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Sleep and Rest Routines in Childcare

Sleep and rest routines in childcare need to be flexible enough to cater for a variety of needs. It is a child care provider’s responsibility to provide a safe comfortable…

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The duties of a room leader in childcare

Room leaders in childcare -what they do One of the more rewarding positions available to workers in a childcare setting is that of room leader. The room leader’s position is…

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Open Ended Questions for Toddlers

Asking Open Ended Questions in Childcare Open ended questions are questions that can have more than one right answer and require more than a yes/no answer. Open ended questions encourage…

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Crazy Hair Day 2021

Celebrating Crazy Hair Day Celebrating Crazy Hair Day has become an annual event on the Jumpstart calendar. Besides being a lot of fun for children and childcare staff, Crazy Hair…

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Acknowledgement of Country in Childcare

It has now become customary to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land. A children’s acknowledgement of country helps children to gain an understanding of the rich Aborignial heritage that…

a childcare worker demonstrating the intentional teaching method with one of her pupils

What is Intentional Teaching in Childcare

Any time teaching is done on an individual or small group level, the teaching will have elements of intentional teaching within it. There are five key features of intentional teaching…