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

Archive for January 2018

To Play Is To Learn -Time to step back and let kids be kids

“The more our children play today, the more prepared future generations will be. Play is needed to endow us with leaders who can resolve conflict, problem solve, build socially connected communities and inspire society to flourish.” Research shows that play is vital to a child’s development, equipping them with the skills necessary to tackle humanity’s…

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Pegboards: Brilliant Ideas for Organising Loose Parts

PEGBOARDS! Yes! It is not just for holding tools anymore; it is a great tool for educator and teachers as well! Peg boards, painting, play dough, drawing with crayons and puzzles are all planned for refining and developing fine motor skills. What’s Learnt: Manipulative toys help develop a child’s fine-motor skills, which is a precursor…

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Get ready for the 2018 NQS

Did you know the revised National Quality Standard (NQS) on 1 February 2018 signals some changes to the Exceeding NQS rating? A revised NQS will be introduced 1 February 2018 in all states and territories, including Western Australia. Find out more about changes to the National Quality Framework HERE

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Significant Changes To The Privacy Act

On 22 February 2018, the Privacy Act will be amended requiring early childhood education and care providers to take certain steps if any personal or sensitive information they hold about families and/or children, is improperly accessed, disclosed or lost, attracting fines up to $1.8 Million. Services will be required under the amendments to proactively protect…

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Starting Blocks – Resource for Parents

If your service is looking for a resource to assist parents in their transition back to work, Starting Blocks has featured a handy fact sheet with tips and hints for new parents returning to work as its Resource of the Month. Preparing to go back to work after you have had your child can be…

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New Parenting App

A new ground-breaking app is making parenting fun and interactive by giving parents of children from birth up to three years of age simple skills to support their child’s development. The Day by Day: Learning Together App sees parents complete activities that are organised into different everyday environments such as the kitchen, bathroom, outdoors and travelling.…

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Congratulations – 30 year Milestone!

As a Family Day Care Service we are very proud of all our educators & the majority of our educators are long term educators who are offering high quality care & education to the families in our service for many years. The years of experience in our service is extraordinary. This STORY highlights Terri who is…

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HYGGE – what’s all the fuss about!

Are you CURIOUS about HYGGE? Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, ordinary or extraordinary as cosy, charming or special. Hygge in Early Childhood is becoming extremely popular, It’s all about creating cosy comfortable spaces for children to play and learn. That calm, tranquil feeling which…

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Journey Into Nature

“Many children are not ‘allowed’ the freedom to explore, test themselves out in play and to feel in control of being ‘out of control’. When play behaviours are restricted the drive from the human is to find another way to achieve play goals. We have slopes, some of them steep, it is important that children…

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