When Should Your Child’s Speech Patterns Be a Cause for Concern?

18 April 2016
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All children develop at different schedules, which is why a parent shouldn't necessarily be alarmed if their child isn't yet pronouncing words as properly as others in their age group, or according to a parent's expectations. Some children will also simply outgrow a lisp or learn to enunciate as they get older; remember that a child's mouth, tongue, and muscles in the jaw are still developing when they're very young, so they may learn to pronounce difficult words and sounds as they become more physically capable. Read More 

Celebrating Valentine’s Day at preschool

19 February 2016
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Valentine's Day is all about celebrating love. Preschools can introduce the topic of love and Valentine's celebrations in an inclusive way that talks about all the kinds of love we have in our life, including parents, carers from the child care centre and peers.  Cards for class mates and carers Rather than placing pressure on busy working parents to buy or create Valentine's cards for the whole class, you can do some inclusive activities in class where everyone gets to make a card for a secret (and randomly selected) Valentine. Read More 

Some Questions You Might Ask About Driving Lessons in Australia

19 January 2016
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After a child gets a learner's permit, you may want to consider sending them for professional driving lessons. There are many advantages to doing this rather than allowing them to simply learn by experience or giving them instruction yourself. If you have a child who is getting close to having their learner's permit or already has their permit, note some advantages of professional driving lessons and some questions you might have about how the process works. Read More 

Helping your au pair to settle into childcare in your home

2 December 2015
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If you have organised an au pair to come and stay with you in order to manage your childcare obligations, it's important that they feel comfortable in your home and looking after your children. Many au pairs do not have previous childcare experience, so giving them some childcare pointers can be a great idea. Here are some ways to help your au pair adjust to childcare as soon as possible. Read More 

Dyslexia and Dangerous Goods Licensing: Four Tips to Help You Pass the Dangerous Goods Licensing Course

21 September 2015
 Categories: Education & Development, Blog

If you have dyslexia, a hands-on job such as being a dangerous goods driver may be ideal for you. However, taking the course you need to earn a dangerous goods license can be intimidating for some people. Luckily, it is possible to succeed. Take a look at these tips: 1. Review your literacy and numeracy skills. If you are worried about your literacy or numeracy skills, you are not alone, and there are resources to help you. Read More