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How To Fire Toxic Staff In Your Early Learning Service

You know who we’re talking about… These are staff who rock the boat, divide teams, savage morale, may act unethically (even bully others) and send your best staff looking for work elsewhere. And your toxic staff might actually be among … 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

Minister of Education Hipkins on Upcoming Changes in New Zealand’s ECE Sector

Quality, Equity and Parental Choice Under the Spotlight in a New Plan Few figurative stones will remain unturned in the New Zealand Labour-led coalition government’s quest to create a 10-year strategic plan for the early childhood education and care sector. … Read More

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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