Profiles & Interviews
More male educators are needed! We spoke to both educators and parents on their view of men in the ECEC sector and one thing is clear - we need to support male educators coming into and staying for the benefit of our children.
Meet OAC Link Rd St Ives campus director Carly Easy and learn what makes her centre unique.
Meet Jessica Hill from Sparkways Early Learning Carrum Down and find out why she loves coming to work everyday.
Lina Fayad from Kool Kidz Mill Park explains why early education is a great career choice.
There are playcentres all around the country offering family-friendly facilities and activities, and one that really catches the eye, and imagination, is NUBO.
Every month we shine the spotlight on an outstanding educator to showcase the wonderful work happening within our community. This week meet the lovely team of educators from Kool Kidz Narre Warren, Victoria, Lisa, Millie, Samantha and Jordynn, who were nominated by the Educational Lead at their service Belinda Harding.
Meet the delightful Judy Augustine from Starfish ELC in Blackburn South.
Catherine Field from Lightening Reef YMCA Early Learning Centre, Bendigo explains how strong community links ensure better outcomes for children, especially those who have experienced trauma.
The Sustainability Champion at Guardian McKinnon, Jessica Crooks, explains what inspires her and how the children in her service benefit from the resident pet.
Meet musician educator Lil’ Fi who works with children and early educators to encourage a love and appreciation for the magic of music in early learning settings.
Reagan Morton from Guardian Education’s Clayfield service explains her role in the highly successful Baby Nourish and Baby Welcome projects aimed at giving little learners the best possible start in life.
Educator in the Spotlight: Meet Ebonie Trotter, lead educator at Willow Early Learning Centre in Mudgeeraba.
The Sustainable Play Preschool in the Newcastle suburb of Barnsley has built sustainability into every aspect of the service to boost children’s wellbeing and educational outcomes and lessen the environmental impact.
Sippy Downs Early Learning Centre in Queensland has a focus on wild play and outside learning experiences for children.
Educator in the Spotlight: Meet Preethi Katekar from the Spingvale Service for children in Springvale, Victoria.
We spoke to Brent Stokes General Manager of Little Scholars Group about his professional experiences in early education and what he views as the major challenges facing the Australian early education sector.
Educator in the Spotlight: Meet April Hall from Kidi Kingdom Child Care Centre in Springfield, Queensland.
Educator in the Spotlight: Meet This Kylie Woolley, service coordinator at Active Kids Mascot, Sydney, NSW.
Guardian’s general manager of new centres Megan Black looks at her career trajectory, how she made the switch from law to early childhood and what the post-COVID world has in store for early childhood.
Educator in the Spotlight: Meet Charlene Gebrael from Young Academics Early Learning Centre.
Educator in the spotlight: Educational Leader at First Steps Early Education in NSW, Ellen Tsagaris.
Early childhood educator Ali Barry is the owner and manager of Nature Play DECD Family Day care in Adelaide. Learn how Ali supports children to evaluate and navigate risk in her setting and the benefits of this approach.
Educator in the spotlight: Meet Ebony Rayner from Willow Early Learning Centre in Mudgeeraba Queensland.
COVID-19 Amazing early childhood services – Chapter two!
Innovation and compassion driving early childhood services response to lockdown.
Educator in the spotlight: Family day care educator Robyn Taifalos is following a personal dream after moving into the early childhood education and care sector.
Educator in the spotlight: This week meet family day care educator Magda Sanchez, from Chiquitos FDC in NSW.
Educator in the spotlight: Meet Karyn Bliss from Goodstart Early Learning in Townsville.
Educator in the spotlight: Meet James Horgan - Greenwood Scoresby.
Educator in the spotlight: Meet Family Day Care Educator Tiffany Currall, who has been providing education and care to children for more than 23 years!
Yoga expert and qualified early childhood educator, Beth Borowsky from KarmaKidsYoga and The Karma Class explain the benefits of yoga for young children.
Simone Myskiw centre manager of the Guardian Blyth Street Early Learning Centre in Brunswick, Victoria describes her innovative children's council concept.
Meet the new Head of Early Learning at G8 Education, Julie Madgwick.
Educator in the Spotlight: Meet Carlene Cox-Newton, from Carlene's Cubbyhouse, a family day care service in Queensland.
Meet Andrea Christie-David, the Founder of, Leor In Home Early Learning, which offers families the opportunity to engage an educator to deliver curriculum based education and care to children at home.
Why is the number of men in early education still so low?
Educator in the spotlight: Meet Lauren Harris who works at Thumbelina Daycare in Edgecliff NSW.
Educator in the spotlight: Meet Renae Donovan from 3 Bears Cottage in Coffs Harbour.
Educator in the spotlight: Meet Catherine Sansom from Explore & Develop in Lilyfield, NSW.
Meet Michele Peden, the Pedagogical Thinker in Residence (PTIR), with Big Fat Smile.
Meet Martina Dunkel, founder of Kindoo! Family Flexible Care in Victoria, a wrap-around early childhood service which enables parents to build a program of care which meets their unique needs.
Eduator in the spotlight: Meet Tara Carbone from the Kent Street Early Learning Centre in Sydney.
Speakers Steve Sammartino and Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, share their insights into what is happening in education today and how we can harness that to build strong foundations for future generations.
Educator in the spotlight: Meet Karen Armstrong from Kids World Early Learning Centre in Werribee.
Educator in the spotlight: Meet Sandy Kimmins the service manager at Toowoomba Little School in Queensland and learn how a mishap with an RTO led to her long and successful career in the early childhood sector.
Educator in the spotlight: Meet Ms Rosanne Pugh from KU Ourimbah Preschool and Children's Centre.
Acknowledging the important role of Australia's early educator workforce.
Learn about Australia's nature play revolution and the imaginative, exploratory, outdoor play it affords children.
Educator in the spotlight: Meet Shelley Carlin, director of Marjorie Mann Lawley Day Care Centre.
A visit to Honeybee Cottage, a Steiner School in practice.
Meet nanny extraordinaire, Belinda MacDonald, who offers great advice for anyone considering nannying as a career.
Learn about changes to the National Quality Framework and National Quality Standard.
Educator in the spotlight: Meet Susan de Kok from Willow Early Learning Centre Mudgeeraba.
Educator in the spotlight: Meet Kellie Tom from Orange Family Day Care in NSW.
Service showcase Wynnum Family Day Care.
Child care educator in the spotlight: Almut Weiler Anderson.
Child care educator in the spotlight: Susan Dunphy.
Relationships, resilience and risk KU Annual Conference 2017.
Educator in the spotlight: Nanny Jess in the spotlight
Child care person in the spotlight: Meet Jenni Hutchins CEO of Big Fat Smile.
Child care person in the spotlight: Karen Garcin.
Laure Hislop KU Killara Park Preschool.
Meet the new CEO of ACECQA: Gabrielle Sinclair.
Child care person in the spotlight: Rachel Sydir.
Nominations for the 2017 Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards are open.