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Senator Faces Backlash Over Comments Made About Child Care Workers

This morning, Senator Leyonhjelm faces the backlash he had received over the comments he made during the interview where he described childcare workers as "wiping noses and stopping the kids from killing each other" and that "you don't need a certificate 3, 18 months of study, to be a childcare worker for wiping noses".

Since the interview, he has received a ton of backlash from Educators throughout Australia calling on his comments to be disrespectful and demeaning.

The following is his response to the comments he had made during the interview.

You have to read this! 
This morning, Senator Leyonhjelm went on Sunrise to face the backlash he had received over the comments he made during the interview on The Project. S...
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How To Write A Resume For A Childcare Job

The following article is a guide on how to write a resume to help you to gain an interview for that position you want. It provides details on what to include in a resume, the layout of the resume, hints and tips, writing a cover letter and more.

With this guide, it will you give the confidence to write a resume so go on and apply for that position!

Although there are may be positions available, getting a job in the early childhood industry is competitive because there are always a lot of educator...
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Annual Leave Entitlements For Educators

With the Christmas holidays just around the corner early childhood services will be shutting down for a period of time and many of you will be on annual leave. Do you know how much annual leave you receive, how much annual leave you accumulate? The following article will provide you with details on your annual leave entitlements according to the Children’s Services Award 2010.

With the Christmas holidays just around the corner early childhood services will be shutting down for a period of time and many of you will be on annu...
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Fingerprint Friendship Tree

Here is our second graduation craft for preschoolers.

The Fingerprint Friendship Tree is a simple way for a child to remember their friends throughout the year.

This craft can also be used for toddlers at the end of the year.
A simple way for a child to remember their friends throughout the year. Materials Needed: coloured paint paint brush a white piece of paper a black ma...
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Graduation Craft For Preschool Children

Our preschool children have worked hard this year as they prepare for their next years' big adventure at Kindergarten. With only a few weeks to go, let's celebrate our graduating preschoolers with these easy crafts.

Owl Graduation Craft - For preschool children, get them to create their own graduation owl as a keepsake of their preschool graduation.
For preschool children, get them to create their own graduation owl as a keepsake of their preschool graduation. Materials: coloured paper glue paint...
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Preschool Graduation Certificates

To celebrate the preschoolers moving on to Kindy next year, have a preschool graduation ceremony and invite families. Here are 6 graduation certificates to choose from that can be used during the preschool graduation ceremony!

Remember, all printables, worksheets, posters and flashcards created in our website are free to download for everyone.

To celebrate the preschoolers moving on to Kindy next year, here are 6 Graduation Certificates to choose from that can be used during the Preschool Graduation Ceremony.
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Child's Individual Preferences Form

The Child's Individual Preferences form is a parent input form and is for parents to fill in and give back to their child's educator. It provides information on the child's food, sleeping and toileting habits to help educators to assist the child as well as devise individual routines and to understand the child's preferences.

This form supports educators and parents to collaborate with one another, while caring for the child and to closely establish home routines within the centre environment.



This is a child information form to be filled in by parents. The Child's Individual Preferences form is a parent input form and is for parents to fill...
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Happy New Year To All Our Users!

We would like to wish each and every one of you a happy and prosperous 2017!

A new year brings a fresh start and this is a great opportunity for you to make a positive difference for yourself in 2017. Whether it will be deciding to study, changing your job, opening up your own FDC service etc., the New Year is a great time to put your plans into action and go for it!

So, make 2017 the year for you!

Take a look back at what made headlines over the past year and see what we have installed for 2017:

To All Our Users, We would like to wish each and every one of you a happy and prosperous 2017! A new year brings a fresh start and this is a great opp...
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Graduation Handprint Craft

Our final graduation craft... A nice little graduation poem to go with a child's handprint as they move onto big school the following year.
A nice little graduation poem to go with a child's handprint as they move onto big school the following year. Materials Needed: coloured paint coloure...
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Christmas Counting Worksheets

Get into the holiday spirit with these Xmas counting worksheets. Encourage children to count the festive pictures on the page and color in the corresponding number. These counting worksheets will assist children to develop their counting skills, number recognition and one to one counting correspondence.

Remember, all printables, worksheets, posters and flashcards created on our website are free to download for everyone.

Happy Counting!
Get into the holiday spirit with these Xmas Counting Worksheets from 1 to 10. Encourage children to count the festive pictures on the page and colour...
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A Guide To Resigning From A Job In Early Childhood

The following article "Resigning From A Job In Early Childhood" gives you the necessary information needed when you resign from your job including notice period, giving notice, writing a resignation letter, saying goodbye to families, final pay and more!

This information should guide you on your responsibilities of when you resign.

Happy Reading!

Sometimes you know that it’s time to move on from your current centre. You may have found another centre to work with, your circumstances may have cha...
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Childcare News - Water Beads High Risk to Children

Water beads are causing serious concerns and parents are being warned of the potentially deadly risk these pose to children.

Made from super absorbent polymer, water beads are soaked in water and swell up to 400 times their original size.

Potentially deadly, if a child does swallow a water bead it could cause an obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract and cause serious complications.
Water beads are causing serious concerns and parents are being warned of the potentially deadly risk these pose to children. Made from super absorbent...
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The Australian website for Early Childhood Educators, Students and Parents providing Resources, EYLF Templates, Printables, Articles and Forum Support..
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The Aussie Childcare Network website is designed for Childcare Professionals, Teachers, Students doing their Early Childhood Studies and for Parents to gain an understanding on Early Childhood Education, Care and Development. 

We also provide EYLF Resources and Templates including Portfolio Templates for LDC, FDC and OOSH Centres, provide ongoing support to Childcare Centres on implementing the EYLF and NQS, develop Worksheets and Printables that can be used to promote skills and learning for children, informative articles covering a wide range of topics on Child Behaviour, Development, Children Activities, Rhymes and Songs, Teaching Children, Childcare Articles Student Articles and many more... 
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