Category Archives: learning

5 Things to Do with Your Grandparents this Grandparents’ Day

Sunday October 27 is National Grandparents Day in Australia, a day for showing appreciation to the grandparents and older people in our families and communities.  The wisdom, love and care we receive from older generations is so special, and their connections with our little ones can be so precious.   Here are five ways to bring everyone – from …

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5 ways to make your life easier before the end of the year

We’re quickly approaching the silly season, and everything is ramping up: the end-of-year parties, the get-togethers, the cooking, the holidays, the present-hunting, the life organisation for 2020… If your to-do list is already seemingly endless and you’re starting to panic, this article is here to help. After all, life is now busier than ever, making …

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How To Support Your Child’s Speech And Language Development

By Freya Lucas Research shows that the best way to support speech and language development is to talk together, frequently and naturally. In a childcare setting, children are surrounded by many different examples of speech and language, both from their peers, and from their educators. Educators use many strategies to support children’s language development in …

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Challenge and risk in children’s play – Is it worth the Risk?

My favourite childhood memories are of doing things like climbing trees much higher than may be considered “safe”, taking my hands off the handlebars for short bursts whilst riding my bike, or using my dolls pram as transportation down the very steep hill on the road at the back of our house, just to name …

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Effective transition to school

“Can you tell me about your School Readiness Program?” is possibly the most asked question of Centre Managers, followed closely by “Do you think my son/daughter is ready for School?” The concept of readiness; and more broadly, being capable to emotionally process the complexity of transitions, is the fundamental base of any quality transition to …

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Early Childhood Director secures Finalist position for awards

Centre Manager, Jasmin Raddon from The Learning Sanctuary Littlehampton has been selected as a finalist in the Early Childhood Director of the Year category of the 2016 Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards. Each finalist has been assessed against a strict set of criteria and has been given special recognition for all their efforts. Mrs …

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Preparing your child for school

From very early on, you have provided your child with opportunities to explore, discover their interests, develop self-awareness, observe those around them, tackle change and build resilience. These are all treasured moments in your child’s life and build on further opportunities they will experience in their learning journey. Experiences in their Kindergarten or Preschool year …

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