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‘Ambitious’ Draft 10-year Plan for New Zealand’s ECE

More Qualified Teachers and Tighter Ratios Ahead “We need a system where teachers and managers focus on delivering high quality service and partnerships with parents.” Peter Reynolds, CEO, Early Childhood Council (New Zealand) A draft strategy plan for the early … Read More

Case Study – Bringing Your Philosophies To Life, Farm Street

Using Educa To Share Your Inspiration and Vision “We knew we needed to reflect on philosophers more and didn’t really know how to get that through to all staff on a regular basis. We needed to find an easy way … Read More

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Creating Environments For Teacher Inquiry-Based Learning in Early Education

How to sharpen your inquiry-based practice through the lens of the environment “… we should aim for an environment that supports teacher growth so the classroom is a place of research where teachers ask questions and act as researchers. The … Read More

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How To Deal With Difficult Staff In Your Early Learning Service

You know who we’re talking about… These are staff who rock the boat, divide teams, undermine morale and drive staff members to look for work elsewhere. And these might actually be among your best performers. But look more closely. While … Read More

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Magic Questions To Spark Parent Engagement in ECE

Using Conversational Intelligence & Inclusive Messaging To Build Authentic Relationships With Families “My research shows 9 out of 10 communications with parents miss the mark.” Judith Glaser, Author of Conversational Intelligence Review of Educa Webinar by author, Cassandra O’Neill and … Read More

Case Study: Reggio Documentation Tips From Gabriele Oly

How a trip to Italy inspired an Educa customer to raise the quality of their ECE documentation Seeing the “amazing Reggio documentation” on her Reggio Emilia tour of Italy last year prompted Educa customer Carlingford Kindergarten owner/director Gabriele Oly to … Read More

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Why Male Early Childhood Educators Need To Fight For Diversity, Not Call For Gender Balance

We take a deep dive into the complex issue of male educators in early childcare Our January blog post asking why there’s a shortage of male early childhood educators in Australia generated huge social media engagement, so we’re following up … Read More

The Parent Tour: How To Close The Deal Every Time

Tips To Help Your Child Care Centre Make The Most Of Every Parent Tour A successful parent tour of your early learning service is the clincher for parents looking to enroll their children. So, how can you and your staff … Read More

Managing Your Childcare Service And Bringing Out The Best In Your Teaching Staff

Educa spoke to service directors for the best tips on managing your ECE staff. Having effective interactions with your ECE staff is a crucial part of leadership. Strangely enough, most teachers don’t see themselves as leaders yet “were expected to … Read More