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Trainer Responses — Cutest Things Children Say

Trainer Responses — Cutest Things Children Say

Monday, December 14, 2015

What’s the cutest thing a child has ever said to you? We sat down with a few of our early childhood trainers and asked them about their experience in the industry. We’re posting a series of their responses with the cutest things children say. You can read our trainers’ thoughts on what it takes to […]

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The role of customer service in aged care

The role of customer service in aged care

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Australian aged care system is moving towards consumer-directed care giving individuals more choice in their care requirements1. This means that for aged care service providers, customer service is more important than ever. It’s important to remember that customers are not only your residents but their families and local community as well. The notion of […]

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Our rights. Our Freedoms. Always.

Our rights. Our Freedoms. Always.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

In 1948, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Two years later, the Assembly established 10 December as International Human Rights Day. This year, the theme for the day is ‘Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.’ and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural […]

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Embracing change

Embracing change

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Many people see change as a threat but with a shift in mindset change is an opportunity. You can then not only survive but thrive through times of change. For business leaders, the term change management is used when dealing with these situations. By developing creative ways of enabling employees, clients and other stakeholders to […]

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Holistic learning for a lifetime of growth

Holistic learning for a lifetime of growth

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Holistic learning is about equally nurturing the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children – ensuring not to focus on only one part of a child’s learning, but treat all these aspects equally. Children often mirror the adults around them. This means it’s important as educators to demonstrate positive behaviour to support them to […]

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What do you see? An Old Lady’s Poem

What do you see? An Old Lady’s Poem

Monday, December 7, 2015

This poem was written by an anonymous woman and since affectionately named by the aged care industry as the Old Lady’s Poem. The poem was found by aged care workers in a facility in Dundee, Scotland, after a resident passed away. Today, this poem is infamous around the world in aged care and is always […]

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Celebrating inclusion for people of all abilities

Thursday, December 3, 2015

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a global celebration proclaimed by the United Nations. Since 1992, IDPwD has been celebrated on December 3 around the world, showcasing the contributions made by persons living with disabilities in their communities. This year, the theme is ‘inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities’. […]

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International Computer Security Day

International Computer Security Day

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Top tips for computer security For International Computer Security Day, Selmar is presenting top tips for maintaining your safety while using computers. Celebrated each year on November 30, Computer Security Day was started in 1988 to remind people to protect their computers and information and raise awareness of computer related security issues. External surrounds Computer […]

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