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February 28, 2017
Welcome, this week some surprising news about activity levels in Aussie kids and meet our educator in profile Emma Catt from Cool Catt's Family Day Care.
Australia receives a D for kid's physical activity… again
Despite the active, sporty outdoorsy lifestyle for which Australia is famous, Australian kids are some of the least active in the world according to a global research group.

Australian kids have been awarded a D- for physical activity, which is the same as England and Wales, in the latest national report from the research group Active Healthy Kids Australia (AHKA), which was released late in 2016.

Lead author of the Australian Report Card from the University of South Australia, Dr Natasha Schranz said the age-old notion of Australia being a nation of active healthy kids who naturally gravitate to outdoor play and sports, has gone out the window with Aussie kids failing to meet the basic physical activity guidelines that lead to lifelong health and well-being.
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Child care person in the spotlight:
Emma Catt
This month's profile educator is Emma Catt from Cool Catt's Family Day Care and One Tree Family Day Care Service, who won the 2016 Excellence in Family Day Care Emerging Star Award for educators.

What is your name?

My name is Emma Catt and I am 31 years old.

What is the name of your service and how many children do you care for?

I opened my own Family Day Care service in September 2015. Using my family name I called it 'Cool Catt's Family Day Care'. I am the sole Educator here with 14 children enrolled.

What is your background?

I have been in the child care industry since I was 16 years old and studying child care at college in England. When I completed my studies in June 2003 I entered full time work in a local long day care service.


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