Larna’s Memorial Library; Sharing Literacy and Love

Larna’s Memorial Library; Sharing Literacy and Love

Guest post; written by Sarah Algie, Centre Manager at Creswick Children's Services, VIC
Read how Sarah drew strength from the devastating loss of her first child Larna at just 10 and a half months old, by turning to their love of books, and creating a community library at Creswick Children's Services to share the joys of reading with the centre's families, as a fitting memorial for Larna.
Read more...
Posted: 11/15/2017 10:12:48 AM by
Centre NewsHealthy CommunitiesLifelong Learning

What Is Child-Led Learning?

What Is Child-Led Learning?

Featuring Lifelong Learning Centre; Kids Care West Kinross
You may have heard the term ‘child-led learning’… but what does it mean? Well, it’s simply the approach of facilitating learning opportunities for children that are an extension of their own interests, talents and initiatives, rather than dictating to them what activities they need to do. Essentially, it’s letting the child set the agenda, as opposed to them following the educator’s agenda.
Read more...
Posted: 7/13/2017 10:47:06 AM by
Lifelong Learning

Sensory Heaven at A Step Ahead Jindalee

Sensory Heaven at A Step Ahead Jindalee

Contributed by Claudette Snell, Centre Manager and Holly Nuttall, Educator

As soon as a child is born they begin to explore their senses. Touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing – there are so many new and exciting things to experience! As they begin to grow and develop, it is through their senses that children begin to interact with objects, environments and people. This sensory exploration is what helps them begin to make sense of the world around them through new connections formed in their brain...
 
Read more...
Posted: 7/10/2017 8:00:00 AM by
Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning Begins With Nurturing Relationships

Lifelong Learning Begins With Nurturing Relationships

As soon as babies are born they have a universal need to seek attachment and comfort from familiar and trusted caregivers. As parents, we know how difficult it can be to hand over the reins to someone else! At Lifelong Learning Centres, our first priority is forming these secure attachments with every child. It’s only from here that learning, confidence, resilience and courage can flourish.
Read more...
Posted: 6/19/2017 8:38:34 AM by
Lifelong Learning

The Value Of High Quality Early Education In Children’s Development

The Value Of High Quality Early Education In Children’s Development

Many parents question the value of sending their children to child care. Understandably so – it is a big decision. Evidence shows that enrolling your child in a reputable child care centre that provides high quality early education experiences, in fact gives your child the best possible start in life!
Read more...
Posted: 6/12/2017 9:06:16 AM by
Early EducationLifelong Learning