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Inspire. Engage. Delight. ACECQA. Australian Breastfeeding Association. Aussiemumnetwork.com - Home. NPSA-Factsheets-4-CSC.pdf. Improved educator to child ratios. Improving educator to child ratios allows staff to give more individual care and attention and contributes to better social and learning outcomes for children.

Improved educator to child ratios

Educators are able to develop more effective and meaningful relationships with children, resulting in more engaged, happy and relaxed individuals. Some states and territories have made provisions that affect requirements to services. These provisions are set out in chapter 7 of the National Regulations. For questions regarding these requirements, please contact your state or territory regulatory authority.

Children’s health and safety. Code_of_ethics_-brochure_screenweb_2010.pdf. Fdcqa_factsheet_16_toileting_and_nappy_changing.pdf. Positive_goodbyes_Dec09.pdf. PIF_Care_en.pdf. DECS Family Day Care - Healthy__Safe_Food_Experi_1.pdf. Making Bird Nests & Exploring Mud! Recently the RSPB have been encouraging people to make mud available in their gardens.

Making Bird Nests & Exploring Mud!

In the UK the last few months have been extremely dry which has created problems for birds like house martins & swallows who need mud to create nests, or repair nests from previous years. Minnie & I had been talking about this yesterday, & agreed to make some mud today! Minnie collected a bottle she had filled with water, & then poured it over the soil in her garden area. You can probably guess what happened next... lots of splashing & squelching in the mud!

More water was added & the muddy area grew & grew, & so did the fun! What do you do with a prefect mud castle? Minnie then continued to explore the mud with her hands & pat handfuls of it onto the wall. Sticky, wet mud is just perfect for exploring texture & patterns. Then she started to stick items to the mud, & amazingly they stuck to the wall!

Minnie experimented with jar lids... Sticks & twigs... What's pedagogy anyway? - what-is-pedagogy-anyway-.pdf. Childfriendlycrc.aspx. Cultural Connections. ‘Respect for diversity’ and ‘cultural competency’ are key aspects of the National Quality Standards (NQS), the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Framework for School Aged Care (FSAC).

Cultural Connections

This Handbook is intended to be used in conjunction with the Cultural Connecitons Kit. It aims to assist early and middle childhood educators to embed cultural competency into their every day practice. To download the book, click on the download button below. To order the Cultural Connection Kit, which contains a range of resources and books that offer great opportunities to explore different cultures with children and enhance the educator’s knowledge in cultural competence, click on the link to the form under "Related Documents" on this page. Racism. No Way.: Library. Educators_guide_to_the_early_years_learning_framework_for_australia.pdf. Layout 1 - folio_5.pdf. National Quality Standard - Quality Areas. Home Introducing the National Quality Framework The National Quality Standard.

National Quality Standard - Quality Areas

The Imagination Factory. Child Development 3-4 years - HP3424_ child_dev_3-4years.pdf. EYLFPLP_E-Newsletter_No26.pdf. EYLFPLP_E-Newsletter_No10.pdf. EYLFPLP_E-Newsletter_No9.pdf. EYLFPLP_E-Newsletter_No8.pdf. TAPS_planning_and_documentation.pdf. NQS_PLP_E-Newsletter_No40.pdf. Rip0604.pdf.

NQS_PLP_E-Newsletter_No39.pdf. Rip0804.pdf. Early Years Learning Framework. Describes the principles, practices and outcomes that support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.

Early Years Learning Framework

It is expected that each early childhood service will develop their own strategy to implement the Framework. The Framework is part of the Council of Australian Governments’ reform agenda for early childhood education and care. It is a key component of the Australian Government’s National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care. It underpins universal access to early childhood education. Belonging, Being and Becoming – The Early Years Framework is also available in 10 languages. Families looking for more information on the Framework can use the guide.

Resources for educators An. NQS_PLP_E-Newsletter_No55.pdf. EYLFPLP_E-Newsletter_No6.pdf. Australian Association for Environmental Education. NSW Early Childhood Environmental Education Network. Home. Ollie Saves the Planet Australia - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink for a sustainable environment. The Experts in Reuse. Art/Craft Recycled Products. Untitled - climbing-the-little-green-steps.pdf. Taronga Conservation Society Australia. Greenhub. Sustainable Childcare Resources.

