Tag: families

Opening lines of communication at Boronia Early Childhood Centre

Mission Australia Early Learning Boronia is a not for profit service with an aim to help provide early learning support for the local community. The service offers 85 places, providing care and education for children from the age of 6 weeks,...

/ May 17, 2017

Resources to support children after an earthquake

A large earthquake is an extremely terrifying and unsettling act of nature that even we as adults, can find impacts on us in the days and weeks afterwards. It is only to be expected then, that children of all ages...

/ November 13, 2016

Nature versus Nurture?

This is an age old question. Every year more and more studies are published to show that childhood development is influenced by a variety of factors.  Whilst parents supply the gene pool for children, everyday activities and environment have a...

/ September 27, 2016

The Damage of Gender Stereotypes At a Young Age

Parents gender stereotype their children before their baby is even born. If it is going to be a boy the room is painted blue and has airplanes, if it is a girl it is pink with princesses. Ironically Gender Spectrum...

/ September 20, 2016

Ways to help families feel a sense of belonging in your learning service

As educators, we understand the importance of ensuring that children develop a sense of belonging when starting at our learning service. We are equipped with knowledge, strategies, skills and confidence when supporting young children as their sense of belonging develops over...

/ August 17, 2016

Daybook Options

So much can happen in a day in an Early Childhood learning environment. That can make it tough to update parents about what has gone on, especially when parents are arriving and leaving at the end of the day. So...

/ August 16, 2016

Families with multiple children at a centre

It is always great when a child’s brother or sister starts at your centre. So we want to make sure that it is as simple as possible to share that with the parents. That means you can invite them with...

/ June 22, 2016

Making family admins

Storypark only allows one parent to be invited for each child, so that there is less chance of the wrong parent being invited for a child. That does mean though that when one parent has been invited, they need to...

/ June 22, 2016

Is it wrong to love the children you teach?

When studying to become an early childhood educator, I always remember a lecturer stressing the importance of maintaining a professional distance from becoming too close to the children you teach. It was unprofessional to develop strong feelings for children. I...

/ June 17, 2016

Unexpected benefits at Goodstart Early Learning, Mosman

  The unexpected benefit was the improved relationships with my team and our growth in professional development. I have been with this team for nearly four years, but in the last year those relationships have really grown through Storypark. It...

/ May 4, 2016