Issue 140 - Nov 22

Rattler

Issue 140 - Nov 22

We hope that you enjoy this issue of Rattler, which begins with a spotlight on CELA member The Point Preschool, defined by a supportive culture and creative approach, and share the story of how a "Spectacular Find" in a sandpit led to a STEM award.

Issue 139

Rattler

Issue 139

We hope that you enjoy this issue of Rattler, which begins with a spotlight on CELA member Murray-Toola Damana, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander preschool in Sydney's Mt Druitt. Director Fran McCarthy and co-founder Karen Isaacs share how they are creating a model of education where 'each child can fulfill their dreaming and become the person they were meant to be'.

Issue 138

Rattler

Issue 138

We hope that you enjoy this issue of Rattler, which begins with a spotlight on CELA member Armidale Community Preschool, who started Term 1 with their entire team falling ill with COVID. Director Sue Motley shares how she was able to ensure that the preschool remained open, while keeping a focus on educator wellbeing and health.

Issue 137

Rattler

Issue 137

As 2021 draws to a close, we're thrilled to bring you our Rattler and Amplify! annual compendium. This year's compendium brings together some of the best Rattler and Amplify! stories from this year.

Issue 136

Rattler

Issue 136

This edition of Rattler begins with a moving story about CELA member St John’s Catholic Preschool and Long Daycare. Located in the Western Sydney suburb of Auburn, the service’s families were recently subjected to some of Australia’s harshest lockdown rules. Director Cindy Adams and her team have been working tirelessly during the lockdown to support the many CALD, refugee and asylum seeking families who attend. Find out what they’ve been doing to help and how your service may also be able to help by offering a space to a child of a family seeking asylum.

Issue 135

Rattler

Issue 135

This edition of Rattler begins with our Meet the Member feature, where we share a delightful story about how Bermagui Preschool has been part of a project to grow intergenerational friendships and cultural understanding called the Moodji Project. 

Issue 134

Rattler

Issue 134

This edition of Rattler begins with our Meet the Member feature, highlighting how confidence and critical reflection enabled Cooks Hill Preschool to achieve an exceeding rating in all 7 areas in their recent Assessment & Rating.

Issue 132

Rattler

Issue 132

In this edition of Rattler we focus on articles designed to inspire and help you through this uncertain time and into the start of 2021. We begin with our regular spotlight Meet the Member, where preschool director Christine McKnight shares how community, friendship and belonging are helping the fire affected community of Cobargo on their long road to recovery.

Issue 131

Rattler

Issue 131

In this edition of Rattler we focus on articles designed to inspire and uplift you during this challenging time. We begin with our regular spotlight Meet the Member, where we find out how Young mobile playgroup and preschool, situated in the NSW south west, engages local families and community. We also bring you the second of a three part series focusing on exceeding services, with an in-depth look at how St Luke’s Preschool in Dapto held onto their exceeding rating during a change in leadership. 

Issue 130

Rattler

Issue 130

Our March edition includes the first of a series of articles focused around exceeding services, with this edition sharing insights around how NSW South Coast service Narooma Preschool achieved exceeding ratings in all 7 quality areas. 

Issue 129

Rattler

Issue 129

Insightful articles covering topics such as stamping out racism, welcoming rainbow families, building a sustainable workforce and the importance of quality conversations with children.

Issue 128

Rattler

Issue 128

How early educators can help stop racism, The calming power of mindfulness for children,
The benefits of upskilling, Why good conversations count, Preschools under pressure and much more

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