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Feeling exhausted?

Well it’s been just over 2 long years since the introduction of the NQF, 18 months since the commencement of assessment and rating of the NQS and over 4 years since the EYLF was introduced. How have we all coped with the change? It’s been exhausting for most of us! Our effort has been HUGE. We wait for our turn for assessment and rating… Mmm…  when … read more

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Early childhood educators will benefit from innovative research investigating babies and toddlers sense of belonging in early childhood settings.

EYLF lead authors, CSU, select Centre Support as research partners Centre Support and Charles Sturt University (CSU) have partnered to undertake groundbreaking research into babies and toddlers sense of belonging in early childhood settings, particularly in at risk communities. The project will assist educators to implement the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). The project will build the first evidence-base to help understand how a sense of … read more

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Can you use a microwave to heat baby bottles?

We are frequently asked if services are permitted microwaves to heat baby bottles. Our answer is

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Reducing childrens’ stress levels

We all seem to be rushing everywhere nowadays. Even when we’re sitting still we’re likely to be using our smart phones, looking at Facebook, alternating between TV screens and computer screens.

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Safety for Family Day Care

Safety is a critical issue for any childcare service. For family day carers there are likely to be extra safety matters to consider in and around the home. These matters may be in addition to the extra regulations covering things like safety glass and water hazards.    The “Family Day Care Safety Guidelines” booklet published by Kidsafe NSW and has loads of information on many things including … read more

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Mental health of preschoolers

Mental health is increasingly being recognised as a crucial part of people’s overall health. According to a recent study by Flinders University, 1 in 10 children under the age of 5 experiences mental health problems.

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Toddlers’ language skills and their emotional development

It might seem logical that young children with well developed language skills are better at managing their emotions than those with slower language development.

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Recognised Training requirements for 2014. Are your educators prepared?

From 1 January 2014 at least 50% of educators who work directly with children and are included in our educator to child ratios must have or be actively working towards an approved Diploma level education and care qualification. All other educators who work directly with children and are included in our educator to child ratios must have or be actively working towards an approved Certificate III … read more

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Progressive Morning Teas

We have seen some services introduce Progressive Morning Teas. Instead of all children eating at a set time, they are able to snack anytime during the allotted time period. This is designed to get away from rigid timeframes that may not suit all children.

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