By CELA 18 Dec, 2017

An educator is for every day, not just for Christmas

We are nearly at that time of year when many services will close for a short time, or in the case of preschools, have already closed up for the school holidays.  While some educators will take only a very short break, it remains a point in the calendar when reflections are particularly worthwhile.

By CELA 14 Dec, 2017

Marriage Equality and Early Childhood Education and Care Curriculums

Rebecca Simpson-Dal Santo caught our Amplify editor’s eye earlier this month with a thought-provoking post on social media about marriage equality and how all families are presented in early education settings.  Rebecca submitted this article which, by turning the issue upside down, provides everything you love about an Amplify provocation.

By CELA 9 Nov, 2017

Talking to young children about Remembrance Day

This Saturday is Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day. While few children’s services will be open, many children will have seen poppy badges being sold on street corners, or be aware of older siblings participating in commemoration ceremonies at school on Friday. They may wonder, on the weekend, why adults around them suddenly go quiet at 11am.

By CELA 2 Nov, 2017

Don’t play with your food?

Educators face many different challenges in their daily work, just one of these is the use of various play materials in our services.

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