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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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The Importance Of Animals As A Part Of The Learning Environment

A fluffy bunny. A clucky chicken. Even a squishy silkworm. You’d have to be blindfolded to miss the delight in a child’s face when they interact with other living things (that aren’t human of course) but there’s much more to children and animal interactions than meets the eye.

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​Centres With A Difference

Nido Early School centres have established themselves as the benchmark for excellence in early education in Australia and one of the key things setting them apart from other education providers is that they practice what they preach.

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Bringing ideas home from the home of Reggio Emilia

​Not everyone is lucky enough to get a company-sponsored trip to Europe, but the nine employees of Nido Early Education who visited Italy recently are determined to make sure that their good fortune has long-lasting and tangible benefits for the wider community.

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​Tips for New Mums Before Going Back to Work

Many mothers find it tough enough just coping with the readjustment and daily demands that come with having a baby that going back to work seems impossible.

However, many mums do manage the transition back to work and although it’s not always easy and there may be some challenging moments, there are plenty of things that you can do to prepare yourself and your child for the new arrangements.

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​Everything You Need To Know About The Reggio Emilia Approach

The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy focusing on preschool and primary education. It was created after WWII by a teacher in Reggio Emilia, Italy, which is where the approach gets its name. After the war, educators and families believed that children needed new ways of learning, to cultivate young minds as an investment in the future. The Reggio Emilia approach was developed to help children learn in this new framework.

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More Growth For Internationally Acclaimed Early Childhood Learning Centres In Australia

Nido Early Schools has just expanded its portfolio of early learning centres in West Australia and Victoria, with a further 10 set to open within the next few months.

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​Friendship Qualities That Are Being Developed In Early Childhood

Did you know that kids learn friendship skills from a very early age?

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​Building Confidence In Your Child Prior To Early School

Wouldn’t we all love our kids to have positive self-esteem and healthy self-confidence? How can parents help to build confidence in our child before they make that first big move into an early school environment?

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​The Importance Of Learning Through Play For Children

Experts agree that play is one of the most important ways that children learn and prepare for life, as well as being a crucial activity for igniting and stimulating a love of learning.

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​Why Creative Expression Is So Important For Children

Every child has creative potential and every child is capable of expressing that creativity – but the process, not the quality of the outcome, should be the main focus.

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Why Art Is So Important During The Early Years

​It’s no secret that young children love arts and crafts, but did you know just how important these activities are during the early years? Making art gives children an opportunity to explore, observe, interact with their environment, and figure out how things work. It also helps them learn and develop physically, emotionally and socially, making art an influential activity during the early years.

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The Importance Of Fine-Tuning Your Child’s Motor Skills Before School

​The development of sound fine and gross motor skills is crucial in early childhood. The worrying thing is that as the use of electronic devices increases, so do the detrimental effects on the development of these essential skills.

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