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Illness in Child Care

Posted on September 18, 2019

While in a child care service children come into contact with many other children and adults. This increased contact can result in an increased chance of becoming ill. All services are required by legislation to have specific strategies in place to minimise the spread of infectious illnesses. These strategies will include specific hygiene procedures such as handwashing, cleaning toys and sanitising surfaces. Why do children sometimes become ill when they are in child care? Children are more likely to contract...

Aged Care for Children

Posted on September 12, 2019

Recently you may have seen a new program on Australian Television, Old people’s home for 4 year olds. This program follows a social experiment which aims to solidify the fact that engagement between young children and the elderly can improve health and quality of life for the older generation of Australians. Research has shown that loneliness and depression are significant issues for residents in aged care facilities, with 40% of residents receiving no visitors, some residents spending up to 20...

Building Resilience in Children

Building Resilience in Children

Posted on August 19, 2019

Children’s mental health is a serious issue in Australia. Currently, 1 in 7 Australian children aged 4 to 17 are diagnosed with some form of mental health condition. There are a number of factors which have contributed to the rising incidents of mental health diagnosis in children. These include increased access to devices and social media, less time spent outdoors, decline in social networks for parents and children, and increased academic pressures.