STEM education

How Is Your Service Embracing The ‘Big Change’ In STEM?

Educators need to get more savvy about the concepts of Science, Technology, Energy and Maths (STEM). But chances are your service is already well on the way. Educa spoke to two early childhood specialists who presented at the recent ECA … Read More

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The Issue That Won’t Go Away: Educators’ Pay Rates

It seems like the morally right thing to do – improve pay rates for educators. But is the government listening to the debate? Educators from an estimated 320 services across Australia went on strike for up to a full day … Read More

Tips for quality reflective practice

Top Tips For Quality Reflective Practice In Early Childhood

Bringing reflective practice to life in your service Reflective practice is something of a mantra for early childhood educators. But how to go about it in an intentional and productive way without being overwhelmed by the task? Early childhood education … Read More

Preschool lesson plans

9 Lesson Planning Sites Educators Should Check Out

Never-ending resources for preschool lesson plans. Stop reinventing the wheel. Use these hacks to inspire next-level lesson planning in your early childhood service. You’ll also be able to download an array of ready-made plans. It’s no doubt that lesson plans … Read More

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Building A Quality Conscious Team In Early Childhood Education

Quality is a constant focus and benchmark for the early education sector, but how do you build a quality conscious team? That was the question which early childhood education consultant and trainer Miriam Dressler addressed at a free Educa webinar … Read More

male early childhood educators

Why Is There A Shortage Of Male Early Childhood Educators?

Missing In Action: Male Educators On The Fringe Male educators working in the early childhood sector are finally getting their own national association. February 17 will see the official launch of the Australian Association for Men in Early Childhood (AAMEC) … Read More

Working with millennial employees in early childhood education

Working With Millennial Educators In Early Childhood Education

What They’re Saying About You: The Generational Divide In Childcare Asking educators what it’s like working with their younger cohort brings out the criticism. But this is not a blog post about bashing newbies in the sector. It’s about coaxing … Read More

Collette Tayler

Collette Tayler: A Luminary In Early Childhood Education

Our sector has lost a luminary – Emeritus Professor Collette Tayler of the University of Melbourne As an advocate for early childhood education, Collette Tayler had influence across Australia and internationally. Professor Tayler passed away on 1 December, 2017. Below … Read More

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Tackle These NQS Changes First

NQS Help From Expert, Michelle Rogers Are you looking for NQS help? Have you printed out the guide to the National Quality Framework yet? All 693 pages? Sure it could be a handy doorstop, but we’ve wheeled in our resident … Read More

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How To Photograph Children In Your Child Care

10 Tips To Make Your Photos Memorable! If photos are at the heart of compelling parent communications, then the facial expressions in those photos are the currency that melts hearts and connects.  And yet, how many photos do we take each day that are too … Read More