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Exploring the five senses with children

Exploring the five senses with children

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A challenge of working in child care is discovering ways to engage children while also enhancing their development. Exploring the five senses with children in child care can open up your mind to many activities with the confidence that you are contributing to their development. The five senses are an excellent way for children to […]

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Finding jobs in Australia

Finding jobs in Australia

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Spending time finding jobs in Australia can feel like a full time job in itself. While there are plenty of jobs out there, when you don’t have qualifications, options can feel limited. You might have been looking at retail jobs without any luck — probably because according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data, there are […]

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Your guide to starting work placement

Your guide to starting work placement

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Starting work placement can be scary. New people, new environment and putting your new skills and know-how to the test. To make it easier and help you start work placement with confidence, we’ve compiled a handy guide with tips to get you prepped. Know where you’re going: Do a trial run to get to your […]

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My body, my rules! Children’s rights in child care.

My body, my rules! Children’s rights in child care.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Just like adults rights, children’s rights in child care are equally important. This includes children’s rights to ownership and control of their own bodies. They should feel safe and respected and understand that when it comes to their bodies, they have control of who can touch them. As child care providers, you play a vital […]

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Going green in child care

Going green in child care

Friday, October 27, 2017

It may not be a life skill as much, but taking care of planet earth is incredibly important for children’s futures. Learning how to do the right thing by the environment is something that we can teach children from a young age, so why not start going green in child care? Encouraging environmentally friendly habits […]

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7 artistic activities for sensory play in child care

7 artistic activities for sensory play in child care

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

7 artistic activities for sensory play in child care As a childcare worker, you want to do your very best to enhance your children’s development. A great way to achieve this is by incorporating sensory play into your daily activities. Sensory play has an integral role in children’s development by enabling them to explore the […]

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Five fun ways to help children think outside the box!

Five fun ways to help children think outside the box!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Helping children think outside the box is one of the most important roles of the child care environment. Lucky there are so many ways to engage and excite young minds while having fun. To help children think outside the box, we’ve got five approaches to share with you. Try these and you will be opening up […]

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Dealing with depression and anxiety in parents

Dealing with depression and anxiety in parents

Monday, October 2, 2017

In early childhood education you obviously work closely with children on a daily basis, but you can also develop relationships with one or both parents or the family of the children in your care. Some of the children in your centre may be very young, or some may have siblings born around the time they […]

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Top 5 strategies to improve your mental health

Top 5 strategies to improve your mental health

Thursday, September 28, 2017

When you’re focused on excelling in your career, it’s easy to forget about your own mental health and wellbeing. If you are working in the aged care or child care industries, chances are you are passionate about caring for others. You need to remember that in order to care for others well, you must care […]

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5 incredible ways outside play benefits children

5 incredible ways outside play benefits children

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Allowing children the opportunity to have a variety of experiences through play-based learning is the best way for them to learn and grow. Play-based learning is the approach within the majority of Australian child care centres, offering children this essential free play time. Taking children’s play outside provides children with even more benefits and can […]

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Get cooking to enhance children’s development in five amazing ways

Get cooking to enhance children’s development in five amazing ways

Monday, September 18, 2017

The role of child care worker involves challenges and patience, but it also involves a lot of fun. For example, cooking with children is not only an enjoyable activity — it’s perfect for children’s development too! Give children the chance to see how the food they eat is made. In some centres educators are even […]

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Things NOT to say in your next job interview

Things NOT to say in your next job interview

Thursday, September 7, 2017

After the great success of our first blog giving 10 tips on how to write a resume that gets results, we were asked by our students what they should say or do that would get them results at a job interview too! There are many things you can say right at an interview. What’s more […]

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Pharmaceutical and Prescription Drug Addiction

Pharmaceutical and Prescription Drug Addiction

Monday, September 4, 2017

We hear a lot about drug epidemics in the news, but taking a look at the facts reveals a number of surprising revelations. Pharmaceutical and prescription drug addiction is on the rise. Arguably in recent times, there has been a focus on the abuse of crystalline methamphetamine, better known as ice. According to a survey […]

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Caring for younger individuals living in aged care facilities

Caring for younger individuals living in aged care facilities

Friday, September 1, 2017

Working in aged care, you expect to work with older Australians. What you might be less prepared for are the younger individuals requiring care due to living with a disability. A Senate inquiry in 2015 found that upward of 7,000 individuals under the age of 65 with physical and intellectual disabilities are living in aged […]

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Staying Healthy: Spotting and preventing gastro

Staying Healthy: Spotting and preventing gastro

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Working in childcare means you’ll more than likely come across children who are unwell from time to time, but a little knowledge can go a long way. Learn how to identify an illness and find out the right steps to take care of the child – and how to prevent germs from spreading. What is […]

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Understanding dementia as an aged care worker

Understanding dementia as an aged care worker

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Dementia – as an aged care worker you are likely to come across individuals living with it, but how much do you know about it? Dementia is often associated with confusion and frustration, including for the families of those impacted, though there’s still quite a bit of misconception around what it actually is.   What […]