CareforKids.com.au ® - Search for Child Care Centres Nannies Babysitters Au Pairs. Eco-OOSH in Action - Checklists. Poisonous plants. Disclaimer: This fact sheet is for education purposes only.

Poisonous plants

Please consult with your doctor or other health professional to make sure this information is right for your child. Lots of plants are poisonous or capable of causing highly allergic reactions. Some will also pierce you with their sharp spines. Few actually do lasting harm but some should be treated with care and respect. Garden and household chemicals, fires, backyard swimming pools and even ladders are far more dangerous backyard hazards for children than plants.

Who's at risk? Children that are crawling or toddling, particularly around twelve months of age, are most at risk of eating strange bits of plants. Teach children not to eat anything straight from a plant or bush.Fence off or remove known poisonous or dangerous plants (see list).Keep the Poison Information Centre phone number 13 11 26 near your phone.

Symptoms to recognise Symptoms of poisoning from plants can include: First Aid Plants to watch out for Danger! 1. These plants can kill 2010.indd - Poisonousplantstoavoid2010100429_1.pdf. Sustainable practices. Composting. What is Composting?

Composting

View our Composting Fact Sheet (57.69kb) Making your own garden compost is a lot easier than most people realise. With a simple heap you can recycle most of your organic household and garden waste and enrich your garden’s soil at the same time. It’s also an extremely satisfying way to help the environment. By turning food scraps and organic garden waste into compost you can: Improve soil quality and garden vitality by releasing the rich nutrients in the compost into the soil of your garden Prevent greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the aerobic breakdown of organic material and reduces the amount of garden and kitchen waste going to Landfill Recycle valuable nutrients and reduce the use of artificial fertilisersSaves you moneyA composting system confines the organic material and often controls the conditions in the material so that the breakdown is accelerated.

The importance of building orientation. Last updated 10:42 pm, Tuesday 18th March 2014 This article shows you how to make use the following facts when orientating your house: The Sun rises in the East and sets in the West, no matter where you are in the world.

The importance of building orientation

The Sun is higher in the Summer sky and lower in the Winter sky. So what does this have to do with correct building orientation and energy efficiency? Answer: Everything, read on. Using the Sun to your advantage when you orientate your building The fact the sun is lower in the sky in Winter than in Summer allows us to plan and construct buildings that capture that free heat in Winter and reject the heat in Summer. Eating My Colourful Vegies And Fruit Program 2012. It can sometimes be difficult to get our children to eat the foods we know they need to grow, move and be healthy.

Eating My Colourful Vegies And Fruit Program 2012

It’s not unusual for children to be cautious about new tastes and textures. Our taste preferences are established at a very young age so what we put into their mouths in these early years really does matter. National surveys show that young children are not eating enough vegies and fruit for their long-term health. Encouraging our children to eat as many different types of fruit and vegetables during these early years could be one of the most important things we can do as parents and carers.

Australian Avocados recognised the need to introduce real experiences of vegies and fruit into the curriculum of early childhood centres across Australia and so engaged nutrition educators, Shelley Woodrow and Nadine McCrea to develop ‘Eating My Colourful Vegies and Fruit’. Green Skills Agreement - green-skills-agreement.pdf. GCSE Bitesize: The 6 Rs. The 6Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle, respect, replenish and refuse) - Green Lane Diary. Diary ChaptersThe 6Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle, respect, replenish and refuse) In the News Download our 6 R's checklist to track your environmental impact!

The 6Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle, respect, replenish and refuse) - Green Lane Diary

Could these items be repaired to make them last a little longer? Maybe some things could be reused or recycled and made into something else? What about the packaging - love it or leave it? Find out how you can help your school reduce its waste with the help of SCRAP Ltd, a professional business that gives the best advice on the 6Rs you can find! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — Three great ways YOU can eliminate waste and protect your environment! Waste, and how we choose to handle it, affects our world's environment—that's YOUR environment. The environment is everything around you including the air, water, land, plants, and man-made things. And since by now you probably know that you need a healthy environment for your own health and happiness, you can understand why effective waste management is so important to YOU and everyone else. The waste we create has to be carefully controlled to be sure that it does not harm your environment and your health.

