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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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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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VET Graduates find jobs faster and earn more

VET Graduates find jobs faster and earn more

Friday, May 26, 2017

  VET Graduates find jobs faster and earn more Graduates of vocational education and training (VET) are on average finding jobs faster and gaining better starting salaries than those with university degrees, a landmark study has revealed. The research, conducted by McCrindle and released by Skilling Australia, goes a long way to expel the myths […]

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An Eggciting Easter in Early Childhood

An Eggciting Easter in Early Childhood

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter is a time of the year when working in child care is especially fun! Children love Easter and the fun and games that come with it. From the concept of a magical bunny to the permission to eat more chocolate than usual, there are plenty of things for children to get excited about. When […]

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5 Time Management Tips to Study Effectively

5 Time Management Tips to Study Effectively

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Whether you’re studying now or plan to in the future getting your time management right can make all the difference to your success (and stress levels!) Before we impart some advice, let’s get a quick definition on time management. According to Google, it’s defined as: The ability to use one’s time effectively or productively, especially […]

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5 tips to turn your study dreams into a reality

5 tips to turn your study dreams into a reality

Friday, January 27, 2017

The beginning of a new year gives us an excellent opportunity to reflect on all that we’ve achieved, not to mention our plans for the future. For many, this includes starting a new career and commencing study for the first time (or again!) Every year, we welcome thousands of enquiries from people interested in following […]

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Five Digital Tools To Help You Study

Five Digital Tools To Help You Study

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

When it’s time to study and absorb all the facts, ideas and theories that you’re learning and apply your understanding of them, it’s important to be organised. You can prepare for the most effective use of your study time with some handy digital tools that will help you to plan, revise, take cohesive notes and […]

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7 Useful Apps To Boost Children’s Learning!

7 Useful Apps To Boost Children’s Learning!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Technology is prolific in this day and age, as we are surrounded by iPhones and iPads, television and computers (just to name a few). Statistics from the ABS show that households with children aged under 15 years have an average of 7 devices they use to access the internet, and that over 79% of children […]

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5 Reasons To Apply To Enrol Before New Years

5 Reasons To Apply To Enrol Before New Years

Friday, December 9, 2016

Now that you’ve decided to apply to enrol in an child care or aged care course at Selmar Institute of Education, don’t let your motivation slip during the festive season. With parties to attend, gifts to buy and family and friends to spend time with, it’s easy to push your goals to one side during this […]

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The Top 4 Reasons Why Working in Child Care is the Best

The Top 4 Reasons Why Working in Child Care is the Best

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

When it comes to amazing, rewarding careers, we think working in childcare is the best. You often hear what a rewarding job it is working with children, but have you ever wondered WHY it’s so rewarding? We’ve narrowed it down to three reasons that explain why working in childcare really is so rewarding.   1. […]

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7 Benefits Of Working As A Family Day Care Educator

7 Benefits Of Working As A Family Day Care Educator

Thursday, August 4, 2016

For many Australians, working from home is thought to be living the dream. The hardest thing is finding a career you can do from home. Even if your job could be done from your couch, many managers won’t allow it. Working for yourself can be a great way to have a career from your house, […]

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Why Do Kids Need Iron?

Why Do Kids Need Iron?

Monday, March 14, 2016

Iron is a nutrient that most of us have heard of, but often underestimate. It’s essential for helping people of all ages and stages to feel strong and well. It supports oxygen to move through the body, contributes to energy production and helps keep our immune system fighting fit. So of course, it’s incredibly important […]

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The Benefits Of Reading To Children And For Children To Read.

The Benefits Of Reading To Children And For Children To Read.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) has been celebrated since 1967 on or around 2nd April, which is the birthday of celebrated fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen. Created by The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), the day aims to highlight the importance of children’s literature and instil a love of reading at an […]

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Top Tips For Preventing Falls

Top Tips For Preventing Falls

Thursday, February 4, 2016

It is only natural for young children and babies to explore their environment. As they become more inquisitive and mobile, the risk of falls and bumps increases. Pre-school children quickly develop the ability and confidence to reach great heights, yet they don’t have any fear or understanding of the dangers of their explorations. According to […]

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What Do You Wish Someone Had Told You Before Your First Day?

What Do You Wish Someone Had Told You Before Your First Day?

Monday, February 1, 2016

We sat down with a few of our early childhood trainers and asked them about their experience in the industry. You can also read back on the heart-melting responses to “What’s the cutest thing a child has ever said to you?” This round, we asked “What’s do you wish someone had told you before your […]

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Transitioning Qualifications Is Easier Than You Thought

Transitioning Qualifications Is Easier Than You Thought

Monday, January 25, 2016

Professional development is a great way to develop your skills and knowledge as an educator, expand your learning community and continuing pushing for excellence in early childhood. Selmar offers a wide selection of early childhood and community sector courses through workplace training. This allows you to enjoy flexibility and individually tailored study during office hours. […]

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How the National Register be useful to me?

How the National Register be useful to me?

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The National Quality Standards set seven Quality Areas, which guide early childhood education and care providers. Assessments against the NQS occurs for all centres. This process encourages continuous improvement by centres and provides members of the public information about the quality of different centres. Each centre is given a rating for each of the seven […]

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Early childhood education trainers’ favourite stories

Early childhood education trainers’ favourite stories

Sunday, October 11, 2015

At Selmar Early Childhood Education Institute, all our trainers are experienced educators. We can’t even begin to calculate how many stories they’ve each read in all their years on the floor! Instead, we asked our trainers for their favourite children’s stories, and have compiled a list of the top picks. The clear winner was The Very Hungry […]

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