Tag: early years documentation

Nov

Daily Activity + Routine Charts

Often, early years education is all about routine, routine, routine! From meal times, to handwashing, to nappy changes and toilet breaks, group time, sleep time, etc etc etc! We at Kinderloop get it, and this is precisely how our activity chart feature came to be. Whether you need a staff checklist to ensure the OH&S […]

Oct

Dynamic Linking. Smart Thinking.

Kinderloop has a new dynamic linking feature. While you’ve always been able to document a child’s learning cycle, through the use of learning tags and powerful search functions, we are always listening to feedback from our Educators. We evaluate suggestions, and we constantly strive to improve our software by incorporating newer, smarter tools, and Educator-requested […]

Aug

Improving Family Engagement

Easy ways to improve family engagement and strengthen relationships within your service. Educators, did you know that within your private Kinderloop you can improve family engagement in a few simple ways that can have a great impact. Family commentsSwitching on Family comments allows families to comment back on your awesome posts! Family comments can be […]

Aug

Ways Kinderloop can help ​YOU with ​Assessment and Rating

Hello fellow Kinderloopers! I want to show you some simple steps to help your centre prepare for assessment and rating, using your private Kinderloop in a variety of ways. Let’s start with creating a post of your choosing. Whether it’s a post about a child, a group of children, an observation, or a reflection. After […]

Apr

Dealing with emotions (pt.1)

Feeling Better I often wonder why we have emotions. It would be much easier to plan and act without the interference of worry and doubt, or excitement and surprise, or sadness and guilt. Doing what I need to do can sometimes feel like dragging myself through mud, and the idea that I might be able […]

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

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 – […]

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

Programming time: eeeek!!

Ok, so you have your chunk of time off the floor to do your “programming”. What do I do? For most educators this time is precious and jam-packed with expectations! Depending on the centre, educators may have a focus group of children that is their responsibility to observe and program for, or may make a […]