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Laetisha Scanlan chooses child care career for work/life balance

Laetisha Scanlan chooses child care career for work/life balance

Thursday, August 24, 2017

It’s a common career misconception that you must pick one industry and stick to it. Forever. It’s simply not true. In this day and age, you can try working in many industries – some may suit certain stages of your life better than others. You might even choose to commit yourself to more than one […]

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Creating a Hazard Free Workplace in Childcare and Aged Care

Creating a Hazard Free Workplace in Childcare and Aged Care

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Creating a hazard-free workplace is something that all employers and employees should aim to achieve – for plenty of reasons. From an economic point of view alone, workplace injuries cost the Australian economy more than $60 billion every year according to Work Focus Australia. And then there are the social, organisational and personal impacts on […]

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Staying Healthy: Spotting and preventing gastro

Staying Healthy: Spotting and preventing gastro

Monday, August 21, 2017

Working in childcare means you’re more than likely to come across children who are unwell from time to time, but a little knowledge can go a long way. Learn how to identify an illness and find out the right steps to take care of the child – and how to prevent germs from spreading. What […]

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Four Fresh Activities for Aged Care Facilities

Four Fresh Activities for Aged Care Facilities

Friday, August 18, 2017

While some aged care residents may be quite happy with their routines, many older individuals look forward to trying something new or doing something fun or interesting. As an aged carer, introducing fun or different activities into the lives of those in your care can be as simple or as complex as you like. Here […]

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Identify and Manage Allergy Symptoms in Children

Identify and Manage Allergy Symptoms in Children

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

As a child care worker, chances are you will have one or more children in your care who live with an allergy. The allergy may be to a range of different and common allergens, including: foods such as peanuts, cow’s milk, soy, seafood, and eggs dust animals like cats, dogs, horses or rabbits insects pollen […]

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Top 10 Films about Ageing

Top 10 Films about Ageing

Monday, August 14, 2017

Ageing is a fact of life, but until it happens to you it can be difficult to fully understand what it’s like. Can you imagine yourself in 10 years? 20? What about 40 years from now? What about your partner or family members? To gain some insight into the experience of ageing, aged care workers […]

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Arthritis And Your Role As A Carer

Arthritis And Your Role As A Carer

Sunday, August 13, 2017

  Anyone working in aged care will almost certainly have encountered someone living with arthritis. Whilst not strictly contained to older generations, this joint-affecting condition is often seen in aged care. There are over 100 types of arthritis, though the most common forms include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.   What is arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder impacting […]

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Tips to Soothe Parental Separation Anxiety

Tips to Soothe Parental Separation Anxiety

Friday, August 4, 2017

  While some children arrive at centres with a smile and are happy to wave goodbye to mum or dad without a worry in the world, others aren’t as comfortable with the idea. Similarly, while some parents rush off to work after a quick hug and kiss, others find the drop off to be a […]

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9 reasons why males make excellent early childhood educators

9 reasons why males make excellent early childhood educators

Friday, June 30, 2017

  Childcare is required fairly equally for both boys and girls, so it makes sense that educators can also be male or female, doesn’t it? As children grow up in a society that is increasingly focused on equality issues, early childhood is definitely an area where a greater presence of male role models is needed. […]

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Benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Children

Benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Children

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Though practiced for thousands of years, yoga is still relatively new in western cultures – but it’s popularity just keeps growing. Yoga cultivates health and wellbeing through the regular practice of different movements, postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation. It helps to build physical, emotional and mental strength and its benefits are certainly not confined […]

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Aged Care: adopting and adapting to new technology

Aged Care: adopting and adapting to new technology

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  You only need to make a trip to your local supermarket to sense that the way we work, shop and consume is rapidly changing. A big part of this is thanks to automation – that is, the use of automatic technology to replace tasks that are completed manually by a person. In many Australian […]

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Top 10 tips for writing a resume that gets results

Top 10 tips for writing a resume that gets results

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

You have completed your course (yippee!) and it’s time to apply for the job of your dreams. But writing a resume can be daunting. After all, first impressions count and your resume is often your prospective employer’s first introduction to you. So you need to make a good impression. Writing a resume that gets you […]

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Why children need to play outside in winter!

Why children need to play outside in winter!

Monday, June 26, 2017

  Winter is here and the days of shorts and thongs are gone for a while. It’s all about coats, boots, and scarves. Working in child care, it can seem natural to keep children indoors now that the temperature has dropped. However, there are many benefits to playing outside. Get outside, it’s good for your […]

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Upskill and claim it this EOFY

Upskill and claim it this EOFY

Monday, June 19, 2017

If you’re thinking about taking on some extra training to advance in your career, enrol now and take advantage of your potential tax deductions. End of financial year is fast approaching, with June 30 the cut off date for your work-related expenses to count towards your deductions for the 2016/17 tax year. The Australian Tax […]

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