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Study childcare to learn five of the most important lessons children teach us

“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” Paulo Coelho Children have their own ways of teaching us about lessons we never thought we’d learn from someone as young [...]

2018-01-15T00:22:57+00:00January 15th, 2018|Childcare, Studying|

Study childcare to learn how to improve gross motor skills in early childhood

Early childhood is one of the most important stages of an individual’s development, with much of the vital groundwork for a healthy and functional adult laid in the earliest stages of development. In the past, we’ve blogged about how early childhood sets the tone for an individual’s adult life. That means preparing them for the [...]

2018-11-22T03:06:53+00:00December 20th, 2017|Childcare, Studying|

Childcare around the world – study childcare today!

Here’s an interesting fact for you: according to the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), a leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues, 60% of the world’s 671 million children under the age of five need some sort of non-parental care during the day. So it’s pretty safe to say that childcare is universal! [...]

2018-02-20T22:47:48+00:00December 13th, 2017|Childcare|

How can childcare educators help children celebrate diversity during Christmas?

Ask any kid what their favourite time of year is. We’re willing to bet that for most of them, the answer is a loud and enthusiastic “Christmas!” Christmas is a magical time of year for kids. There’s fun parties, delicious food, magical lights… and of course, presents. And with the silly season in full swing, [...]

2017-12-06T02:12:09+00:00December 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Study childcare today and learn how to read toddler body language and behaviour

Last week, we blogged about how to read the body language, behaviours, and non-verbal hints that babies use to communicate. This week, we’re talking about understanding toddlers. Toddlers are much more capable of understanding human speech than babies, with older toddlers being able to form full sentences and with vocabularies of up to 900 words. [...]

2018-01-15T00:29:37+00:00November 21st, 2017|Career, Childcare|

Enrol in our childcare courses: learn how to read baby body language and behaviour

While babies may not have the ability to speak just yet, that doesn’t mean they aren’t saying anything! In fact, babies can actually tell you a lot about what they’re feeling, even from an early age. Understanding a baby's body language is an important factor in figuring out what they may be trying to tell [...]

2017-11-28T06:10:04+00:00November 14th, 2017|Childcare|

Thinking about career change? There’s no such thing as studying childcare too late

In his 1943, American psychologist Abraham Maslow published a paper called “A Theory of Human Motivation”. In it, he described the needs that drive and motivate people and arranged them in a tidy pyramid, from basic needs (food and shelter) to higher-level needs (like self-actualisation). The Maslow hierarchy of needs, as his diagram came to [...]

2018-02-20T22:51:40+00:00November 10th, 2017|Career|