What is mindfulness? Webster’s dictionary defines it as the quality or state of being mindful; the practice of maintaining a non-judgemental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis. While a good explanation, this definition doesn’t capture the true essence of what we believe mindfulness is, especially […]
Children are Natural Learners By nature, children are curious about cause and effect; this interest in ‘how the world works’ can be observed from day 1. As they go through the process of growing up, children are constantly analysing and drawing conclusions based on their experiences. “Babies and children are like little scientists. They gather […]
“I’m pregnant…” Becoming a parent can be a frightening experience when you’re uncertain of what to expect. But it needn’t be with the right amount of preparation and enhancing your own knowledge. Having your new child will change your lifestyle beyond belief, but you will experience things like no other when getting to know your […]
Piptree Early Learning Heritage Park is the newest Piptree centre opened in south-east Queensland. The centre is currently undergoing renovations and new paintwork, giving the centre a fresh, new look and feel. There are plans for the installation of a CCTV system and keypad lock at the entrance for children’s security. Also, we will have […]
Kids love to play. And there’s a reason for that. It’s not only natural, but it’s essential for optimal child development. In fact, play is so important that the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights recognises the right of every child to engage in play time.
Are you thinking about sending your child to a child care centre? Are you concerned about the impact of a child care centre for both you and your child? You really shouldn’t be concerned. In fact, there are many benefits of for your child.
Fussy eating comes in a variety of forms in children. The types of food, textures and even meal time environments can affect how children will respond to the food. No matter if you’re the top chef giving Jamie Oliver a run for his money, or a reluctant home toast-burner, every cook in the kitchen knows […]
It’s a natural thing to want your kids to succeed in life and as a parent, it can sometimes be hard to know what you need to do and say in order to move them toward their goals. Well, as it turns out the parents of some of the most successful people around the world […]
What is Professional Development in Childcare? “Professional Development” is the development of new skills, knowledge and experience. Professional development can include courses, work-based learning, studying on your own, going to lectures, seminars or conferences and a range of other activities. Why invest in Professional Development in Childcare? For Childcare professionals, ongoing Professional Development can keep […]
Play is a universal phenomenon and a right of childhood. It is spontaneous, rewarding and fun with several benefits: Education: helps children learn and build skills that lay the foundation for learning to read, write and do maths. Social skills: provides opportunities to socialize with peers of the same age, to learn to understand others, […]