Tag Archives: children
How do you engage with babies and toddlers? Ever think about putting a baby in a bouncy seat which has an iPad attachment so they can watch videos or specially downloaded “apptivities”. What about toilet training children on an iPotty which has an iPad stand attached? Products like these are marketed as “educational”. However, parents and teachers who think these products are giving children a” head … read more
I’ve recently been watching some of Sir Ken Robinson’s videos. One of my favourite quotes is “teaching is a creative system, not a delivery system.” What does this mean in practice? Well, he makes the point that you can be busy going along educating children, engaged in the activity of teaching, but the children may not actually be learning anything.
What do people mean when they talk about outcome based assessment? It seems fairly obvious that it’s got something to do with achieving outcomes. In an education and care setting, people are normally talking about achieving the learning outcomes set out in the EYLF or MTOP or other approved learning framework, but what is so different about achieving outcomes in outcome based learning?
What do you do if a child at your Service has head lice (they’re the adult insects) or nits (eggs)? Staying Healthy Preventing infectious diseases in early childhood education and care services says there is no need to send the child home immediately head lice are detected, and that children can return to the Service the day after head lice are detected if they are being … read more
How many of the children at your service live in an apartment or townhouse with limited space outside for play and physical activity? Modern urban living often involves higher density housing with limited areas for children to actively explore their environment.
How often do you have parents complaining that they have to authorise the use of nappy creams? Have you ever wondered whether a nappy cream or product is considered to be a medication in the Education and Care Regulations? Is medication actually defined in the Regulations?
How many children are fully immunised at your education and care service? All of them? Most of them? Do you think the recent push by several States to ensure all children are fully immunised when they enter a Children’s Service will increase vaccination rates?
Quality Area 6 relates to collaborative partnerships with families and communities, but what does it mean to collaborate and how do we collaborate effectively.
We seem to be regularly exposed to news of tragic events. How do you respond to questions children may have about these events, or to artworks they may create around events like bushfires, bombings or domestic violence?
We often get asked what services must include in their first aid kits. The education and care regulations are not specific. They just say the kits must be suitably equipped but don’t prescribe what they should contain. This is because the first aid needs of each service are likely to differ.
QA 3 The service takes an active role in caring for its environment and contributes to a sustainable future. Quality Area 3 is all about caring for the environment, learning about our impact on the environment and how we can build a sustainable future.