Tag: early education

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 – […]

Mar

Digital Documentation: Why Kinderloop?

Early childhood education and care is an industry governed by regulation. These regulations are vital to ensure the safety of the children entrusted into our care. With regulations come paperwork and documentation used to evaluate each early childhood setting in line with the National Quality Standards. Along with new quality measures have been emerging digital […]

Apr

The importance of simple, effective documentation in a child care setting

The impact that parental involvement has on our children’s learning is well documented by many different studies. It is now clear that children whose family actively support and involve themselves in their children’s education, achieve higher grades and have more positive outcomes, than children whose family do not positively engage with their children’s education. The […]

Mar

Child care is evolving

Child care is evolving, and most care providers and parents agree the changes are for the best. What are some of the latest trends in child care and what should parents be looking for when making an all-important child care decision? 1. Child Care Is Catering to Budget-Minded Families More parents are taking a careful […]