Child Care Industry News April 22th 2014 -®
Child Care Industry News
April 22, 2014
Welcome, this week learn about the benefits of attracting and retaining ATSI employees to your service and what you can do to maintain a diverse staff. Also we hear from Fahim Khondakar our resident guru on effective ways to employ technology in early childhood environments.

To celebrate the launch of the brand new we are giving away a stack of iPad minis and one-year subscriptions to our recruitment advertising.

This week we offer huge congratulations to Sangeeta L who now has an iPad mini. It's easy to enter just head to and sign-up or post a job ad to enter the draw and get one step closer to finding that perfect early childhood employee. Terms & conditions
Building a diverse workforce

How to employ and retain indigenous staff

Employing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders offers many benefits for early childhood education and care services, the families which attend those services and the community more widely. In addition services which employ people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait backgrounds find it easier to attract and retain families from those backgrounds.

The benefits of employing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as educators and staff include:
  • Improved respect for and knowledge of Aboriginal culture, history and issues
  • Increased support for your service's cultural program
  • Helping to ensure that culturally inclusive practices and education are included in your service naturally and informally as well as part of the curriculum
  • The opportunity to introduce your service to different ways of thinking and doing things and providing a strong link to your local community
  • Helps to dispel any negative stereotypes among staff and families.
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Technology in an ECEC environment (Part 2)

by Esther King and Fahim Khondaker

This article is the second part (click here for part 1) of a series of articles on the practical matters relating to the implementation of modern electronic technology, specifically iPads or similar devices in an early education centre.

In this part, we discuss some practical tips and practices relating to the use of iPads which we have implemented at our centre in the hope that it will start a wider discussion among educators reading this article.
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