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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+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Career, 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+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Career|

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|

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|

What is the Working with Children Check (WWCC)?

Part of pursuing a dream of working in childcare is, of course, enrolling in and successfully completing your childcare qualification. This involves classroom-based learning with skilled trainers, as well as centre-based placement where you can immerse yourself into the real-life world of childcare. Another important part of finalising your qualification is a government regulated system [...]

2017-10-09T01:05:11+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Career|

Career outcomes once you’ve finished studying childcare

Studying childcare is as much about the practical experience you’ll face through on-site placement as it is about the classroom-based learning you will do through Southern Solutions. In fact, it is through placement where you will really begin to find your feet and better understand whether your passion lies in care, or team leadership Career [...]

2017-10-10T05:49:14+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Career, Childcare|