Encouraging a Sense of Wonder while Keeping our Distance: This is the Time to Connect to Nature

During this global pandemic crisis, staying connected is a challenge. With so many of us being asked to socially isolate – to keep our distance, we look to new technologies to maintain relationships. In these uncertain times, it is more...

/ March 24, 2020

Physical Distancing in ECE

Coronavirus is the word on everybody’s lips in all corners of the world right now, along with ‘Physical Distancing’ and ‘Self Isolation’ the 2 phrases we have become all too familiar with in recent weeks. It is all well and...

/ March 21, 2020

Coronavirus – Strategies and Resources for Educators

Times of stress are difficult for children, parents, educators and business owners/operators. It’s important that we stay connected and care for each other as best we can during this time, especially supporting those isolated by COVID19. The strength of relationships...

/ March 17, 2020
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Rethinking practice and caring in new ways – supporting ECE services through Covid-19

This is an unprecedented time in the ECE profession. Individuals, managers and owners/operators are faced with conflicting pressures: Ethically what’s my/our responsibility to flatten the curve and help care for our society? What will the government mandate around closures and...

/ March 17, 2020

Coronavirus – Resources for Families in Isolation

Coronavirus – Resources for Families in Isolation With the spread of coronavirus having an impact on people worldwide, we have been discussing the implications this has for young children’s education. There will no doubt be temporary closures of early learning...

/ March 17, 2020
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Activities to do at home with children

One of the difficult things many parents will face right now during the Coronavirus pandemic is coming up with ideas to keep children busy and engaged in learning while they are home during isolation periods. But try not to worry...

/ March 17, 2020

Offboarding Educators

When educators leave When educators leave your service permanently (or are on extended leave), how do you make sure it’s a smooth exit for everyone? Here are some recommendations of things to think about when farewelling them. Do these things...

/ March 4, 2020

Top Tips for Onboarding New Educators

Top Tips for Onboarding New Educators We all know what it’s like to learn something new, a new sport, a new recipe – how about new digital documentation software?  When you have a guide, it can be that much easier!...

/ February 27, 2020

Reggio Emilia is a place

Reggio Emilia is a place. Given that the words ‘Reggio Emilia’ often focus our attention on an approach to early childhood education, it is worth remembering that this approach to early learning that has generated so much worldwide attention, is...

/ January 24, 2020

A connected community at YMCA Canberra

YMCA Canberra has a very clear mission statement. They work from a base of Christian values to provide opportunities for all people to grow in body, mind and spirit. Coupled with their vision to have a community which is connected,...

/ January 24, 2020