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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 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…
When working as a casual, do you know your rights and entitlements? What are your minimum hours? What are you expected to do as a casual? The following information will help casual working Educators understand their entitlements and tips on working as a casual. For more information, please read the following: Working As A Casual Educator In Childcare
For children who are learning English as a second (or additional language), it requires early childhood Educators to understand how children learn a second language. This enables the Educators within the service to support the child's learning of English.The following article "Supporting Children Learning English In Early Childhood" provides strategies on how Educators can support children learning English and their…
As an Educator, you are involved in the day to day running of the service. At times you are also witnessing to the services breach of regulations, staff misconduct or aspects of the service that you believe is unethical. The following article "How To Make A Formal Complaint Against An Early Childhood Service" will give you information on the making…
A personal philosophy clearly defines you as an Educator. It is a statement of reflection about your beliefs that influence your actions. The following article Writing A Personal Philosophy For Childcare provides strategies for Educators on how to write a personal philosophy. It details what can be included, questions to think about and examples of personal philosophies. Click here to…

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