By CELA 27 Feb, 2018

Talk to a solo dad today

Daniel Sherwin contacted Amplify after setting up his website last year, Would we be interested in him writing something about the experiences single fathers had with their children’s early childhood services and schools? At the time, we were also preparing a feature article on the minority of male educators in the sector so we followed the flow and said, yes please.

By CELA 18 Feb, 2018

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 supervisor.

By CELA 29 Jan, 2018

Bring a sparkle to your training

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.

By CELA 14 Jan, 2018

Making observations more meaningful with video

Sarah Riddell, early childhood teacher and blogger, returns to Amplify with this consideration of technology in documentation. While some in the sector remain vexed about the use of image captures for documenting children’s learning stories, Sarah takes a strongly practical approach and examines how educators could make technology work harder for them. 

By CELA 14 Jan, 2018

We still love our NQF (but the burden remains)

The national authority’s Annual Performance Report shows more than 95% of the sector still backs the National Quality Framework, but the proportion of services which have a heavy sense of regulatory burden has barely changed.

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