Mar

Keeping the positivity flowing…

We’re in uncertain times. But it’s not all doom and gloom… let us show you how to stay positive, and use the resources you have to make the most of the situation. In today’s blog we’ll: Suggest ways to continue communicating with your enrolled families through this uncertain time Offer suggestions for early childhood activities […]

Jul

How to Capture Meaningful Moments Through Photos

Educators could easily be likened to superheroes! Each day they take on a multitude of different roles, which can make for an exhausting list of things to do. On this important list of jobs is ‘photographer’ Educators often use photographs to capture a child’s learning throughout the day or to document specific learning throughout the year. […]

Jul

What on earth is a Schema?

Educator’s who know the secret of Schemas are on to something big. They can observe a child at play and notice a pattern where others may just see the behaviour (behaviour that on the surface, ermmm, may not always be great). Because these knowledgable Educator’s can recognise certain patterns, they’re then able to see opportunities […]

May

Meet our Educators: Rebecca Valentine – Inner Bloom Family Daycare

We’re chatting to Bec Valentine, whose nature-based daycare is clearly run with lashings of love, a whole lot of passion, and endless influences from mother nature! Read on! Q – Before you opened your family daycare you’d previously been a teacher. What inspired you to make the change to early childhood education?  A – It […]

May

Meet our Educators: Louise Shaw – Lou’s Family Daycare

Q – What is the best thing about working with little people? A – ​I don’t see it this way – as a Family Day Care Educator I see it as working with the family as a whole. I like to understand a family’s circumstances, their reasons for care, cater towards their needs as a whole. […]

May

How to smash assessment and rating #101

In September 2020, one of our valued customers, Gerringong Coastal Cottage Early Learning Centre, received exciting news regarding the results of the assessment & rating process their service had recently undergone… they’d been awarded an EXCEEDING rating. For anyone who has been through this experience, you’ll know that the process can be tense and stressful […]

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 […]

Oct

Meet Kinderloop’s new survey feature

Kinderloop now offers the ability to create surveys. They’re a great way to get a response from either your linked family or educators – depending on which audience you’re targeting. In a nutshell, they work like this… you create the survey, then a post is sent to each person which contains a link to the […]

Sep

Kinderloop Ambassadors – meet Reem M. Alkaabi

Kinderloop started an Ambassadors program many years back, as a way to highlight amazing educators around the world. We are in awe of these passionate, inspiring people – we fondly call “Superloopers” – who dedicate their lives to the education and advancement of children around the world. Reem M. Alkaabi is the most recent ambassador […]

Sep

Educator-to-Educator Posts

Kinderloop now offers the option of creating “pink”, or private, educator posts. Posts that aren’t for the eyes of families, but instead offer an advanced style of messaging between educators and service management – one that can be used as evidence of teams working collaboratively, or discussions had. Choose who views your pink posts by […]

Aug

Autism Specific Early Learning… how this looks through the eyes of one Australian service.

Kinderloop recently ran a competition for educator’s to create and submit a community wall. The calibre of entries blew us all away, but there was one that really captured our hearts. AnglicareSA Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre first came to our attention with it’s “Fostering Exploration” wall. The more we explored, the more […]