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Many children experience anxiety when starting in care and there is plenty you can do to make the new arrangements less stressful.
Feeling guilty when you put your child into care is normal and signals the emotional attachment and responsibility you feel for your child.
Returning to work after a baby is a big step. To make the transition successful you'll need to take some time to ease everyone into the new arrangement.
New research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) has found that COVID-19 ‘had minimal impact’ on the way mums and dads shared child care responsibilities during the May/June lockdown.
COVID-19 has put early childhood educators under a lot of emotional and financial strain this year. There has been uncertainty around attendance, intense responsibilities around health and hygiene, and a rise in the level of support that many families need in these worrisome times.
Kindness makes people feel good and do good, and in the early learning environment, kindness is something that’s practised by children and actively promoted by educators.
Some families receive up to 100 hours of subsidised care each fortnight, based on their activity level, but if your family is eligible for zero or 24 hours, then the ‘preschool exemption’ may be music to your ears.
Good mental health is a powerful force in our children’s lives. It enables youngsters to think, feel, act and interact in positive ways, and this kind of upbeat, resilient headspace has benefits both in the moment, and over the long-term.
A child's thinking and language skills, emotional maturity and physical health are all used to determine their preparedness for big school, but new research suggests that these individual capacities shouldn’t be the only focus.
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When your child is able to cut paper and manage little buttons, they’re probably ready for a lesson in Shoe Lace Tying 101.
Cakes, biscuits, slices and frozen treats get little tastebuds buzzing, and in moderation, dessert recipes for kids aren’t all bad.
How to teach kids stranger danger and arm them against known and unknown threats.
Sun, wind, earth and water can all generate clean energy, here’s how you explain different types of renewable energy to curious kids.
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