Author Archives: G8 Education

The Importance of Play

By Dr Kaylene Henderson Child Psychiatrist There is abundant research about the importance of play in children’s lives. In fact, play is now considered to be so essential for children’s development that it has been recognised by the UN High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child. Let’s look at the ways […]

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Effective Transition To School

“Can you tell me about your School Readiness Program?” is possibly the most asked question of Centre Managers, followed closely by “Do you think my son/daughter is ready for School?” The concept of readiness; and more broadly, being capable to emotionally process the complexity of transitions, is the fundamental base of any quality transition to […]

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Extending on Children’s Interests at Beckenham

Recently in the kindy room at Buggles Beckenham we have been focusing on a lot of exploration and investigation activities with the children and extending on children’s interest.  Over the mat sessions we have been encouraging the children to share their experiences over the Christmas break by doing simple news-telling sessions. The children showed great […]

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Sun Protection this Summer

The beginning of the month of December brings with it the first month of summer! Summer means so many different things depending on where in Australia you reside. Summer can mean waking up early and going to the beach for a surf or taking long bush walks being careful not to disturb a snake or […]

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Father’s Day Craft

“MY DAD ROCKS!” A guide to making the best Father’s Day present ever! The best gifts given are gifts that come from the heart. This month we have made pet rocks in celebration of Father’s Day with a few pun-tastic elements to boot! Make your Dad a super special gift! Gather your rock and art […]

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Forrestfield’s Tree Project

Who would have thought that such a small conversation between Chloe’s Mum and the educators in the babies’ room at Buggles Forrestfield would lead to such an exciting project? It was early in the morning and Chloe was being dropped off, when her Mum mentioned that if she points up to the sky, she is […]

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What is the EYLF?

“Education is the most powerful weapon we have to change the world” – Nelson Mandela Early Education in Australia has transformed over the years to become a fundamental, all-encompassing fusion of learning, playing, communities and families. Not only does childcare provide nurturing care and freedom of choice to families but also guides children through a […]

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