firing staff

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

Educa New Zealand Study Tour Winner

Educa Announces First Ever Winner Of New Zealand Study Tour Giveaway

And The Winner Is… For the past five months Educa has been offering early childhood educators from New Zealand, Australia and North America the chance to win a place on a New Zealand Study Tour, hosted by Kelly Goodsir. We … 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

male early childhood educators

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

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

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