Child Care Industry News
August 28, 2018
Welcome, winter getting you down? Read our burnout busters to help you get through the last few weeks of cold weather and Fathers' Day craft ideas to make with the children in your service.
Burnout Busters for Early Childhood Staff
There aren't many jobs as physically and mentally taxing as early childhood education and care, and at this time of the year it's easy to become stressed, run down and unwell.

Learning strategies to manage both the physical and mental strain of day-to-day life in early childhood is important for staying well and ensuring career longevity. It's hard though, with long hours, low pay rates and unavoidable exhaustion in the mind and body at the end of the week, staying well requires a positive and proactive approach and burnout is common.
Father's Day Craft ideas for preschoolers
Father's Day is on Sunday, 2 September, what better way to help the children celebrate and thank their dads then with a special homemade gift? These simple ideas are suitable for all ages and will melt the heart of all the hardworking fathers in your service.

Photo coaster - Use a colour printer and some old CDs or DVDs to create a long lasting gift that dads will love.

Picture frame - You'll need a bit of gear for this activity so start your planning early. The results are great and children will love working with the clay.

Shirt and tie card - Smaller children may need help folding the paper but will enjoy decorating the tie to glorious effect.

Tie painting - Children who are too young to decorate a card in the activity above may prefer painting a tie on a big piece of paper.

Can cooler - The perfect accompaniment to a summer's day. Use craft foam and glue to make this great gift.

Garden decorations - Plaster of Paris is the base for these awesome garden decorations which should stand the test of time.

Spare change tray – Up-cycle polystyrene trays with a bit of paint and some stick-on bling. These little trays can be used for keys, coins and anything else that has a habit of getting lost.

Handprint crafts - Handprint crafts are especially wonderful for younger kids and can be turned into gifts with the addition of a poem or by being stuck onto a card.

Foam photo frame - Quick, easy and totally mess free. This super fun activity is great for a last minute gift idea and helps to promote fine motor skills.

These craft ideas were originally sourced from Activity Village.
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