Choices Family Day Care Pty Ltd
56 South Street, Ipswich
Queensland, 4305
Phone: (07) 3151 2007
Mobile: 0487 285 113

SunSmart Resources & Website

With the holidays just around the corner, and the weather warming up across most of the country, it’s important to stay safe in the sun this December, and into the new year. The SunSmart website offers a range of resources for families and early childhood services, including songs, posters and online games, to get children…

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Help prepare for natural disasters with Triple P’s Tippaper

The latest issue of the Queensland’s Triple P parent magazine features tips and strategies to help families prepare for potential natural disasters this summer. Distributed across Queensland, the TipPaper also shares real life stories of families whose lives have been transformed by positive parenting, and ideas to help parents make the most of the school holidays.…

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Stranger Danger

‘Stranger Danger’ is better referred to as a small part of teaching children protective behaviours as 85 per cent of danger or abuse to children occurs with someone known to the child or trusted by the child.  The aim is to teach children to be safe, to be aware of predatory strangers, and to be…

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The Importance Of Loose Parts

We all know the importance of play with young children as that is how children learn. LOOSE PARTS  play and intricate role in this YET many administrators and supervisors question whether loose parts can meet any academic objectives. Giving meaning to loose parts requires us to think about the possibilities of how a child learns…

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Reflective practice for educators

Reflective practice is an important part of the documentation process for educators but it is often neglected because of a lack of understanding or confidence about what is required. Reflective practice can be implemented when an educator thinks critically about an event, action or experience to draw meaning from the situation. This meaning is used to…

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“Early Intervention with a Twist”

Choices Family Daycare and BackChat Speech Pathology are thrilled to announce that our joint submission to Family Day Care Australia has been accepted, Olwen Forker and our very own Educational Leader Merinda Meares will present “Early Intervention with a Twist: a Neuroscience-based approach to closing the 30 Million Word Gap” at the National Family Daycare…

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New Child Care Package – Public Webcast Dates

Are you currently using child care or planning to in the future? Learn about the Australian Government’s New Child Care Package and what it may mean for your family in their live webcast on Wednesday 22 November 2017. The webcast will run for an hour and provide families a chance to learn about what the…

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What makes a great Early Childhood Educator?

Here are a couple of ideas of what makes a great early childhood educator. While there are other attributes we thought that these were quiet poetic and represented some of the great qualities that many educators collectively possess.       source: onechild

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Educator & Families – Forming Strong Relationships

The Australian Childcare Alliance and Maggie Dent have paired up to help get the message out there that children are far more likely to thrive in their early learning environments when their families get involved and form strong connections with their early childhood educators. When parents and early childhood educators work together to form positive,…

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