What happens once we have the policies in place? How do we know if they are “lived out” in practice, if they are being understood, and quite simply - if they are even being read?
Policies. They are an essential part of the education and care sector. We all know that they are essential. We know that they help us to maintain compliance and ensure an ethical, responsible approach to our work with children and families.
Sprout’s new shareable enrolment link just made securing a child’s enrolment records that bit easier and guarantee compliance going forward.
Working successfully as a team isn’t always easy, but when we can put strategies in place to support effective team collaboration, the results will speak for themselves. Here are some strategies that you can use.
The decision to leave your children in care with someone - particularly if that someone is a relative stranger - is monumental. There is such an element of trust required, and as educators, we have a responsibility to earn and maintain that trust.
When it comes to programming, educators typically have a lot of questions. While it might be something that we do each and every day, there is always more to learn and new theories, approaches, or ideas to explore. In this post we wanted to break down some of the frequently asked questions about programming and planning.
The first two years of a child’s life are an amazing period of development and milestones. During this time we watch as children roll, crawl, stand, cruise and walk. But what if our environments and interactions could better support that development? What would that look like?
Having your childcare service rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard (NQS) is the “gold star” goal of centre owners, managers and staff around Australia. Parents and families know that a rating of Exceeding or Excellent means that their child will be receiving the highest possible standard of education and early learning, and as such, preparing for assessment and rating in a way which showcases the work being done in your centre each day is critically important.
Sprout has just launched a new set of features that ensure that not only are simple and intuitive to use for families but also ensure a service’s enrolment records are always 100 per cent compliant from the very first day of a child’s attendance.
There will be children for whom a big “Hello!” and fussing about would be simply delightful, and there will be children who will be silently wishing you would just disappear.
In the last decade, social media usage has skyrocketed. We are more connected than ever before, and reports suggest that we are not only using social media for connecting with people that we know but for seeking out new products and services.
Quality Area 7 is the last of the seven areas that make up the National Quality Framework, and its primary focus is on ensuring that your service is managed properly so that your team is able to deliver their programs in the best environments for children’s learning and development.