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The latest news, articles and media releases from Guardian Early Learning Group.


Educator in the Spotlight: Louise Moetu

Starting out as an unqualified teacher in New Zealand, and then jumping across the pond to Australia to develop into an Assistant Centre Manager at River Garden, Louise Moetu’s career in early education has gone from strength to strength.

Her passion, commitment and talent in this sector was recently recognised at our Victorian Educator Awards Night where she won the coveted title of Educator of the Year. We take two minutes with Louise to find out more about her career, some highlights and where she hopes to take a little vacation to one day (hint: the Kardashians have holidayed there). Read more


Top Aussie Holiday Destinations for Families

Having children might mean that your days of wine tasting in the Hunter and swimming with Whale Sharks are behind you (for now), but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some worthwhile adventuring. Welcome to the world of family-friendly travel. It’s a fun-filled realm of port-a-cots and collapsible strollers, but you know what? Nothing beats seeing and doing new things with your children.

Here are a few of our favourite Aussie holidays for families. Read more


An Outdoor Wonderland in the Middle of the City

An outdoor oasis can be a hard thing to find in the CBD, but step into Elizabeth Street Early Learning Centre and you’ll find a sunny outdoor area filled with children exploring, playing and learning.

Centre Manager, Jessie Mar-Lavulo calls the space an “outdoor wonderland” that offers many opportunities and “potential for children’s learning” which is used on a daily basis – regardless of the weather. Read more


A Night to Celebrate Our Victorian Educators

A doughnut wall, magician, photo booth, dancing, delicious food and more…

The Victorian Educators Awards Night held on Saturday 28 October was a huge success! The night gave Guardian the opportunity to thank our hard working Victorian team as well as shine the spotlight on some amazing educators’ and centres’ amazing achievements. It was the perfect chance to have fun with the team, meet other centre teams and have a whole lot of fun in the process.

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Does Bullying in Childcare Exist?

Clare Stewart from Acre Woods in Roseville is there to witness the behaviour and development of children throughout their early years. Although she sees children sometimes get rough and hurt each other, “this can be more about exploration or not being unable to appropriately express emotions, rather than bullying,” Clare says. “It’s not until they get older and learn the power of words, that aggressive behaviour can include exclusion and verbal torment.” Read more


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