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Be part of National Child Protection Week

National Child Protection Week, 1–7 September This year for Child Protection Week we are able to share not just what’s going on, but also why it’s being communicated the way it is. If you’ve wondered why lighthouses feature so prominently in the Week’s promotional campaign, read on! The 2019 National Child Protection Week (often called […]

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National Early Childhood Election Forum

National Early Childhood Election Forum report The forum held in Melbourne last week was sponsored by some of the partners behind Early Learning: Everyone Benefits – CELA, ECA-Victoria, ELAA, Goodstart, CELA, KU Children’s Services, and Playgroups Australia. CELA CEO Michele Carnegie and Research Adviser Megan O’Connell attended the event. Interesting viewing Last week’s National Early […]

Sue Motley and children, Photo credit, Armidale Express

Inspire Interview Number Two: Sue Motley

This year’s Inspire Conference is only ONE week away now, and what better way to introduce you to some of our inspiring panelists and speakers than to find out what inspires them? Last week we spoke with Dr Martyn Mills-Bayne, University of South Australia Lecturer: Early Childhood Education, and Coordinator of the MENtor Program for Males in […]

Inspire 2017

Inspire Interview Number One: Martyn Mills-Bayne

This year’s Inspire Conference is only two weeks away now, and what better way to introduce you to some of our inspiring panelists and speakers than to find out what inspires them? First on our list is Dr Martyn Mills-Bayne, University of South Australia Lecturer: Early Childhood Education, and Coordinator of the MENtor Program for Males in […]

A story from Wallalong Preschool

The Scarecrow Jake found an old flannelette shirt and asked what is this for? Dana replied “that’s for painting”. Jake said “this would make a good scarecrow!” Dana thought that was a great idea and gathered the children for a discussion about how to do it they made a list together with all the things […]

Chickens in our Preschool!

Seaham Preschool Hi everyone! Our outdoor environment is always an ongoing project. Mowing, weeding, planting, harvesting, fertilising and the development of play areas. Our children have an important and prominent role within our planning and execution either on a project or every day basis. We constantly ask and observe our children and their play about […]

Composting

Composting provides multiple benefits for both your garden and the environment. Consider the amount of food waste and organic matter that becomes landfill. Composting reuses these natural resources and creates a rich support for your soil. Intentional teaching: Composting Within the early education and care environment you may find that an enclosed composting container is […]

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