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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+00:00 January 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Childcare|

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|

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+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Childcare|

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|