What exactly is "waste? " Reduce, re-use, recycle - LivingGreener.gov.au. There are three easy ways to cut down your waste that can make a big difference to the amount that ends up in landfill. These are known as the 'Three Rs'—reduce, re-use and recycle. By thinking about what you really need and refusing what you don't, giving items more than one life and disposing of rubbish thoughtfully, you can reduce waste and show others that you value our resources and the environment. Environmental Education in Early Childhood - Victoria - Home Page. Staying Healthy: Preventing infectious diseases in early childhood education and care services (5th Edition) Public Consultation report Public Consultation Report: Staying Healthy: Preventing Infectious Diseases in Early Childhood Education and Care Services – 5th Edition (PDF, 1.2MB) Clarification In response to media inquiries regarding the 5th edition of this publication NHMRC has advised that: Staying Healthy is best practice advice to help child care centres make good decisions for children in their care, not a new set of rules.

The advice aims to reduce the risk of serious infections and infectious diseases spreading through child care centres to the children’s families, the workers and the community. The advice in relation to doctors’ letters simply reflects that staff of child care centres use their common sense—for example, the child’s condition may have changed since the visit to the doctor. Development of Staying Healthy involved extensive consultation with the childhood and education section, experts and the public.

Early Childhood Extra newsletter - NSW Department of Education & Communities. ICPA - Isolated Children's Parents' Association Home Page. Families. Useful Links to Families. Australian Early Development Index The Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) is a population measure of children’s development in communities across Australia. It provides a national picture of children’s health and development with results that identify strengths in the community as well as what can be improved. DEEWR and state and territory governments are working with the Centre for Community Child Health and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research to deliver the AEDI.

Australian Institute of Family Studies The Australian Institute of Family Studies is a national research and information agency on children and families in Australia. Publications for parents, carers & families. Early Childhood Intervention Australia - Early Childhood Intervention Australia. Caring for children. The Australian parenting website: comprehensive, practical, expert child health and parenting information and activities covering children aged 0-8 years.

Provides essential information and practical tools on child health, safety, nutrition, learning, parental wellbeing, family management and children's activities. Raising Children Network (Australia) Limited iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android - Australian parents and guardians can easily collect and store important information about their child to send to police if their child goes missing. Australian Federal Police Available 7 days a week on 1800 686 268, it is staffed by trained, volunteer counsellors who answer calls on a roster system. NQS_PLP_E-Newsletter_No35.pdf. Microsoft Word - GRIP framework.doc - The-GRIP-Framework.pdf. Triple P – Positive parenting program and support. Home » Triple P positive parenting program “The Triple P program is not telling us how to be a parent; it’s giving us the tools to be better at it.” Louise, mum of two. Kids don’t come with an instruction manual. Whether you’re a mum, dad, single parent family, step parenting or a carer – the Triple P positive parenting program can help you with a specific problem, or provide tips on parenting and help with understanding your child’s development and behaviour.

Interpreting & Translation - Community Relations Commission. Language Services unit provides comprehensive interpreting and translation services in 106 languages and dialects, including Auslan. 2011-653.pdf. NQS PLP Online Forum - The National Quality Standard Professional Learning Program formerly The Early Years Learning Framework PLP - Forums. EYLFPLP_E-Newsletter_No13.pdf. EYLFPLP_E-Newsletter_No3.pdf. About Every Child. Mindstretchers - multi-sensory and real-world educational environments. Home. EYLFPLP_E-Newsletter_No1.pdf. Welcome to the REAIE. NQS_PLP_E-Newsletter_No39.pdf. EYLFPLP_E-Newsletter_No8.pdf. NQS_PLP_E-Newsletter_No31.pdf. NQS_PLP_E-Newsletter_No30.pdf. Introduction-to-child-rights. Talking about practice (TAPS) NQS PLP.

SunSmart resources for children. KidsMatter Early Childhood. Australian Childhood Foundation. Raising Children Network. Homepage. Early Childhood Australia. NQS PLP. Code_of_ethics_ brochure_screenweb_2010.pdf. Poster/02 - uncrcchilldfriendlylanguage.pdf. My_time_our_place_framework_for_school_age_care_in_australia.pdf.

A09-057 EYLF Framework Report WEB.indd - belonging_being_and_becoming_the_early_years_learning_framework_for_australia.pdf. Belonging, Being and Becoming – The Early Years Framework. National Quality Standard - Quality Areas. NSW Legislation. National Law. Home Introducing the National Quality Framework The National Quality Standard.