5 signs you should be working in early childhood education

The start of a new year is always a great time to reassess your career goals and values. Research found in The Australia Pay Experience Report reveals that 38% of Australian workers are unsatisfied with their job, with 44% actively looking for a new job. With the WA government’s push for affordable education opportunities, there has never…

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3 Ways to Nurture your Child’s Creativity – with Tips from an Author/Illustrator!

In an increasingly complex world, creativity can support critical thinking and problem-solving, reduce stress and anxiety, and is a fantastic way to encourage self-expression… all handy skills to have. Contrary to popular opinion, creativity may not be something a child is born with. Indeed, recent studies by Columbia Business School show that creativity may be…

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Making time for your child builds deeper connections

With the pressures and chaos of modern living, investing in quality time with your child can sometimes feel impossible. Yet, quality time is crucial in terms of raising children who are less stressed, more secure, confident and settled. The professionals at Meerilinga, including Parenting Course Facilitator Belynda Smith, believe strongly in this Special Time and…

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On your marks… Get set

GO outdoors and enjoy nature with an easy Obstacle course! Struggling to keep the children entertained? Trying to get them off their devices? Obstacle courses are an easy and fun way to encourage children to escape to the garden or the park, get active and release some energy. Not only that – they have a…

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Being mindful of our mental health

Mental Health COVID 19

If ever there was a time when ours or our loved ones mental health might be suffering, I am guessing it would be now. With all the uncertainty, fear and challenges that we are confronted with, we need to help ourselves, our children and others to ensure that we stay mindful of our mental health…

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