Outside, strong and trusting relationships are valued and create the foundations for everything you do. It is through these strong reciprocal relationships that we gently guide children and families to negotiate risk and build trust in themselves and in their children.
Early childhood educators have been searching for ways to provide respectful contemporary Aboriginal perspective that children can relate to, and Little J & Big Cuz have provided it.
This is the third in our series of four provocations from educator, academic and consultant Jennifer Ribarovski. You can read her two previous posts here and here. Have children’s interests hijacked the curriculum, and diminished other opportunities for learning and development? In my last blog, I talked about intentional teaching, the ways that this might […]
As the 2017 Budget lock-up continues in Canberra, we can’t help but send up a wish that Education Minister Simon Birmingham would return to his pre-Jobs For Families commitment to support more hours of early learning for all children, including those from the most disadvantaged families in Australia. The government puts enormous effort into school funding and the […]
Oops! There it goes again! It was one of those Facebook posts from a frustrated educator asking one of those questions – the kind they don’t want to ask in person but they really want to discuss. “Does it make you a better educator if you have children of your own?” During the most recent discussion of this […]
(Source: AAP, SBS, 9 News and other media outlets) Australia’s four-year-olds will be guaranteed affordable access to preschool for another year with the federal government extending its funding pledge. This pledge also covers three year olds who are eligible for equity funding. The commonwealth and states jointly fund a guaranteed 15 hours a week of […]
Poor quality training is back in the news, sadly, and we want to hear your stories both good and bad. As an RTO, we know how much work goes into maintaining our compliance and providing quality training and we feel very sad for the educators of all ages who spend their time and money with […]
Below is an abridged version of the Community Child Care Co-operative submission to the draft NSW State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) for Education and Child Care. Shortly after we sent this to the Planning Department our CEO Diane Lawson was interviewed by ABC TV on the subject, and we entered discussions with other concerned parties including the Australian Shadow […]
Each Raw & Unearthed PLAY session begins with the group coming together to connect. For us, building a connection is more than just connecting to the space. The connection we promote travels deeper. It entwines respect, knots together acknowledgment and ties us to the history of the land and its people. As we sit together […]
“Do terms such as intentional teaching and child-led learning actually take away educators’ confidence to teach?” In my last post for Amplify!, I talked about the perception of early childhood and care (ECEC) in the government and public eye. This also gets me thinking about whether perception plays a role in how teaching and education practices are undertaken in […]