Language First, Then Literacy

  When we think of school and learning, we often think of reading, writing and arithmetic. Consequently, it makes sense that when thinking about preparing children for school, we throw ourselves into encouraging children to identify letters, read words, and write neatly. However, there are many other skills that are imperative to the functioning of … Continued

Talking to Young Children About Death, Grief and Loss

  Written for Only About Children by Dr Kaylene Henderson, Child Psychiatrist and Parenting Expert Helping our young children to understand and cope with death can be challenging for us as parents, particularly since we’re navigating our own feelings of sadness and loss at the same time. Here are some tips to help your child … Continued

Benefits Of Working In Early Childhood Education

    Working in early childhood education and care is a rewarding and impactful career choice that can bring a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. Here are some compelling reasons to consider a career in this field: Positive Impact on Children’s Lives: Early childhood educators play a crucial role in shaping the lives of young … Continued

MasterChef Tommy Pham’s Chicken Noodle Soup From Scratch

Tommy’s Chicken Noodle Soup From Scratch   Ingredients 2kgs chicken necks/bones. 3L water. 2 large onions quartered. 2 carrots halved. 1/2 bunch spring onions. 2cm ginger halved. 500g chicken thigh fillets (skin on). 2 tbsp salt reduced soy sauce. 1 gai lan or bok choy cut into 4cm pieces. To garnish (optional) 1 pack of … Continued

Top Tips To Consider As You Prepare Your Child For ‘Big’ School

  Written for Only About Children by Dr Kaylene Henderson, Child Psychiatrist and Parenting Expert It probably seems like only yesterday that you were welcoming your little one into the world and now you’ve found yourself contemplating their upcoming move into ‘big’ school. This change can feel daunting, and not just for our children. So … Continued

Miriam’s Journey To Excellence

  Miriam pours her heart and soul into her work. She consistently goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional results, pushing herself to achieve new heights and make a meaningful impact. Today she shares what it means to her to be a finalist for the Excellence Awards and shares her passion for her role as … Continued

How Can I Tell If My Child Is Ready For School?

  School readiness is more than just academic preparedness; it encompasses essential life skills that children need to thrive in the educational environment. The reality of school across Australia today is that, for all the great opportunities, initiatives and improvements we have made in primary-school education, there are increased expectations, and a crowded and busy … Continued