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The “Warm and Fuzzy”

Posted on June 23, 2020

Early Childhood Education is a busy profession to work in– engaging with so many people, staff, and families from all walks of life,  with different personalities ethnicities and backgrounds and always having to be prepared for the unexpected, is what makes it such an interesting and fulfilling job. Here at Leap Start, we embrace our children and their families wholeheartedly as they are. We know our families and despite offering exceptional education, developing our own pedagogical approach and running 5...

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Hello to you all!

Posted on June 15, 2020

I hope that you’re well when you’re this reading this and that your loved ones are safe and well! What a time it’s been- so many changes for everyone to deal with and adjust to. Our Leap Start Team dealt with everything well beyond my wildest expectations: Early on we implemented very stringent hygiene measures, reassured our parents, and created online content for our Facebook page and group to stay in touch with our Leap Start family We’re very excited...

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Understanding the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care Services

Posted on January 28, 2020

The National Quality Standard (NQS) includes seven areas under which child care services are assessed and rated by regulatory authorities in each state/territory. These ratings help families to identify quality child care services for their children. Below we explain a little bit about the seven quality areas and how you can spot a quality service QA 1 – Educational program and practice Educators are required to create and deliver education and care programs based on the interests, needs, abilities and...

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Choosing the Right Care for your Child

Posted on January 16, 2020

When it comes to choosing an early childhood education and care service for your child it can be difficult to choose the right one for you. There are so many options out there when it comes to curriculum and teaching methods, facilities, prices, etc. so, the earlier you start preparing, the better. Choosing an option that suits you It’s best to start with thinking about what suits your family’s circumstances This includes the days and hours you might need care...

Settling Children into Child Care

Settling Children into Child Care

Posted on August 7, 2019

One of the most common worries for families starting care is, “will my child settle?” Entering childcare is a big step for every family. It is very normal for children to become upset or anxious when they are saying farewell to someone important to them. This reaction is known as separation anxiety. Separation anxiety generally effects children from around 9 months to 4 years old, however, it can appear at any time within this age bracket and can reappear even...