By CELA 10 Sep, 2018

Sharing is caring – or is it?

Do as I say, not as I do, is an old adage.  Has it outlived its time in a children’s learning setting? How much should children be expected to share their toys, for example, when adults prize ownership and privacy above many other values in our community?

By CELA 10 Sep, 2018

Create a staff sanctuary

Spring is a great time to refresh and renew your environment at work. Do you need some inspiration to transform a space in your service into a sanctuary? CELA gets you on track.

By CELA 3 Sep, 2018

Getting started and creating your RAP

We continue sharing stories to help your early learning service compile its Reconciliation Action Plans (RAP). Writer Margaret Paton spoke to CELA’s Learning and Development Specialist, Kerrie Maguire, who offers starting points for services to begin to acknowledge and respect Aboriginal Australia.

By CELA 20 Aug, 2018

Panoptica: workplace cameras

A new writer for Amplify, Ruth Harper, this week shares her view about the growing number of services with closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) to monitor activity inside the service during the day, not just for security out of hours.

By CELA 20 Aug, 2018

Bridge the school readiness communication gap

Amplify’s series on school readiness around Australia showed how widely the states and territories still differ in their policies and practices around transitioning children to school. We can’t even agree on the name for the last years of early learning and the first year of school. 

By CELA 13 Aug, 2018

That special something – a reflection

Darren Brisbane, program manager at Sherpa Kids St Pauls, returns to share a story that began as an article about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in OSHC for Science Week this week, but it became something more – something quite special.

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