Category: Articles

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 […]

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, […]

Dec

Helping children and families settle into a new environment

As we approach the end of 2021 (and boy, what a year it has been!), it’s time to start considering the new year and all of the wonderful changes ahead of us… Most children within your care will be moving up to a new classroom environment, or if not, their educators may well be changing […]

Sep

Meet Kinderloop’s new Custom Planning Feature

You may have noticed that your planning area looks a little different from a few days ago. Kinderloop has listened to your requests and have been frantically working behind the scenes to present to you our new Custom Planning feature!  What is Custom Planning?  At Kinderloop HQ, through feedback received from different service providers and […]

Aug

Making the most of Book Week 2021

Each year since 1945, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has celebrated the coming together of children and books across one special week. During book week, schools, early childhood education services and libraries acknowledge and appreciate the authors and illustrators of some of the most loved books of the past year and of the […]

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. […]