Preparation for bushfire season - is your ECEC service ready?

While thus far Australia has avoided a catastrophic summer of fires as seen in the 2019/20 summer season, it remains important for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to be aware of the risk posed by fire, especially those services which are in bushfire prone areas.

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by Freya Lucas

Safer Internet Day 2021 - how will you have the conversation with children in your care?

On Safer Internet Day, which in 2021 will be held Tuesday 9 February, the world comes together with a shared vision of making online experiences better for everyone…but this can be a challenge when it comes to working with children under five years of age.

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by Freya Lucas

South Australia next in line to manage ECEC gastro spike

South Australia’s early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings are the latest to battle a spike in reports of gastroenteritis outbreaks, joining Queensland, Victoria, NSW, ACT, Western Australia and New Zealand, all of whom have reported a similar pattern since November 2020.

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by Freya Lucas

New tool from La Trobe helps educators to find a flow state, sense of relaxed alertness

Using insights gained from research in education, psychology and interactive visualisation, researchers from La Trobe University have created Nuro, an online portal which may support early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals to manage the complexities of their role.

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by Freya Lucas

ECEC services work together to ensure the safety of a child who scaled a fence

Educators from two separate early childhood services have worked collaboratively to ensure the safety and wellbeing of a young boy who absconded from an early learning environment and walked to a nearby park.

1 week

by Freya Lucas

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