Childcare

What does a child care worker do?

0 Comments   Posted: 05/11/14   by William Cowie

What does a child care worker do?

Child care (aka day care or child minding) is the supervision and caring for of a child or children, usually from ages 0 to 12 years. As a child care worker, you’ll be responsible for the care of children within a centre, or child care facility. You’ll get to work with families and communities to Read the full post

$200 Million Government Fund for Child Care Training

6 Comments   Posted: 08/05/14   by William Cowie

$200 Million Government Fund for Child Care Training

Govt Childcare Training Fund FAQ *Click Here for Your Free Long Day Care Professional Development Programme FAQ!* The Australian Government recently announced the creation of a $200 million dollar fund to support training, skills development and other professional development activities for early childcare educators. This includes mandatory training courses such as the Certificate III in Early Childhood Read the full post

Ethics and professional standards for childcare workers

2 Comments   Posted: 24/01/14   by William Cowie

Ethics and professional standards for childcare workers

When parents trust you with their precious children, it’s important for you to have high professional standards and good ethics. You are a huge component of the lives of the children you look after. Whether you like it or not, they are watching you, learning from you and taking many of their social cues from Read the full post

7 reasons for childcare workers to invest in professional development

4 Comments   Posted: 14/01/14   by William Cowie

Why childcare professionals should invest in their professional development

What is professional development in childcare? “Professional development” is the development of new skills, knowledge and experience. You can use it to help your personal development and advance your career in the childcare sector. Professional development can include courses, work-based learning, distance learning programs, studying on your own, relevant volunteering work, coaching, tutoring, teaching, going Read the full post

Au Pair Australia: Working In France!

0 Comments   Posted: 12/07/13   by Inspire Media

France

France has the fourth highest population in Europe, only behind Russia, Germany and the United Kingdom. With over 65 million citizens, the country has an English speaking population equivalent to just fewer than 40%, meaning there is huge potential for English-speaking Au pairs to improve their foreign language skills. France is most famous for its Read the full post

Au Pair Australia: Working In Germany!

0 Comments   Posted: 12/07/13   by Inspire Media

Au Pair Australia: Working in Germany

Germany is one of the biggest countries in Europe, with 12 of its cities occupying the European Top 50 Most Populated Cities – meaning au pairs always have something to do in their spare time! While the nation is most famous for its beer, sausages and festivals (think Oktoberfest); there are a number of other Read the full post

Au Pair Australia: Working In Belgium!

0 Comments   Posted: 11/07/13   by Inspire Media

Au Pair Australia – Work in Belgium

While Belgium is the de facto capital of the European Union, it is arguably more famous for its beer, chocolate, ‘French’ fries and waffles. Belgium also boasts: • A hugely multicultural population (many of which speak English) • One of the world’s best education systems (at an extremely affordable price!) • An extremely high quality Read the full post

Au Pair Australia: Working In Austria!

0 Comments   Posted: 11/07/13   by Inspire Media

While the official language of Austria is German, almost 75% of the country’s 8.5 million-strong population are fluent in English – making transitioning to a new life in this central European country easy! Austria has an extremely stable political environment and high standard of living and with countries like Switzerland, Germany and Italy only a short Read the full post

Au Pair Australia: Working In The Netherlands!

0 Comments   Posted: 11/07/13   by Inspire Media

Au Pair Australia: Working In The Netherlands!

Living in the Netherlands as an au pair will provide awesome benefits and life enriching experiences! While the countries national language is Dutch, around 86% of all nationals are English speakers, (many of these residing in Amsterdam), which means au pairs from an English speaking country will feel right at home! Additionally, with the Netherlands Read the full post

Kids Health: Stages of Cognitive Development in Children

0 Comments   Posted: 26/06/13   by Inspire Media

Stages of Cognitive Development in Children can be useful when studying the Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care

From birth until 12 months old, newborns almost triple their weight and increase their length by more than a half. This rapid physical development, however, is only one of the developmental milestones you will notice in children, which also include social and emotional development, speech and language development and cognitive development. Discussed below will be Read the full post

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