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Common children’s allergies you may face in childcare

Hay fever season is well and truly upon us! If you’re suffering from a runny nose, sneezing fits, and itchy eyes, just remember: you’re not alone! According to the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy Limited (ASCIA), almost 20% of the Australian population has an allergy, with rates continuing to rise. While your hay [...]

2017-11-28T06:09:35+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Career|

Bilingual babies: how learning a second language can help children

Fact: 21% of Australia’s population speaks a language other than English at home. With over 300 different languages  spoken at Australian households, Australia is one of the most linguistically diverse nations in the world! You would think Australia is set language-wise. In spite of these numbers however, the rate of language uptake in Australian schools [...]

2017-11-01T02:16:29+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Childcare|

How to deal with toddler temper tantrums at childcare

When it comes to dealing with young children, dealing with temper tantrums can be one of the most challenging – yet unavoidable – parts of the package. Just talk to any childcare educator or parent! At Southern Solutions, we believe it’s important to understand what pushes children to display such challenging behaviours and importantly, teaching [...]

2017-11-01T02:16:51+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Childcare|

How kids must respect others’ culture and beliefs in childcare

“Respect begets respect” This is probably one of the most popular sayings that we all know. And in a society as diverse as ours, it’s important that we must respect other people’s cultures and beliefs. Australia is one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the world.  With that in mind, it’s very [...]

2017-11-01T02:17:14+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Childcare|

Why are childcare educators so satisfied in their jobs?

In a survey conducted by the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA), around 35 per cent of community and personal service worker – which includes childcare educators – were very satisfied with their job overall. The survey result is such a great news for one of Australia’s fastest-growing industries: childcare. This is also [...]

2017-10-09T01:05:55+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Career|

Encourage a love of reading in children (and home and at childcare!)

According to a 2016 survey, 95% of Australians enjoy reading books for pleasure or interest. Given that there has been a decline in reading in other parts of the world, these are wonderful statistics for us Australians and for our future generations! In the same survey, it was also revealed that more than 80% of [...]

2017-10-09T01:05:38+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Childcare|

The history of kinder and early childhood education

Learning is a never-ending process. At an early age, we start learning things from our parents, who are our first teachers.   As we start growing, we encounter new people, environments, and situations that can influence our growth and wellbeing. In addition to these new factors, formal education also greatly influences a growing child, particularly [...]

2017-10-09T01:05:30+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Childcare|