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Early Childhood Educators’ Day: Celebrating this vital role

Watching children explore, learn and grow is truly joyous. During these formative years every experience, from the wonder of watching a handful of sand dribble through their fingers to activities, such as hide ‘n’ seek, play a crucial part in their well-being and healthy development. No-one knows this better than Australia’s talented and highly-qualified early childhood educators – and we’re delighted that this key group has their national day to celebrate their incredible contribution to society and shaping the lives of children.

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Nido Supports Bread Tags For Wheelchairs

It’s the little things that count, and they don’t come much smaller than the humble plastic bread tag. The Bread Tags for Change initiative is the perfect example of how lots of people taking the smallest of actions can add up to an enormous difference. And Nido is delighted to unite with the truly worthwhile cause that is Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs.

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Exceeding National Quality Standards: Nido Early School, Tuggerah

Nido Early School are delighted to announce that their school in Tuggerah NSW has been rated as EXCEEDING the National Quality Standards. This is fantastic news for everyone involved – the children, their parents & caregivers and, of course, the passionate staff responsible for this well-deserved accolade.

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Reggio Emilia vs. Montessori

While the Reggio Emilia approach and the Montessori philosophy have many similarities, they differ in some key areas. In this quick guide we will outline and discuss both in more detail.

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Encouraging Curiosity In Your Child

Curiosity is a vital element of learning, and something most parents want to encourage. Nurturing and supporting your child’s natural instinct for discovery is a combination of structured design and spontaneous actions.

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Creating Your Own Traditions

As an adult, you’ll undoubtedly have memories of various traditions that are unique to your family. From singing the same song when you set off on holiday through to individual family rituals held on Christmas Day, Eid, Diwali, Lunar New Year and other holidays, these are all important customs of growing up.

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The Role of Grandparents – How Important Are They?

Today, more than ever Grandparents are taking an increasingly active role in the lives of their grandchildren. While many of us no longer cohabitate with our extended families, 65% of grandparents still take on a caring role by caring for their grandchildren at least once a week in 2011. For these lucky families, there are huge advantages for all involved when our youngest and elder generations get that time together.

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Starting School : Why Education Begins Before the Classroom

Starting school is a significant event and seeing one of the most precious people in your life take those first steps alone into school can bring about intense emotions for all parties involved.

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Teaching Children About Nutrition

Activities and games are a great way to begin laying the foundations of a good diet and healthy attitude towards food with your child.

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How To Respond When Your Child Asks You "Why Do I Have To Go To Sleep?”

Children are naturally curious and asking questions is one of the ways in which they learn and discover the world around them, gaining information and developing critical thinking skills. Whilst adults know that sleep is necessary for our bodies and minds, often we cannot explain why children need to go to sleep in a way that children understand.

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How Do Children Form Friendships?

There are many theories about when, why, how and where children form friendships but it is generally accepted that their relationships with their peers really only start to resemble what we understand as friendship from the age of five, if not a bit later. That’s when children start to form solid friendships and ‘pair off’ as best friends, but having said that, each child is unique and the timing and nature of friendships will differ from child to child.

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What Is The Father's Role In The First 12 Months Of A Baby's Life?

What is a father’s role in the first year of his baby’s life? Does a father’s role differ from a mother’s role when it comes to raising children? What if the family unit has two mothers or two fathers? Do parents even have ‘roles’? There are no easy answers and there are no right answers either.

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Practising Mindfulness In The Home

Here are some tips and suggestions for practising mindfulness at home.

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Nido Childcare Centre Reaches Out To Dementia Sufferers

Dementia is a huge health issue in Australia but one early learning centre in the Perth suburb of Caversham has taken a proactive approach towards making a difference. What started as a morning of activities at Nido Early School in Caversham to celebrate Grandparents’ Day has grown into a much wider community initiative with members of the Beechboro Dementia Group now enjoying monthly visits to the school.

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​The 100 Languages Of Children

The ‘100 languages of children’ is a famous poem penned by the creator of the Reggio Emilia approach, Loris Malaguzzi.

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​Why The Environment Is Considered The 3rd Teacher In The Reggio Emilia Approach

Whilst some other early learning approaches emphasise the importance of the school environment in the learning process, the Reggio Emilia approach goes even further, enhancing and extending the relationship between how and what children learn in their classroom environment.

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Helping Your Child Prepare For The Start Of Their Kindy Year

Starting kindy can be an anxious time for both children and parents, but there are plenty of things that you can do to ease the transition and set your child up for a happy time.

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7 Ways Parents Can Help With Young Children And Their Values

​If only it was easy to instil a decent moral code in our children. If only it was easy to bring them up to have strong values. If only we knew exactly how to help them develop a steadfast sense of right and wrong.

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Preparing Your Child For Early School

We often hear the term ‘school readiness’, but it generally relates to a child who is about to enter the primary school system. Whilst this concept is of optimum importance and should be embraced by parents with older children, this term is not often applied to younger children who are about to go into childcare for the first time.

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Project-Based Learning in Early Learning Centres

It’s fascinating to see how project-based learning, once the domain of middle and secondary school curricula, is now becoming a preferred method of education in the early stages of a child’s education.

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