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5 Anzac stories for kids

We have sourced 5 short online stories for children which are about Anzac day, to try and help convey the importance of the day...

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3 Educational Easter Themed Apps for Children

Traditional Easter activities usually include egg painting and Easter bonnets but we have embraced the new digital era of Easter activities. We have sourced 3 educational Easter themed apps for Apple (iOS) and Android devices for you to use, in your Easter activity program, at your centre.

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Harmony Day Activities for Early Childhood Care

We have sourced 5 activities which can be used to explore diversity and celebrate Harmony Day on March 21st. We outline relevant NQF outcomes and intentionality educators could use to plan their activities as well.

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10 easy St Patrick's day activities for early childhood centres

St Patrick's day is on March 17 so we have pulled together 10 easy programming ideas to help celebrate the day.

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Capable and Competent: a foundation for child learning and how educators can apply these 6 principles.

Supporting a child in their learning is crucial to developing capable and competent learners however, educators need to be mindful of their influence and should aim to be an enabler of learning rather than an enabler of task completion...

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Paper ball wars

This is a fun outside game used for developing team work and cooperation as well as encouraging fair play and resilience for players when they are taken out of the game. This activity relates to NQF outcomes 1.2, 2.3 and 3.2.

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What makes a great early childhood educator?

Here are a couple of ideas of what makes a great early childhood educator. While there are other attributes we thought that these were quiet poetic and represented some of the great qualities that many educators collectively possess.

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Make your own Ice Chalk

A great activity for sensory discovery and fun. Develop creativity, imagination and curiosity with a focus on NQF 4.1 with this easy activity.

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Overcoming educational bias as an early years educator.

How do you, as an educator, address bias? Can you recognise bias in your programming? Do you know how to minimize the effect of bias at your centre?

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40+ questions to help develop a survey to evaluate your service

An important aspect of running a child care service is consulting families and providing opportunities for them to contribute to service decisions. Surveying your parent community could provide the forum for families to become involved...

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8 ways to motivate educators to document

Some educators find documentation to be a laborious process and have difficulty getting motivated to do it. Here are 8 ways to help motivate educators to complete documentation.

Wu Wei Teaching Strategy

Discover the secret Wu Wei teaching strategy for early childhood educators.

Learn the ancient Chinese secret of Wu Wei and how to apply the concept to teaching children "without effort".

Educational Leader

Educational leader: Not just a title!

Explore the role of an Educational Leader, their attributes and what they should be responsible for as a leader of educators in curriculum development.

Intentional Teaching

15+ Questions to help find your intentionality.

“Intentionality is about educators being able to explain what they are doing and why they are doing it”. The following 15+ questions are designed as a starting point to consider and provoke thought around intentional teaching practice.

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4 key areas to document agency: An educator's guide

Child agency matters: How should you be documenting it? Here is a quick guide for educators to provoke thought about documenting agency for children. NQF outcome 1.2 and NQS 1.1.6 highlight the importance of the development of a child's agency and we give tips on how easy it is to document agency within your service in four key areas.

Planning Example

Musical Bob

A twist on the classic musical chairs. Develop resilience and fairness with a focus on NQF outcomes 1.2 and 2.4.

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5 reasons to change to online documentation

More and more long day care, family day care and outside of school hour’s care centres are moving to online documentation to help increase productivity, save time and reduce costs. Here are 5 reasons why your centre needs to consider online documentation.

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The SMART way to set goals for children

Using goals within your centre can compliment programming practice whilst meeting NQS 1.2.2 and NQF outcome 4.1. Discover how using the S.M.A.R.T. goal system can aid in goal achievement and provide children with valuable life skills such as commitment, persistence and responsibility.

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7 steps to great documentation

We have collated 7 documentation ‘standards’ which we believe will help improve practice for centres struggling with their documentation.

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Supporting children to accomplish homework tasks

This is a complete example of a support plan to assist children in completing set homework tasks while at an OSHC centre. This plan is linked to NQF outcomes 1.2 and 4.1 to help foster autonomy, commitment and persistence.

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Rubbish and Recycling

An interactive activity to expose children to the recycling processes used within your service as well as developing skills to assist in sustainable practice. This activity is designed to meet NQS 3.3.2 and NQF outcomes 2.4 and 4.2.

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Follow the data

Data collection and analysis can be used to inform planning and learning at any centre. Deeper analysis as to the collection methods and consistency of this collection will provide accurate and more meaningful data from which to target centre resourcing...