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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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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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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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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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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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Child care Jobs Boom In Australia

Child care Jobs Boom In Australia

Monday, May 1, 2017

In a time where it can seem like jobs and industry growth are uncertain, there’s one area in Australia that’s booming: Child care services which is always generating plenty of child care jobs. In fact, people of all ages are undertaking child care courses, keen to join the country’s ever-growing industry. According to IBIS World, […]

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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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What children want from child care providers

What children want from child care providers

Thursday, February 23, 2017

What do children want from their child care providers? It’s a super-important question that’s surprisingly seldom asked. Surprising since ultimately, it’s children who child care professionals spend the most time with and have the most impact on. So aside from the expectations of employers, parents and co-workers, today we’re asking what’s important to children? Anyone […]

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Challenges in child care (and rewards!)

Challenges in child care (and rewards!)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

In recent years, Australia has witnessed a massive surge in demand for child care services. Today, more than 1.2 million children attend around 17,000 government-approved child care services nationwide; numbers which have grown massively over the past five years.   Like all industries, working in child care comes with a unique set of challenges and […]

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Choosing A Child Care Course In Melbourne

Choosing A Child Care Course In Melbourne

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

It’s an awesome feeling when you’ve decided that you know what you want to study. You know child care is the path for you – you want to play a vital role in children’s lives, enriching their education and setting them up for lifelong learning. Choosing from the many child care courses in Melbourne (and […]

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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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A Career While You’re Planning Your Next Move

A Career While You’re Planning Your Next Move

Friday, December 2, 2016

Deciding on a career can be challenging, and when it comes to committing to the years and financial expense of a university degree, the pressure to make the right choice can be overwhelming.   One in five uni students dropping out According to the Department of Education figures, up to one in five university students […]

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Funny Stories Working In Child Care

Funny Stories Working In Child Care

Thursday, November 24, 2016

We all know it’s important to take work seriously – a career in child care means a lot of responsibility. After all, you’re looking after young children and playing a role in shaping their future. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a laugh on the job too… In fact, working in child care is […]

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Get To Know The Selmar Campus In Melbourne

Get To Know The Selmar Campus In Melbourne

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

When you’re planning your approach to incorporating study and training into your life, there’s a lot to think about. Heading on campus is one training delivery mode option that deserves consideration. To help you get to know what you’re in for when you head to our Melbourne campus, let’s get to know it a little […]

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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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Work Life Balance Can Be Yours With A Career In Child Care

Work Life Balance Can Be Yours With A Career In Child Care

Thursday, October 13, 2016

When you work in child care you can feel pretty lucky – working with children is one of the most rewarding jobs you will find. Of course, we have personal lives to enjoy as well. Thankfully, working in the early childhood industry allows you to enjoy all the rewards of a job you love while […]

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Don’t Just Get Qualified… Get Employed At A Childcare Centre!

Don’t Just Get Qualified… Get Employed At A Childcare Centre!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Too often you hear about friends or family members studying something they love and then continuing to work in a job that is irrelevant to their passion. It’s easy to feel disheartened and to start to think that getting qualified doesn’t lead to a career… It could even put you off studying altogether. Thankfully, training […]

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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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Child Care Educators Help Shape Children’s Lives

Child Care Educators Help Shape Children’s Lives

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Did you know that some of the most significant wiring of our brains occurs in our first five years of life? According to the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC), at age three a child has approximately 1000 trillion brain connections (also known as synapses). By the time they hit adolescence the number is halved and […]

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Common Allergies In Children And How To Spot Them

Common Allergies In Children And How To Spot Them

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Allergies in children and allergic reactions can be quite serious so it’s important to understand what they are and how to spot them. What is an allergy? According to the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, an allergy occurs when the immune system reacts to a substance (allergen) in the environment which is usually […]

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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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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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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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Asthma management in your childcare facility

Asthma management in your childcare facility

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

More than one in nine Australian children are affected by asthma1. This figure highlights the importance of asthma management in child care as most child care services deal with asthmatic children every day. People suffering from asthma may need daily support from parents and carers. In extreme cases, if not treated properly, asthma attacks can […]

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Child Care Trainers – Rebecca Inserra

Monday, November 23, 2015

Rebecca Inserra joined Selmar as a child care trainer with over seven years’ experience working in child care centres and kindergartens, including working with children with special needs. Rebecca’s teaching style draws heavily on guiding students with their study requirements and developing their practical hands-on experience with the 4-5 age group. Fluent in English and Italian, Rebecca […]

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Healthy eating habits for children

Healthy eating habits for children

Saturday, November 21, 2015

We are what we eat. Healthy eating habits for children and the right nutrition ensures our body performs at its peak. For young children, nutrition also helps growth and development. For healthy eating to become a habit for children, encourage them to become familiar with every stage of the process; from selection, through preparation, eating […]

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Child Care Trainers – Manmeet Goel

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Manmeet is a multi-faceted child care trainer and educator. Over the past eight years, Manmeet has amassed considerable experience in the child education industry. She has an impressive track record of meeting individual development and social needs as a nanny, and has worked as an assistant and qualified worker in childcare centres with different ages […]

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Understanding social media for child care

Understanding social media for child care

Friday, November 6, 2015

Social media for child care is a fast and effective way to communicate to your families, local community and even potential staff. It’s your chance to put your digital footprint on an online world through a virtual community of like-minded people. If you’re thinking about a social media strategy for your early childhood education centre, […]

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