The role of rituals in building strong ECEC teams aligned with core values

What’s the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the word “ritual?” Sitting at the same place at the table for Christmas dinner every year? Something you see happening in a place of worship? Always ending off a call to a loved one with the same phrase?

6 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Child Care Subsidy impact on sector revealed in latest DET report

The Federal Department of Education and Training (DET) have released their first issue of the Child Care in Australia information report which draws on data gathered by the Department of Human Services post the implementation of the new Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

7 days ago

by Jason Roberts

12-week kindergarten-based yoga program improves behaviour in children

A new study, published in Frontiers of Psychology, has assessed the impact of a kindergarten-based yoga program on cognitive performance, visual-motor co-ordination, and inattentive and hyperactive behaviours in five year old children.

9 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Reducing the red tape around childcare

The recent Select Senate Committee on Red Tape on Childcare aimed to identify and address issues relating to the regulation on the early childhood education and care sector. Former Victorian Regulatory Authority compliance manager and solicitor Mick Ogrizek discusses the findings, and provides a perspective on where the Committee fell short.

10 days ago

by Mick Ogrizek

ACECQA submission outlines key challenges for ECEC in the VET space

In November 2018, the Prime Minister announced an independent review, led by the Honourable Steven Joyce, of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector, to examine ways in which the sector could “deliver skilled workers for a stronger economy”.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Making sense of children’s senses: the educator’s guide to sensory processing

How can sensory processing help us understand children’s behaviour? Take a look around the room at your service. Can you identify a child that bites and kicks other children for no reason? Do you know a child who travels from one activity to another, spinning as they go? You’re not alone. This article will explain how sensory processing can help you understand and respond to children’s behaviour.

6 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark