Goals for the year ahead The year ahead is full of promise for improvement. Your diary is still crisp and clean. Your calendar still has potential for meaningful development time for your room, team or organisation. You even have a bit of budget to work with…So why haven’t you set your professional development goals yet? […]
After we shared on Amplify the expertise of learning specialist Kerrie Maguire in developing an early childhood education service Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), your responses confirmed that creating a RAP is a high priority and linked to your Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) goals. Since there’s nothing educators like more than learning from colleagues’ experiences and […]
Amplify editor Bec Lloyd writes about her E-E-E-Easy to remember guide for preparing to have a difficult conversation. Gut-wrenching Your stomach is churning, your pounding temples are pulling your eyes back into your skull, your shoulders are tightly wedged under your ears, and you just realised you’ve been tapping your pen so long that it’s […]
Darren Brisbane, program manager at Sherpa Kids St Pauls, returns to share a story that began as an article about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in OSHC for Science Week this week, but it became something more – something quite special. This is a reflection on the way one staff member’s passions can change a […]
With the same degree, the same responsibilities, but often shorter holidays and less professional support, why are early childhood teachers paid so much less than their primary school colleagues? Amplify editor Bec Lloyd looks at a pay gap that starts around $16,000 and doubles in less than 10 years, and hears from the Independent Education […]
The board of Community Early Learning Australia (CELA) is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer, Michele Carnegie. Until her appointment as CEO, Michele was the General Manager for Sector Development within CELA. In this position, she has developed a comprehensive knowledge of the sector and its needs and has established […]
You don’t have to be a professional journalist to write for Amplify, you just need to have a story to share with your colleagues across Australia and in many other parts of the world where work with children in valued. We’ve had so many stories shared in the past year of publication – hard edged […]
Do you daydream about your ideal work and home location? Have you already made a sea change or tree change, or moved from the country to a city life? This week we share an interview with Danielle Layton, and hear the outcome of her move to Australia’s easternmost town: Byron Bay. Use the blog comments […]
Not only have the OSHC educators prepared and delivered lessons to the children, but this video documents the learning experience and shows that even the simplest equipment can yield a great result that supports children’s participation and educators’ professional development. Watch the video and scroll down to read more.
In this final article in the series, Niyati ties together the practical examples of wellbeing support at her service with the extensive pedagogical and psychological theory behind her strategies. A list of references for further reading is included.