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The Child Care Subsidy Explained 

The Child Care Subsidy Explained 

The Child Care Subsidy Explained By Emma Thomas The Child Care Subsidy can be confusing and overwhelming! And I’m saying this as someone who has worked in early childhood since I left school. Since becoming a parent I have had to navigate the system from the family...
Mother’s Day – More Than a Token Effort

Mother’s Day – More Than a Token Effort

Mother’s Day – More Than a Token Effort By Emma Thomas It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday! It feels like we’ve only just finished with Easter, the school holidays, Anzac Day and a whole run of public holidays. The shops are awash with gifts and promotions which claim...
How Do We Talk to Children About War?

How Do We Talk to Children About War?

How Do We Talk to Children About War? By Emma Thomas   With the current crisis in Ukraine and Anzac day approaching your children might have questions about war. It can be challenging to know how to respond when our children ask about conflicts, both past and...
Easter Fun for Kids

Easter Fun for Kids

Easter Fun for Kids By Emma Thomas    Holidays, family time and chocolate! Easter is such fun for kids (and adults). What Easter activities do you remember from your childhood? What do your children enjoy doing? I remember time spent with friends and family,...
Family Rituals and Traditions

Family Rituals and Traditions

Family Rituals and Traditions   Our family rituals and traditions keep us connected. They bring purpose and authenticity to the things we do and bring meaning to our lives.   Thinking back on my own childhood I have strong memories of the things we did over...
Encouraging Drawing

Encouraging Drawing

Encouraging Drawing By Emma Thomas    Encouraging Drawing – Drawing and mark making are such important forms of early literacy. While some children love drawing, others just aren’t interested! As parents there is lots we can do to help our children pick up...
No shoes are good shoes

No shoes are good shoes

By Jo Fletcher It’s early in the morning and you have finally got the kids in the car, ready in time for the first time in ever to drop the kids at school, day care, then off to work. Great success!  You get to daycare, unstrap little Billy only to realise...