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3 Tips To Settle Your Crying Toddler Into Childcare

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You've taken some time off work for maternity, but now it's time for you to get back to it, which means that you've probably enrolled your toddler in a childcare centre near your home or workplace. Some kids happily settle into a new centre within a few days or weeks, while others take significantly longer to adjust to the chance. If your child falls in the latter category, follow these tips to help your crying toddler settle into his or her day care centre.

31 July 2017

How to develop a great parent-carer relationship in a childcare centre

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It is very important for carers and parents to have an open and friendly relationship so that they can work together to bring up a child in the best way and promote healthy development. However, sometimes busy carers and parents find it hard to connect during emotional pick-ups and drop-offs. ere are some tips that can help.  Try to leave some extra time While it can be hard to get out the door in the morning, and most of us don't want to sacrifice even a few minutes in bed, it can be really useful to have a few minutes extra to have even a brief chat with your child's carer.

21 June 2017

Tips For Helping Your Child Transition To Childcare

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Transitioning your child to a nursery or child care may feel like a big step, and you'll likely feel worried about how your child will cope with such a big change. The first few weeks can be tough, as you'll miss your child and they will miss you. However, there are steps you can take to make the transition easier for your child and create positive connotations with your chosen childcare provider.

27 October 2016

Preschool for twins and triplets - together forever or on their own paths

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If you have twins or triplets, one of the questions you might need to consider is whether to keep them together through their schooling years. This decision presents itself relatively early on, as one of the first questions you'll be asked by any early childhood facility you tour is whether they'll be in the same stream or not. Here are some of the pros and cons of each option. Together in one class

21 January 2016

Helping kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder navigate play at child care

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For children with Autism Spectrum Disorders or ASD, navigating free play can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. In addition to issues with voice modulation, many children with ASD suffer from pragmatic speech disorder where they struggle to navigate the responses of the other party and may keep speaking at length or fail to notice a change in mood. Child carers can help children to navigate these situations using some of the following techniques.

21 October 2015

Keep Children Busy at Your Wedding With a Child Care Professional and These Five Fun Activities

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If you have your own kids, lots of siblings or too many cousins to count, you likely are going to have a lot of kids underfoot at your wedding reception. To keep the hordes of children under control so your guests can enjoy themselves, consider hiring someone to provide childcare at your wedding. To keep the kids entertained, here are some activities the childcare worker can organise for the kids to do:

22 September 2015

3 Ways to Support Your Child With Dyslexia at Home

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Dyslexia is no indication of intelligence whatsoever. This condition is simply a disorder that prevents people from being able to scan and interpret words, letters, and symbols in the correct order. But when you have a child with dyslexia and they struggle with their studies as a result, they can often feel like this has something to do with their intelligence when it doesn't. This is why it is extremely important to give your child as much support in the home as possible.

22 September 2015

Finding a child care if you are a casual worker

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For many parents reentering the workforce after having kids, casual work is a common way of getting a foot in the door. Casual work is very common in retail, hospitality and healthcare fields - but it can be tricky to co-ordinate child care if your shifts change week to week. Here are some of the options if you have a varying casual schedule. Rely on informal childcare One option is to rely on informal child care, through friends or family.

21 September 2015