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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…
International Day of Friendship is a United Nations (UN) day that promotes the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in many cultures. It is observed on July 30 each year. To celebrate International Day of Friendship (30 July), I have created a "Friendship Day" template that can be used in LDC, FDC and OOSH settings. This template can be…
Over the past 2 weeks we have created 10 different templates all related to the learning areas that are set up in an early childhood setting. These templates give examples to families of the learning and benefits their child engages in while playing. It's important to share these experiences with families so they develop an overall understanding of playing and…
New Photo Observation Template is now Available For LDC, FDC and OOSH settings. The Photo Observation template uses photos to focus on the child's learning and experiences. Taking photos during the observation period, can lead to an even richer information gathering as the photos are evidence of what the child is achieving and it provides more information in discovering the…
This week we celebrate NAIDOC week. An opportunity to create a cultural understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within our community. To support children's understanding we have 2 art activities that will help children gain an understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community culture as they use natural materials, native animals and colours which are an…
The following 2 articles related to Hand Foot and Mouth disease are now available to read: 1) Hand Foot and Mouth Disease: Article on Signs, Symptoms, Prevention of Hand Foot and mouth disease and more related information. 2) Hand Foot and Mouth Disease is Spreading: News on the rise of more cases of hand, foot and mouth disease in NSW.
I have now updated the Wage Table in the following article "Childcare Wages in Australia". The increase of the minimum award wages has come into effect from the 01 July 2015. If you are receiving minimum wages, please check the new award to see if you are receiving the new increase. Here is the link to the article "Childcare Wages…

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