Jan

Unlocking Potential: The AI Dilemma in Early Childhood Education

In the ever-evolving landscape of early childhood education and care (ECEC), the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) has sparked significant debate, especially within the challenged sector of Early Childhood Education and Care in Australia. AI brings both advantages and drawbacks to pedagogy, quality documentation, ethics, and the array of challenges faced by a profession contending […]

Oct

Places, Spaces, Wonder, Delight: Inspiring Play Spaces

Here at Kinderloop, we often come across some awe-inspiring humans. One of which is Tracey, an educator extraordinaire who shares some of her inspiring play spaces on social media https://www.instagram.com/places_spaces_wonder_delight/ We often share Tracey’s beautifully curated setups, as we know it can feel hard to be inspired day in day out. We contacted Tracey to […]

Sep

Reevaluating Developmental Milestones in Early Childhood Education

Within the Early Childhood Education and Care profession, developmental milestones have long been regarded as a vital tool for assessing a child’s progress and growth. Early assessment and support for children who need additional help is no doubt the foundation of effective early intervention. However, one director we spoke to believes that developmental milestones are […]

Aug

Kinderloop’s Top 10 Ideas, to Celebrate Early Childhood Educators Day

Early Childhood Educators Day – 6th September 2023 Early Childhood Educators’ Day is a nationwide event that celebrates and recognises the crucial role of early childhood educators in the lives of young children and families. It also highlights the long-term benefits of early learning, both in Australia and globally. It offers a unique opportunity for […]

Jul

Understanding the Journey: A Guide to Developmental Milestones in your Kinderloop

What are Developmental Milestones? The Early Years Framework (EYLF) provides educators with a guide to assess young children’s development, using developmental milestones. Understanding developmental milestones helps educators identify gaps and support children effectively. However, the EYLF emphasizes that each child’s learning is unique and progresses differently. Instead of using the developmental milestones as rigid checklists, […]

May

Unleashing the Power of Childhood Theorists: Exploring their Impact on Early Years Learning

Understanding the Importance of Childhood Theorists Childhood theorists play a pivotal role in early childhood education and care settings, they guide our practices and helping us create meaningful and effective learning experiences. By studying the works of these theorists, we gain insights into child development, learning processes, and the factors that influence children’s growth. This […]

Apr

Programming and planning in your Kinderloop: Part 2 – ways to program

In our last programming & planning blog, we explained how to use your Kinderloop to create a planning cycle. Part of a planning cycle, is to plan for future learning (programming), here we will walk through the various ways to create a program in your Kinderloop. 1/ Calendar View Are you the kind of educator […]

Mar

Programming and Planning in your Kinderloop: Part 1-The Planning Cycle

We asked our in-house Ed Leader to explain what a planning cycle might look like in your Kinderloop. Here is what she said… Here at Kinderloop, our aim is to empower educators to use their Kinderloop in a way that captures their pedagogy whilst supporting them to simplify their documentation. We give you the tools […]

Jan

Simplify your QIP using Kinderloop

Hey Educators, if you haven’t already heard, ACECQA are making some changes to the assessment and rating process in 2023 (you can read more about the changes by clicking here). With a renewed focus on the Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) we wanted to give you some top tips to getting your QIP ready for action. […]

Dec

Getting Organised for the Year Ahead with Kinderloop

At the start of the new year, many educators are welcoming new children into their classroom environment. You may have read our handy blog – Helping children and families settle into a new environment, offering some tips to ease the uncertainties accompanied by these big transitions.  But it is not just the children that are […]

Dec

Kinderloop: Giving children a voice through digital technology

Love it or loath it, the use of digital technology in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) has become the norm for many ECEC services across the globe. Whilst there are countless debates on the pros and cons of technology use in young children, the fact is, technology is easily accessible and very much a […]

Nov

A collaboration with heart ~ Kinderloop & The Empowered Educator

Our mantra here at Kinderloop is ‘empowering early years educators, worldwide’. We truly value the passion, patience and hardwork educators & teachers provide to the youngest members of society. Kinderloop was created to make the lives of educators easier, so they could concentrate on the important stuff – like building relationships with children. If you […]

Oct

Halloween – embrace or disgrace?

Only a few decades back, Halloween was known as a much-loved North American tradition, but was it celebrated in Australia…? Heck, no! In fact, trick-or-treating was somewhat frowned upon as “just for American children”. Fast forward twenty years, and whether it’s the influence of pop culture and easy access to the Disney channel, or whether […]

May

Celebrating Excellence in the early years! Bellambi Point CPS achieves the Excellent rating

Raising the bar of excellence, in Early Childhood Education & Care In December 2021, one of our valued customers, Bellambi Point Community Pre-School [CPS], (which is owned and operated by Big Fat Smile), was awarded the highest possible rating under the National Quality Framework (NQF) – EXCELLENT!! There are only 38 Early Childhood Education and […]

Apr

The All New Medication Feature!

Medication requests are HERE! Families requiring one-off OR on-going administration of medication for their child, can make a request via their private Kinderloop. Administering medication to children in a childcare setting is a task that requires meticulous record keeping. Kinderloop’s medication feature can support your service to maintain ongoing compliance of regulation 92 of the […]

Mar

Simplifying Critical Reflections

Those of us who’ve worked in the Early Childhood industry know full well there’s a considerable amount of knowledge required to perform our job. No matter how passionate about children we are, it’s not just about hanging out in the garden all day painting, making sandcastles and singing. There are so many considerations… terminology (pedagogy, […]

Feb

Up Therapy Services: Highlighting the importance of early intervention in the early years

Here at Kinderloop HQ, we were lucky enough to have a chat with Sarah, the director of Up Therapy Services. We wanted to find out more about Up Therapy Services and ask what are some of the typical questions educators have about early intervention. Can you tell us a little more about ‘Up Therapy Services’? Up […]