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Do you know Aussie Childcare Network is the creator of Appsessment, the Childcare Documentation App for Early Childhood Settings? We are happy to announce the release of Appsessment 2.0 with a brand new look and design bringing you a whole new user interactivity and experience as well as many new features that both Parents and Educators will love. Appsessment can…
The spread of certain infectious diseases can be reduced by excluding the child or Educator, known to be infectious, from contact with others who are at risk of catching the infection. The following article "Exclusion Periods For Infectious Diseases In Early Childhood Services" information details the recommended exclusion periods for infectious diseases. These are based on how long a child/educator…
ANZAC Day is an extremely significant day for Australians, who all recognise the importance of commemorating soldiers and, at the same time, promoting peace. Children, with their astute awareness of the world around them, will recognize that Anzac Day is significant, but many of us wonder how to appropriately explain the importance behind it. Therefore, the following article Teaching Children…
On April 22 is Earth Day. This year's campaign is to End Plastic Pollution. As Educators, we spend our days setting up experiences for children to be engaged in by using a variety of resources and materials including the use of plastic. The following article The Negative Effects Of Plastic Toys provides information on the harmful materials and hazards in…
The Dinosaur Learning Story can be used to detail an experience that the children participated in. When writing a learning story, focus on what the children can do and describe the children's learning process. This Dinosaur Learning Story can are also used as an assessment tool in interpreting a child’s learning habits that take place during the experience. This helps…
The Commonwealth Games Learning Story Template is used to detail the experiences the children participated in within the service during the Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games is an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. It takes place every four years. This year (4 - 15 April 2018), the Commonwealth Games were held on the Gold Coast,…
The following questions for each quality area are to be used as a guide for reflecting on each of the standards within each area. Use the information from these questions to recognize good practice or to change and improve what is not working well. It can also be used as part of Self-Assessment or Quality Improvement Plan. Quality Area 1…
The My Family Adventure template is to be given to families after holidays or if you are aware that a family has been travelling. It enables parents to answer simple questions about their holiday. Using the information provided by the parent, you can use it to inform your curriculum decisions. A simple and easy way to get families involved in…

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