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Childcare Centres

13 Articles
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What are Child care centres?

Everything you need to know about long day care centres, including what they do, how much they cost, how to spot a good one and how to get a spot.

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The value of visiting child care services

Visiting child care centres offers valuable insights and opportunities to ask questions, which makes it easier to decide which service is right for your family.

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How do I choose a child care centre?

When considering your child care options it is very important to visit a number of services and spend some time getting to know the staff.

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Child Care Centre Checklist

A printable Child Care Centre Checklist which makes it quicker and easier for families to choose the right child care service for their kids.

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Choosing a child care service tool kit

A toolkit of resources to help families identify, choose and secure the best child care for their children, including info on waitlists and high quality services.

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How to manage issues with your child care service

Stress free strategies for quickly and effectively managing issues with your child care service using openness, positive communication and a problem solving approach.

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5 signs of a happy early learning centre

5 things you’ll see in a happy child care service and why this is important.

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Educational cooking experiences at child care

Learn how children at Guardian Childcare benefit from preparing and cooking meals as part of their daily routine.

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A spotlight on Goodstart Early Learning Tuggerah

The director of Good Start Tuggerah Adam Angwin, explains what makes his centre excellent, including intergenerational care, school visits, the culture of respect and a significant number of male educators.

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A great improvement in the quality of children’s education and care

The latest findings from ACECQA on the quality standards being achieved among early education providers.

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What’s the right fit for your family: Steiner, Montessori or Reggio Emilia?

The Steiner, Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches to early childhood education, how they vary and what they offer children and families.

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The benefits of mixed-age grouping at child care

Learn about mixed age groupings, which offer children in early learning services the opportunity to interact freely with children of different ages.

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How educators help children prepare for big school

How educators can support families and children to successfully transition to big school.