Guardian Early Learning Group’s Blog
The latest news, articles and media releases from Guardian Early Learning Group.
Our brand new Guardian Early Learning – Mulgrave threw open the doors to its fantastic environments in early September. Conveniently located on Wellington Road, the centre has been designed with a focus on natural materials and green spaces. Our huge wooden structure at the centre of our outdoor area ignites children’s imaginations and on any given day can be imagined into a spaceship, house, or fort – whatever the children dream up!
The on-site cook creates healthy and delicious meals for the children and the team of passionate early learning professionals support children as they learn and grow. Leading the team at Guardian Early Learning – Mulgrave is Centre Manager Alyce Mardell. We take two minutes with Alyce to find out more about her.
Getting out and about into the community is not only an exciting change of scene from the early learning centre, but it also provides a whole host of benefits for children.
The children at Guardian Early Learning Centre Moorabbin and Bentleigh East can be seen out exploring the local area on their regular excursions. Rebecca Clifton, Centre Manager at Guardian Moorabbin says, “Our most recent excursion was to the athletics track out the back of our beautiful centre. We went out each day for a week and ran sporting, dancing and aerobic activities with the children. We love the glorious wide open space!” Read more
According to Autism Spectrum Australia, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects one in 100 Aussies, which is almost 230,000 people. What’s more, Autism affects almost four times as many boys than girls.
But the statistics don’t tell the full story about the ways and degree to which ASD children might be affected. Behaviours within the ASD diagnostic ‘net’ exist on a range. It’s an Autism spectrum and children can move on and off it as they grow and develop. Read more
On October 1 2017 some important changes to the National Quality Framework (NQF) will come into effect. These changes will give child care providers more authority over who they put in charge and cut through a lot of the red tape that often gets in the way of offering quality care.
The NQF is an agreement between Federal and State governments to provide quality and consistent education and care to children. The NQF introduced a Quality Care Standard in 2012 which set a minimum standard of care and established a rating system across long day care, family day care, preschool, and out of school hours care. Read more
After a tragic car accident in the neighbourhood, the children at Acre Woods Eastwood and their families began to have conversations about the incident and what road safety means. This prompted the centre to introduce Road Safety Week to the August calendar of events to help reinforce children’s understanding about road safety and to develop their knowledge and awareness of common road rules. Read more