Category: Inspiration

Inspiration, tips and fun stuff

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OSHC – More Than “Just” Care

OSHC – More Than “Just” Care With an increasing number of families working, studying or needing additional support, more and more 5-12-year-old children in Australia attend OSHC services for up to 5.5 hours per day. The positive impact these services have on children’s learning and development should not be overlooked. But there is a common misconception that children attend OSHC...

/ June 1, 2022

Setting professional goals in early childhood education

Setting Professional Goals in Early Childhood Education Teaching goals are slightly different from the usual ‘drink more water/walk more’ type of goals. Nowadays, there is a lot of advice about goal setting for early childhood professionals. Professional development goals for early childhood educators are deep, mindful, and have the potential to impact others around you as well as yourself. So,...

/ January 28, 2022
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Learning in Nature – 5 Tips to Get You Started

Learning in Nature For young children, learning in nature can take place without an extensive collection of specific outdoor equipment and resources. In order for children to play and learn through nature play, they just need space, time and adults who are able to support them to take risks. When children have the opportunity to explore nature, they are able...

/ October 4, 2021
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Building Trusting Relationships with Families

Building Trusting Relationships with Families 2020 and 2021 have presented us with many challenges, due to Covid-19. Although each of our challenges have been unique to our learning communities, there are some that are faced by many learning services all over the world. We caught up with Nicola and Dan from The Learning Enrichment Foundation in Toronto, to hear about...

/ August 29, 2021

Settling children back into your learning service after lockdown

Settling back into your learning service Having a strategy and procedures in place for transitioning children (and their families) back into your learning environment is of utmost importance right now.  Many children will be straight back to business as if they had never been away. They may have had a great time, living their best lives at home in their...

/ August 10, 2021

10 tips for engaging and staying connected with families using Storypark during Covid-19

One of our Values at Storypark is Stronger together – We include, respect and generously support each other through the good and the bad. It takes a village. Simply put, Storypark brings families and educators together. We have 10 tips to help you use Storypark to engage and stay connected with families during COVID-19. Use the conversations or community post...

/ July 24, 2021

How to use Story park to improve your CX

How to use Storypark to improve your Customer Experience In the last post, we talked about the importance of implementing a measurement to assess where your CX is at. If you missed the previous two videos, I recommend watching them to help as they are awesome and you will learn a whole lot about what customer experience is and how...

/ March 24, 2021

How to scale great CX, tips for improving experiences across multiple services

How to scale great CX, tips for improving experiences across multiple services Today’s topic is all about scaling CX, how to navigate the challenges of creating consistently great experiences when you have multiple centres. While a lot of the content is applicable to leaders in larger early education businesses, there are also takeaways for anyone interested in improving their CX...

/ March 23, 2021

Three steps to make your centre more customer centric

Three steps to make your centre more customer-centric Welcome back to the second video and blog post in our customer experience in early childhood series. In the last video/blog I introduced you to the world of customer experience or CX for short and why it is a driver of success in the sector. If you missed it I recommend you...

/ March 22, 2021
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Customer Experience in ECE, Family Engagement Is Just The Beginning

Customer Experience In ECE Customer experience in ECE, what does this look like and how can we ensure that families are offered the best experience as a customer?  This blog post is the first in a series of family experience/customer experience resources designed to help you deliver the best possible experience and outcomes for families at your centre(s). These resources...

/ March 17, 2021