Blog Posts Tagged "Learning"

The Upside of Tech for Children

To prepare your child for a world of technology, Guardian has a range of resources designed to arm them with the skills they’ll need to become 21st-century citizens. And this includes technology. Because technology is so integrated into our lives, by using open-ended, intelligent learning experiences, we assist children in developing a healthy relationship with technology. Read more

Making a Smooth Transition to ‘Big’ School

Starting school can be a huge adjustment for both children and their families. They must make a huge leap to meet people’s expectations of them and these demands can be stressful. On top of their new responsibilities, everything else is also different; larger buildings, more crowded classrooms, and a new vulnerability as the smallest person in the playground. At the same time, there are fewer adults around and different routines to fit into. Read more

Our Spidey-Senses are Tingling at Sweet Peas Early Learning Centre

Spiders, spiders everywhere! But fortunately not of the dangerous variety at Sweet Peas Early Learning Centre – a childcare centre in Homebush. Recently, the children had been showing an interest in insects, which then developed into an in-depth investigation into the fascinating world of spiders.

Through discussions, drawings and even a spider web hunt, children at Sweet Peas have been looking at all things spider related in the last few weeks! Read more

A Blueberry Bonanza at Margaret Street Early Learning Centre

You wouldn’t expect to find a blueberry bush growing in the middle of the CBD but this is exactly what was discovered in the yard at Margaret Street Early Learning Centre.

“We are not sure how the blueberry bush came to be here at Margaret Street, as it’s the first year anyone has seen it fruit. However, this could be because of how we are embedding sustainable practices in our day with the children,” says Centre Manager Lisa Concannon. Read more

Documenting Your Child’s Learning Journey Via Storypark

We believe that two-way communication between families and educators is an important part of a child’s early learning journey. Photographs and descriptions of daily experiences are delivered to families via Storypark – an app in which only you and the people who you choose can view what your child experiences at the centre on a daily basis. These are used as a record of your child’s learning outcomes, including their social and emotional progress and their academic journey. Read more

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