How about adding a more interesting element to water based play by using coloured water beads!
There are many benefits in using this method of play to encourage positive behaviour management, cognitive development and fine motor skills.
Check out the link below for more interesting information on water beads play!
As always, with any water based activity, please make sure that the children participating are supervised at all times. We recommend this activity for the older age range of 4-7 years. Have fun!
Interested in attending some professional learning courses during the July school holidays?
Click on the link below to find a schedule of courses on offer during this period by the SSTUWA.
Early registration is advised as places will be limited on some courses.
Remember the old wooden stamps we used as children? How about digging that box out from the back of the cupboard and giving it a go or alternatively cut some fun shapes into potatoes – a great way of developing children’s creativity and helping them to learn about shapes and colours!
Check out the website below for some tips!
For those of you who are currently teaching children, or who have your own children in Years 11 and 12 currently taking exams, you may want to check out the link below.
Cooking with children in the child care or home environment is very beneficial for the social, cognitive and fine motor development of children, as well as being great fun!
The following website gives educators/parents ideas on what kinds of food to ‘cook’ with the children in their care. Enjoy!
ACECQA has launched a great new website called Starting Blocks, which has been created to help families understand what childcare is all about and to give tips and ideas on how to interact positively with their children. The developmental domains for children from 0-5 years old are in the link below. Although this is aimed at families, we think it is a great way to refresh and update your knowledge base.
It’s good to remember that as part of the team in any childcare centre you may be asked to write a learning story about a child or group of children. If you need some inspiration or ideas on Learning Stories, check out this website – it’s a great starting point!
Early Childhood Teachers must be registered!
The Teacher Registration Act 2012 (Act) requires that all teachers, teaching in educational venues in Western Australia must be registered with the TRBWA. This includes those teaching in early childhood settings other than schools, such as childcare centres and places where centre-based services operate i.e. long day care and regular occasional care.
For more information on early childhood teacher registration please refer to the Early Childcare Teacher Registration information sheet on the TRBWA website. www.trb.wa.gov.au
A new First Aid Training Package HLTAID004 has been introduced this year and provides an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care setting.
The course meets ACECQA’s First Aid qualifications and training regulation 136(1), covers First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis and is valid for 3 years (CPR must be renewed annually).
This new course is recognised and accepted by child care organisations, schools and OSHC Clubs and is widely available throughout WA.
We currently have openings for an Early Childhood Teacher in the Kelmscott area along with several Diploma qualified positions in Kwinana.
Apply now, online, to be considered for these excellent long term employment opportunities.
Apply now for a Supervisor’s Certificate. If you have a Certificate III with a minimum of 3 years’ experience, are Diploma Qualified or are an Early Childhood Teacher, then you are eligible to apply.
With most of our clients requesting a Supervisor Certificate it is guaranteed your job prospects will increase, and for a LIMITED TIME ONLY, Class Professionals will reimburse the $30 application fee when you have completed 5 shifts through us. *
Get your applications in now to qualify for this special offer!
Note: * You must be able to provide a receipt to receive the reimbursement.