Tag: early education

Feb

Meet Our Educators: Emily Robinson – Little Avalon Family Daycare

Q – What is the best thing about working with little people?A –  Enjoying the simple things in life and I love seeing the world from their little eyes. Even a simple walk can really remind you of how their perspectives are so different. They’re still so open and innocent, and they’re not rushing, so […]

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 […]

Dec

Meet Our Educators: Blaise Simmons – Bluey’s Treehouse Early Learning Centre

Q – What is the best thing about working with little people? A – The thing I love most about working with children is the reminder to live in the moment. There is no tomorrow or yesterday, its all about right here, right now. They are so open to everything and just watching them play […]

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 […]

Oct

Meet our Educators: Shelley Scholten – Learn, Play and Grow Family Daycare

Shelley Scholten has seen quite a lot in her twenty one years as an Early Childhood Educator. She was nominated in our “Awesome Educators” competition earlier this year, and we feel very privileged to chat to her. Q – What is the best thing about working with little people? A – I have been teaching […]

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, […]

Sep

Meet Our Educators: Jayne Parums – Kidiwinks Family Daycare

There’s nothing like getting inspiration from other passionate Educators! Meet Jayne. She’s been running her Family Daycare, Kidiwinks FDC, in Sydney, for TWELVE years! She’s got two beautiful girls of her own, so like many of us, has her hands full! Q – What is the best thing about working with little people?A – Children […]

Sep

Examining the NQS within Digital Documentation: Relationships with Children and Families (Quality Area 5 and 6)

Families are children’s first and most important teachers. From birth, children are learning from those closest to them. When children enter the care environment, the educators within their early childhood centre will have a significant influence on how those children grow and develop. The relationships that exist within an early childhood centre play a crucial […]

May

Mindfulness in early childhood

‘Mindfulness is a way of paying attention that originated in Eastern meditation practices. It has been described as “bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis” (Marlatt & Kristeller, 1999, p. 68) and as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally”’ (Ruth Baer – […]