Is Childcare A Must For School Readiness?

by Attending universal childcare from age three significantly improves the school readiness of children from immigrant and disadvantaged family backgrounds, a new study has found. However, the research by the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), at University College London, […]

Is Passed a Term of the Past?

by TV headlines flashed up on the screen “Dr David Goodall at the age of 104 has passed!” “Oh”, I thought to myself, “he has chosen to pass, pass what?”  Okay we all knew he was keen to die on his own […]

Let Them Quit If They Want

by Children are often shuffled from piano lessons, to dance classes, to soccer practice after school and on weekends. But what happens when they say, “no”. According to an ABC Radio Perth report Psychologist Justin Coulson said he regularly fielded requests for […]

There Is No Shame In Hiring A Nanny

by If your maternity leave has finished and you are returning to work in 2018, a nanny/educator could solve a range of childcare issues. There’s no need to feel any shame or guilt either as there are various options and ranges of […]

Danger Toys

by It’s everything a kid ever dreamed of — toys that can talk back. But are internet-connected toys safe? An article by ABC technology reporter Ariel Bogle, says that depending on its capabilities, the toy could be recording voice messages, internet history […]

Let’s Count At Work

by With one in six children in Australia starting school behind, it’s important for parents to have a role in the development of their child’s early maths skills. Just in time for National Literacy and Numeracy Week (4-10 September), the Lets Count […]

Queenie’s Little Book Of Comfort

by Two early childhood educators from Tasmania have written a book to help young children survive family violence. Queenie’s Little Book of Comfort follows Queenie the quoll who, when faced with family violence, seeks help from her neighbour Eric the echidna. “We decided […]

Changes To The Nest!

by Some twenty plus years ago when I was handed my first born I recall thinking how grateful I was to be custodian of this precious life and that my future was changed forever. I blissfully settled into parenthood gratefully navigating the milestones and […]

Global Day Of Parents

by Parents worldwide are in the spotlight this week as we celebrate Global Day Of Parents today which will be followed by a top level parenting conference in Melbourne next week. Dr Kristy Goodwin, one of Australia’s leading authorities on the impact […]

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