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Top 10 Childcare Songs

Music and singing are great ways to communicate and to relax. Children respond very positively to rhyme, rhythm and melody. Learning is actually easier when it can be done through…

Summative Assessment in Childcare 1

Summative Assessment in Childcare

Assessment of a child’s progress in childcare takes many forms including running records, learning journals and photo journals. As detailed as these learning journals may be it will not present…

Full vs Part Time Child Care 2

Full vs Part Time Child Care

Full vs Part Time Child Care – Which Works For You Balancing child care needs with work commitments is becoming an increasingly difficult task for many Australian families, many of…

Toilet Training Policy in Childcare 3

Toilet Training Policy in Childcare

Childcare providers are uniquely placed to participate in the toilet training process as they are often best placed to recognise when a child is ready to begin toilet training. It…

A young mother and her child reading the learning story that she has received from childcare

Learning Stories in Childcare

Learning Stories in Childcare Since the dawn of time we have used stories to inform, engage and educate. Teachers and early educators are now using learning stories to help with…

A black child works in partnership with two white children as their female teacher observes

Cultural Diversity in Childcare

Cultural Diversity in Childcare In this age of increasing cultural diversity, the need for children to learn and appreciate differences is imperative. Integrating cultural diversity in childcare is now an…