Seriously!! Kids!! Chatter

  1. Changes to the National Quality Framework (NQF)

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    Since 2012 educators & services, along with the Government have undertaken quite a journey in learning, embracing and embedding into practice the new system that the NQF & NQS brought about. The introduction of the new system was intended to strengthen the quality in Early Childhood Care and Education.  It has unquestionably been a significant...
  2. What better way to start the New Year than with a lovely diary!

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    Every year I buy the bog standard diary…you know the sort…plain and practical with no real soul. There is nothing wrong with this sort of diary and it has been my staple diary purchase for many years but this year I thought I would have a little something different…a little...
  3. Don’t do it! Don’t leave your kids in the car!

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    Leaving a child unattended in a car (locked in vehicles on hot days) is one of THE most dangerous, stupid, irresponsible things that any person could do! How can people who do this not see the potential disaster and heartbreak it can cause. Nothing is worth placing a child in such potential...
  4. Key characteristics of play

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    Play reflects what a child already knows, has observed and can do. Play is how a child learns and makes sense of the world. Play provides the context to build and extend on knowledge, skills and understanding in a way that will only make sense to them as they make sense...
  5. Successful bath times

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    Bath time is usually one of two things either a end of the day nicety, or a nightly struggle. Sometimes children run at the mention of a bath and would rather not have one. If this is case it can be a drama and a stressful experience to say the...
  6. Sustainability in the childcare setting

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    There has been a focus on sustainability and educating children to be responsible environmental people within our early childhood education settings. This growing trend has taken on a priority to educate our children to embrace and become more aware of sustainable practices. The National Quality Standards (more specifically Standard 3...
  7. Playgrounds

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    A quality and effective outdoor space has the ability to encourage children to play, create and learn in another dimension. Within the provision of providing an exciting, high quality and stimulating environment for children rests the importance and often vital play arena of the outdoor space. We have in recent...