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Studying childcare? Share these classic children’s books with kids!

Did you have a favourite book when you were younger? One that you bugged your parents to read you every single night after dinner? You weren’t alone - even in an age of smartphones, YouTube, and high-speed internet, story time remains a favourite pastime of children around the world. There’s just something magical about watching [...]

2018-03-02T03:53:50+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Childcare|

Study the Diploma in Childcare to learn how to diffuse toddler confrontations

“Kids will be kids” is what a lot of adults might say when they see toddlers caught in the middle of a fight or a confrontation. While it may seem like a small matter in the grand scheme of things, toddler confrontations need to be taken seriously. There’s always the possibility it could escalate, hurting [...]

2018-03-13T00:17:20+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Childcare|

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|

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+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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|