usually find lots of resources on how to take care of and raise babies, toddlers, and teens, but it’s rarer to come across topics about how to support the needs of school-age children.
What is Out of School Hours (OOSH) care? Outside of School Hours (OOSH) care is centre-based child care for primary school-age children generally ages 5 to 12 years old. It is designed to offer care and educational programs for kids whose families need assistance in supervising and caring for their children outside the standard 9 […]
If a lot of people are vaccinated or immune to an infectious disease, this is referred to as “herd immunity”.
Early Childhood Australia (ECA) established the code of ethics for Australian early childhood professionals. The code of ethics incorporates the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1991) principles and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007). It is designed specifically for early childhood education and care. The current pedagogical research […]
Centre-based services include long day care and, in some states and territories, preschools and kindergartens. The National Quality Framework (NQF) lists the minimum qualifications that educators must have to work in centre-based services with children younger than preschool age. One of the educator qualifications that must be met is based on Regulation 126 of the […]
Play dough is a childhood staple and can keep kids busy for hours as they use their imaginations. Using play dough is a fun pastime that can be enjoyed by children of varying ages in numerous ways. Let’s discuss the developmental benefits of playing with dough at a young age. What play dough teaches kids […]
What is the family tax benefit? Family Tax Benefits (FTB) helps eligible families with the cost of raising children. Payouts are either fortnightly or the total amount of the money at the end of the financial year. Supplements and additional payments may be available to FTB-eligible families. The family tax benefit is made up of […]
Choosing the best local child care provider Educating and caring for children in their early years is of paramount importance. Early childhood care is where we lay the groundwork for the future of early learners who will, later on, become citizens contributing to the community, the nation, and the world. Early child care is a […]
Why do kids get sick so often? Children get sick because they are more prone to infectious illnesses especially when exposed to new viruses their system isn’t used to yet. You can find virus almost everywhere, in fact there are over 200 different cold viruses and they mutate all the time. So it is inevitable […]
Making a child feel safe is of utmost importance early on in a child’s life. For most families, the first challenging transition is really the childcare drop off. Parents are always hopeful that a child who is uneasy about being left at the daycare drop off in the morning will ease up when they find […]