Reducing consumption and re-imagining resources

Reducing consumption and re-imagining resources

Imagine if… Instead of buying a wooden village set for $300… You made this with the children…. promoting innovation and creativity and helping them to socialise and communicate. Imagine if… Instead of buying a set of animals for $60… the...
Supporting Families through Lockdown

Supporting Families through Lockdown

If your centre is in an area of the country that is experiencing lockdown, you may be unsure of how to support your families. During these uncertain times, we need to look for different ways to connect with others. Thinking outside the box to create connections with...
One Up, Two Down – Staying Connected with Children

One Up, Two Down – Staying Connected with Children

The ‘one up, two down’ concept is an approach that you can use with your team to intentionally prioritise children. We tend to get busy in our days, with children who need to eat, be changed and sleep often throughout the day. The lunchtime transition is often a...
Reflecting on an experience in an Early Childhood Setting

Reflecting on an experience in an Early Childhood Setting

A great way to start embedding critical reflection into your centre is to think about your intentional activities and experiences. Here are some simple questions to guide you to critically reflect on planned experiences: Why did I provide this activity? Was it...
Heuristic play for toddlers

Heuristic play for toddlers

When infants start to interact with toys, the question they are asking in their play is ‘What is it?’ They are intrinsically motivated to explore their surroundings and develop their understanding of the world using their senses. Toddlers have better...
Holistic Benefits of Nature Play on Children’s Development

Holistic Benefits of Nature Play on Children’s Development

Playing in nature supports children’s holistic development and benefits their physical, emotional and social wellbeing. Sensory capabilities are expanded as children’s natural wonder, awe and curiosity prompt them to explore their environment and make sense of the...