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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...

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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...

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What Should a 4 Year Old Know?

Posted on August 23, 2019

What should a 4 year old know? This sort of question is common for parents with children of all ages, but especially in the lead up to school. All children develop at their own pace and they all learn in different ways. It’s important that we focus not just on academic skills but more so on life skills, particularly in the Early Years age bracket.   So these are some of the important things that children should know: They should...