Guardian Early Learning Group’s Blog

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

Educator in the Spotlight: Ellen Wonson from Acre Woods Pymble

Educational Leader, Ellen Wonson is one busy woman. From completing her studies while working full time to planning a wedding, it’s non-stop for Ellen who works at Acre Woods Pymble. She was recently awarded the title of Educator of the Year at Guardian’s NSW Educator Awards Nights so we took two minutes with Ellen to find more about her career, why she thinks early learning is important and what superpower she would choose if she could. Read more

What Is Welcome to Country and Why Do We Do It?

At every Guardian event we choose to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we stand. It’s a way of teaching our children to value Australia’s long and rich Aboriginal heritage so that they might carry those same sentiments of respect through to adulthood.

This is usually done in one of two ways:

  1. Acknowledgement of Country
  2. Welcome to Country

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Educator in the Spotlight: Nidya Kurniasari from Kent Street

Nidya Kurniasari is a passionate educator who’s been at our Kent Street Early Learning Centre for six colourful years. At our recent NSW Educator Awards Night, Nidya was awarded Educator of the Year alongside Ellen Wonson (Acre Woods Pymble) and Rebekah Drysdale (Walker Street).

We chat to Nidya to find out a bit more about her time at Kent Street, what she loves about early childhood education and exactly what superpower she’s want if she could just have one. Read more

Comparing Early Learning Centres

In the first few years of life, children are learning so, so much. Providing an environment that nurtures their brains, bodies and social development can’t be underestimated.

When it comes to choosing an early learning centre, it can all feel like guesswork; not knowing what to ask, to look for, to expect and how to compare centres. Having been your child’s first teacher, you know how much they learn from who they’re around, and that’s why quality child care is critical. Read more

Raising Confident Children

Growing a happy and confident child with strong social skills and emotional wellbeing is a topic at the heart of so many of our conversations as parents. A continuing message is that fostering confidence and resilience in our children sets a foundation for successful pathways as they travel through their lives.

We all want the best possible outcomes for our children but how do we go about raising children to be confident and emotionally resilient? The messages at time seem mixed: let your child experience failure so that they learn to cope; support your child and they will tackle more challenge next time. It’s confusing, to say the least. How do we build up our children, give them emotional tools, but refrain from mollycoddling our tiny loved ones. Read more

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