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6 red flags that may help you to save a life

How do you know when to seek medical help for a baby or young child? Babies can’t tell us in words when something hurts, or when they feel sick. Sometimes there may be physical symptoms, but at other times the only change may be behavioural. Sarah Hunsted, registered nurse and founder of CPR Kids, tells […]

Acknowledging great work

According to a report in Psychology Today which surveyed 200,000 employees in 500 companies, the most highly rated workplace motivators for most people are: peer support and camaraderie (20%); the intrinsic desire to do a good job (17%), and getting recognition and encouragement (13%). Experts warn not to wait until the end of the year […]

Caring for colleagues – what are our obligations?

Being a great colleague is about much more than signing each other’s birthday cards, sharing content from professional development and having each other’s backs to cover shifts —as early childhood professionals there are a range of professional and legal obligations we have to each other. Our employers also have obligations to protect our welfare. Here’s […]

Amplifying reaching out to weather impacted communities and a curated list of helpful resources

Our nation has recently been exposed to catastrophic fire, drought, dust storms and hail the size of golf balls. These extreme weather conditions have impacted greatly on the health and wellbeing of many of our members, their local communities and the wider population. It’s important that you know that the CELA team is here to […]

The best gift you can give yourself

  Me-time or ‘meh’ time? One thing we know (and research backs it up) is that in so-called caring professions like education, people find it even more difficult to create ‘me-time’ or the kind of self-care that rejuvenates flagging spirits and revives tired bodies. We often find it hard to follow the oxygen mask advice […]

Asthma – what you need to know

In Australia, one in 10 children have asthma. This is one of the highest of rates of childhood asthma in the world. With air quality labelled as “hazardous” over many areas of Australia due to recent fires, there has been an increase of asthma related presentations to emergency departments. With this increased risk, Sarah Hunstead, […]

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