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culture in early childhood education

Building strong teams and positive culture

Working in early childhood education, collaboration is essential. Not just between centres and families, but also among staff. Building teams and a positive culture in early childhood education paves the way for a centre and its educators to thrive. Of course, a thriving centre means the best experience for families and children too. Over the years we have asked countless …

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NQS changes

What you need to know about the new NQS

As you are probably aware, the National Quality Standard (NQS) changed on February 1, 2018. These changes are Australia-wide, and every approved childcare service will be rated based on this updated NQS. To help educators, directors and owners, we’ve put together a Q and A to answer some of the common queries people may have at this time. Parents may …

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1 Day Workshop to give you the best start this year

With the first month of the year done and dusted already, many centre owners and directors are wondering: have we got 2018 off to the best start so far? A good way to make sure you get 2018 off to the best start is with a free workshop covering all the biggest challenges faced by childcare centres today. Music Kinder …

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We’re in the Top 100 Early Childhood Education blogs!

Early childhood education is what we dedicate our time to – our spare time, our working time and well, all our time! Most weeks of the year we take the time to put together an email and blog to our followers offering them valuable and useful information about all aspects of early childhood education including industry, theory and the day-to-day …

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A Merry Bonkers Christmas (And thank you)!

As each year goes by we feel more and more grateful to work with passionate, dedicated early childhood education professionals and parents. I can say without a doubt that 2017 was no exception – and I’ve got a good feeling about 2018 too! This year we have all worked together to the same very important and honourable goal: to deliver …

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The Best Start in the New Year with the Starter Program

Do you want to start the year off right? If you’re looking for a cost-effective and practical way to get your centre on track to shine in 2018, this is it. The Bonkers Beat Starter Program is the way forward, enabling you to complete 5 modules of training for a leading holistic early childhood education program. All from the comfort …

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christmas in childcare

New ways to get festive this Christmas

In the lead up to Christmas, we are often all looking for new ways to celebrate. Christmas in childcare is an exciting time – after all, no one anticipates the arrival of Christmas morning quite like young children! As early childhood educators, we get to contribute to that excitement and can help them create something special to share with their families. If you’re looking …

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Staying Sun Smart

Summer and the warmer weather make us all think of fun in the sun, but it is also a time of year that can be dangerous. Long, hot days in the sun can bring about concerns like dehydration, superficial burns, sunburn and heat stress. Staying sun smart and keeping children safe in summer means you can enjoy the sunshine and …

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music program

Music and art make all the difference

We’ve said it before and we will continue to tell the world: the more we share music with children, the better off they will be! A primary school in Bradford, England was in the news last month because of the incredible turnaround in their children’s results — the key to success? All children get up to six hours of music …

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allergic reactions in children

Understanding and handling allergies

Did you know that allergic reactions in children range from a mild itch to full anaphylaxis? As an early childhood educator, it is useful to have an understanding of allergies, because prevention, identifying symptoms and responding effectively are all essential to protect children from allergies. Allergies and what they are An allergy is what occurs when the immune system reacts …

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