articles related to Whooping Cough are now available to read, since there has been an increase of Whooping Cough cases across Australia. 1) Whooping Cough - Article on Signs, Symptoms, Prevention of Whooping Cough and more related information: 2) Whooping Cough Outbreak In Australia - News on the rise of more cases of whooping cough throughout Australia. 
The NQS Rating Display form is a free template I have created for LDC, FDC and OOSH settings in Australia. This form is to be filled out and displayed in the centre once your service has been assessed.
New Noun Worksheets are available under English Worksheets category in our Printables section of this site. These noun worksheets can be used by a parent or a teacher to support a child's understanding and for a child to gain practice in using and identifying nouns. Collective Noun Worksheets: A collective noun is a word for a group of specific items,…
"Weekly Diary" is our latest new Template available for Educators in LDC, FDC and OOSH settings. Rather than writing a separate daily diary for each day, the Weekly Diary template includes Monday to Friday so you can get an overview of what happened during the week. The second page of photos, enables you to add photos of popular activities for…
There was a small typo in the Library Area Template where 'sight words' was misspelled as 'site words' under 'Benefits of Library Area'. This typo is fixed now and the updated version is available to download. Please remember to downloaded the updated version of the word and pdf formats for this template from here: Download Library Area - Interest Area…
This week we have 2 activities which will support the children in learning about recycling and growing plants. Both of these activities offer sustainable practice as you re-use recycling materials. For the 'Plastic Bottle Planter' activity children re-use recycled plastic bottles to create their very own pot plant and for 'Paper Play Dough' the children will use recycled paper as…
This week’s article "Gaining RPL in a Childcare Qualification" is aimed at educators looking to update their qualifications. Educators who have extensive experience and vast knowledge in this industry can use what they have learnt to gain a higher qualification through "recognition of prior learning" (RPL). RPL is basically completing the qualification through interviews, work place assessment tasks and gathering…

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