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Resources to Kick-Start 2018

Popular topics for the start of a new year in early childhood education often include community, routines and transitions, behaviour and social and emotional development – here are some of o..

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Phonics – The Building Blocks

What is Phonics? You may have heard teachers speak about phonics and its importance in learning to read. Phonics is the relationship between the letters of the written language an..

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Gross Motor Ideas

What is Gross Motor? Gross Motor is a term used often when referring to children’s physical development. It refers to those movements which require the whole body and which involve the l..

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Inclusion in Education

What is inclusion? Inclusion is a subject that has been frequently discussed in the past 20 years. In the simplest sense inclusion means being included, being a part of something. Australia as..

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Routines and their Benefits

Routines are a predictable sequence of actions that are followed regularly. As adults, routines allow us to be efficient and organised. They give us a sense of control and in using them we are les..

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Play Based Learning

Play is at the heart of development and so children and play should be equal springboards for every early childhood program. "A program that has children and play as their springboards h..

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Did you know?

Boredom and unstructured time is important for children and has many benefits including: • Allowing children to explore their inner worlds and imagination • Gives children the time to..

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25 Tips for Going Green as a Family

Why Sustainability Matters There is no denying that humans are the cause of substantial environmental decline on our planet. Our actions have had an enduring effect on our environment and it i..

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Quick Tips - Resilience

Resilience is seen as the ability to face difficult situations with inner strength and recover, often ‘bouncing back.' What can we do to help children become more resilient s..

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