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The essential early and middle childhood education and care story.

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Wellbeing for educators, second in the series, Niyati Prabhu

Previously, Niyati Prabhu has written for us about a local research project she led which connected parents, educators, schools and children in order to improve her service’s school readiness programs.  In the next three weeks, Niyati is sharing a range of educator-wellbeing strategies employed at Cherry Bridge Station, Lane Cove, where she is the nominated […]

Meditating girl

A service amplifies its focus on wellbeing: first of a series by Niyati Prabhu

Previously, Niyati Prabhu has written for us about a local research project she led which connected parents, educators, schools and children in order to improve her service’s school readiness programs.  In the next three weeks, Niyati is sharing a range of educator-wellbeing strategies employed at Cherry Bridge Station, Lane Cove, where she is the nominated […]

Sparkle to your training

Bring a sparkle to your training

Did you know? Community Early Learning Australia recently created a new Learning and Development agenda based on our philosophy that we can bring a sparkle to your work with children. As an organisation that turns 40 this year, CELA has a long history of leading professional development in NSW and other parts of Australia.  We […]

To whom it may concern, an open letter from Joana Abrantes

Earlier this month we ran a story from Kylie Dorrian, ECT and lecturer at an RTO, raising concerns that new requirements for overseas student visas could further weaken the supply of qualified educators to Australian services.  Kylie pointed out benefits of quality OS candidates, such as their commitment to the profession, their maturity and the fact they have […]

Australia's services rely on international students

Our sector relies on international students, says Kylie Dorrian

The National Quality Framework set in place a higher expectation of professional teaching in children’s services, enacted largely by raising the qualification levels required for staff. From the earliest days, however, it’s been obvious that demand for qualified staff would outstrip supply.  Low salary levels and longer hours than primary school equivalents drive many degree […]

Zucchini

Zucchini that grows itself, and more to come from Lukas Ritson

Spring is springing all over Australia and a goodly number of educators, directors and parent committees are checking out the latest nursery catalogues and thinking of punnets, seed packets and wondering which purchases will make it onto the budget this year. Enter: the zucchini that grows itself. Start with one zucchini, then follow the life […]

Ngroo Education walking together with CELA at Ignite

Ngroo Education is a major facilitator of the CELA national outdoor learning conference on 13-15 October, Ignite.  This is the third annual Ignite conference and promises to be the most amazing yet, not least because Ngroo is playing a major part in facilitating the whole weekend. Even if you’re not familiar with Ngroo, you may […]

Self care for directors

Self care for directors, who looks after you while you look after everyone else?

As Lois Lane once said to Superman, mid-air: “You’ve got me, but who’s got you?” CELA’s directors retreats in Sydney have developed their own mythology as a way to help busy directors (new and experienced) spend time refreshing their own self care as well as engaging in PD to help them care even more effectively […]

Ignite conference banner 2017

Ignite your inner fire for outdoor education!

Ignite conference returns – CELA’s third annual outdoor education PD – 13-15 October 2017 – Hawkesbury region, Sydney     Ignite is back! We’ve partnered with our friends at Ngroo Education Inc., Raw and Unearthed and Wild Ground to bring you an exciting program of team-building and hands-on workshops in the great outdoors. Experience the latest in outdoor […]

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