Guardian Early Learning Group’s Blog
The latest news, articles and media releases from Guardian Early Learning Group.
In early August, the Guardian Early Learning – Queen Street community were involved in supporting Queensland’s largest hunger relief organisation – Foodbank.
One in six Australians report having experienced food insecurity in the last 12 months meaning that there was at least one time where they didn’t have enough food for themselves or their family and couldn’t afford to buy more.
Foodbank Queensland is the charity behind the charities representing 75% of the food distributed each week by 300 welfare agencies and 200+ schools. They are the bridge between the growers, manufacturers and retailers with the logistics, infrastructure and network able to reach the 100,000 vulnerable Queenslanders in need each week. Read more
They say the time goes so fast. “Don’t wish it away,” they say,“You’ll blink and those same babies will be graduating.”
Oh the rhetoric! But where does that leave you day to day? You’re the one living it. You’re in the five year grind – the trenches. You’re exhausted and disconnected and you live on sandwich crusts and adrenaline from the latest tantrum. You, dearest parent, do not have the kind of perspective to enjoy every moment with a toddler because sometimes, just sometimes, tiny children truly do want to crush you like a play dough pizza. Read more
The brand new Guardian Early Learning – Mulgrave will be throwing open its doors on Monday 4 September. In the lead up to the grand opening and to give prospective families a bit of a sneak peek, we held a Gala Day to give adults and children alike an opportunity to come in and explore the centre for themselves. Read more
At Guardian, our early learning philosophy is deeply inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach which views children as capable and resilient, with the capacity for complex thinking. The Reggio Emilia approach places importance on these distinct characteristics:
- Family participation
- Role of the educators
- Environment as the third teacher
- A presence of the atelier
- In-school kitchen
It doesn’t matter if you’re a chef extraordinaire or an amateur who burns pasta, the common experience is that most children are finicky when it comes to food. Children can take ‘fussy’ to a whole new level – it’s not the right shape, it’s too green or too rough. To add sauce to your food sorrows, you may find they love something one day and throw it on the floor the next. Read more