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Help Your Child Build Self-Confidence Before Starting Early School

Starting school can be stressful for young children.  It can be a time of great excitement and anticipation, but it can also be a time of change and uncertainty.  The stronger the child’s sense of self, the more likely they are to make a successful transition to this next stage.  It’s natural for a parent […]

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The 100 Languages Of Children

The Italian founder of the Reggio Emilia approach to early education, Loris Malaguzzi, penned a poem called ‘The 100 Languages of Children’ which has become synonymous with his innovative, inclusive child-centred pedagogy. But what does he mean by a child having 100 languages? By ‘languages’, Malaguzzi means the myriad ways that children express themselves.  He […]

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The Importance Of Art In Early Years Education

Art is smart in early childhood development. Every child is innately creative and there are so many ways that they benefit from art exploration during their early education.  Whether they’re sorting pencils into colours, getting messy with clay or swooshing paint onto paper, the skills and lessons they learn from participating in arts and crafts […]

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The Advantages Of Adventurous Play For Kids

Don’t do that, you’ll hurt yourself.  Stop before it ends in tears. Walk, don’t run.  Slow down, or you’ll fall.      If you’re a parent or caregiver, the chances are that you’ve said these words.  Often.  That’s because our natural instinct is to protect children from harm, so our default tends to be ‘no’ in […]

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The Environment As The Third Teacher

The concept of the environment being the third teacher in an early education environment isn’t new, but it’s an important one to grasp especially in the context of a young child’s learning and development. What do we mean when we say ‘the environment is the third teacher’? The physical environment at school is integral to […]

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Six Ways To Help Your Baby Settle Into A Solid Sleep Routine At Childcare

For many mums and dads, the first few months of their newborn’s life are a blur and it can take a huge amount of patience and perseverance (plus a healthy dose of humour) to get baby into some sort pattern for their daily routine. And is so often the case, just as life looks to […]

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Five Reasons Why Creative Expression Is So Important For Children

Ever heard someone say their child is not creative? Many of us are guilty of judging creativity in terms of the end result that we see or experience, but our role as adults is not to focus on the end result produced by the child, but rather on encouraging and supporting their crucial journey of […]

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What Is The Reggio Emilia Philosophy?

The Reggio Emilia philosophy is a holistic, play-based approach to preschool and primary education which has the child at the centre of the learning process. 

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The Reggio Emilia approach and why it benefits your child

A quality early education directly affects a child’s chances of lifelong success, so it’s easy to see why new and prospective parents are so determined to make the right decision about a child care centre.

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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Childcare Centre

Your choice of childcare centre is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

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