Making Friends With The Laws and Regs That Govern Early Childhood Education educator tips family day care national law personal responsibility regs

Did you know, your actions have the potential to affect not only you, but also every educator within your service (and Australia!). In your position, it is your responsibility to have an understanding and knowledge of the regulations. Don’t worry, you don’t have to know them off by...

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Spending time ON your business, not IN your business business educator tips family day care money

This was a new concept to me just a few short years ago. What do you mean time ON your business, not IN your business? Basically, we need to zoom out and take a helicopter view. This takes in the entire business structure, not just the day-to-day.

We bang on about this here at Big...

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Creating a plan and how it can save you time! business educator tips family day care money

Having a plan and a direction to move in is imperative for business. How else do you make decisions? 

When we don’t have a plan we end up spending our time going in circles. Is it any wonder we feel like we make no progress? 

It also means that we don’t take the time to...

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Creating A Family Day Care Business Budget For Your 22/23 Financial Year business educator tips family day care money

Happy New Financial Year!

Let’s start this new financial year the way we want to finish it: organised, prepared and in control.

Let’s do some proper number crunching and create a budget. When we have a plan and are accountable to ourselves, we are more likely to stay in control...

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What are Key Metrics, and why do you need to know them? business educator tips family day care

Key metrics can be explained as the data you track to see the health of your business. 

Tracking them gives you insight into your figures and performance. Knowing these can help you make decisions and set goals. Every business needs to be accountable for its Key Metrics. FDC is no...

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Batching, And How It Can Save You Time... educatortips eylf intentionalteaching worklifebalance

I want to share this little nugget of gold I discovered a while ago: batching.

The idea of 'batching' is when you have tasks to do that can be all done at once.

For example, if you cook meals for your FDC children, you might meal plan, shop and prep all in one day, maximising your time in the...

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Microtransactions educatortips worklifebalance
Microtransactions. A weird, seemingly unconnected concept to early years education. However, this idea is gold when it comes to finding the pathway to good days that run smoothly!
 
Let me share how...
 
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Letting Children Lead the Way with Play

Children are play experts.

They inherently know what they want and what they need for their development and they learn best when they’re focused and engaged in play they initiate.

As an educator or parent, have you ever noticed that you tend to jump in and try to “help”...

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The True Meaning of Early Education

As we navigate the many changes that have occurred and are still occurring in the world as a result of Covid-19, and we’re all stressed, over-worked, and fearful of our futures, it got me thinking about JOY.

Because that’s what we all need right, is a little joy.

To feel carefree, be...

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Less is More – Minimising Choice in Daily Activities for Children

An essential part of children’s development is allowing them to have choice. By letting them problem solve regarding risk-taking we promote self-confidence in their learning.

However, when it comes to having choice over their daily activities, a less is more approach is best and...

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How Over-Programming is Doing More Harm Than Good

The role of an early educator comes with many challenges, there’s no doubt about it.

You’re simultaneously trying to support the implementation of an approved learning framework, support the children’s wellbeing, learning and development, whilst also providing care and fostering...

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