By CELA 13 Mar, 2018

OSHC takes a stand against bullying #NDA2018

Darren Brisbane has previously shared the innovative ECE-OSHC kindergarten transition program at his service, Sherpa Kids St Paul’s. He’s back this week and excited to share the work the St Paul’s team has undertaken to prepare for Australia’s National Day Against Bullying and Violence this Friday, 16 March 2018.  

By CELA 12 Mar, 2018

Does style triumph over substance?

Can a focus on the outward appearance of early learning centres distract families and educators from the most important questions of quality early learning?

By CELA 5 Mar, 2018

This old step

I call it a step, but it started life as an over-sized building block and the first children who played with it are probably turning 50 this year.

By CELA 28 Feb, 2018

Backyard babysitting fears as vax laws bite

In 2017 Amplify covered NSW’s move beyond the Commonwealth ‘No Jab No Pay’ legislation to join Victoria and Queensland with a ‘No Jab No Play’ policy that prevents parents with a ‘conscientious objection’ to vaccinations from using that belief as an exemption to enrol their children in registered children’s services including standalone preschools.

By CELA 27 Feb, 2018

Talk to a solo dad today

Daniel Sherwin contacted Amplify after setting up his website last year, dadsolo.com. 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.

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