Tag: early childhood

Oct

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 […]

Jan

Meet the Professionals: Astrid Kylstra – Dentist

Full name: Astrid KylstraQualification: Bachelor of Dental Science (Hons) Qld Q – How long have you been a practicing Dentist?A – I graduated in 1994, so I have been practicing for a long time!! Q – Do you often treat children in the preschool or early schooling years?A – Yes!! We love to see young […]

Nov

Meet the Professionals: Penelope Dalton – Occupational Therapist

Full name: Penelope DaltonQualification: Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Q – How long have you been a practicing Speech Pathologist?A – I’ve been a practising O.T for forty years. Q – Do you often treat children in the preschool or early schooling years?A – I work with children of varying ages – from two […]

Sep

Meet the Professionals: Karen Atkinson – Speech Pathologist

Full name: Karen AtkinsonQualification: Bachelor of Speech Pathology; Master of Special Education Q – How long have you been a practicing Speech Pathologist?A – I graduated as a Speech Pathologist almost 20 years ago and have been working with the paediatric population ever since, apart from a few years off to have my own children. […]

Sep

Help Is Always On Hand

Kinderloop was created to make the life of Educators across the globe simpler. We understand that Educator’s have many responsibilities… it’s no small task educating the future generations! Occasionally the paperwork can be overwhelming and that’s where we come in… our purpose is to lessen the load. Allowing Educators to stay on top of documentation, […]

Jul

Examining the NQS within Digital Documentation: Staffing & Service Leadership (Quality Area 4 and 7)

Staffing arrangements and service leadership mostly cover administration and policy areas of early childhood education and care services. These include important areas like educator-to-child ratios, ethical and respectful practice, continuity of care and striving for continuous improvement. For educators in an early childhood setting, communication is a vital tool.  With routines to be communicated and […]

May

Curriculum and educational program: Infinite possibilities!

In every child care educator’s day, there are a significant number of tasks to be completed: engaging in meaningful interactions with the children in our care, completing a myriad of routine tasks, observing the learning of children, and programming the curriculum for the interests and skills observed. “Curriculum: in the early childhood setting curriculum means […]

Apr

From paper based to digital documentation

For many the process of moving from a paper based system of observing and recording children’s development is a daunting one. When examining the differences and similarities between paper based and digital documentation systems, the similarities far outweigh the differences and moving over is just a matter of a few simple clicks. The National Quality […]

Mar

‘Each’ child: ensuring equitable curriculum decisions

When the National Quality Standard was released, I read the support guide cover to cover. The term “each child” jumped out at me. I began to ponder how we were ever going to provide evidence to assessment and compliance officers that we appropriately observed and assessed each child’s learning and development as well as providing […]

Feb

“I can’t use a computer” Early Childhood Documentation and Planning for the Digital Immigrant

“A digital immigrant is an individual who was born before the widespread adoption of digital technology. The term digital immigrant may also apply to individuals who were born after the spread of digital technology and who were not exposed to it at an early age. Digital immigrants are the opposite of digital natives, who have […]