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The Benefits Of Child-Centred Education

Times are changing and so is parenting. Child-centred education often leads to heated arguments due to misunderstandings. The ideas date back to the 19th century! Some teachers aren’t prepared to adapt to the changing concepts of child development. They’ve criticised the approach. Still, child-centred education has many benefits. It can sometimes lead to better results […]

Parenting Strategy Guide to Raising Successful Children

It’s difficult to navigate the tricky 21st century culture of instant gratification and constant distraction. As parents, we experience even greater stress over these complications of a modern world because we’re trying to raise our children into successful adults! First of all, you’re already leaps and bounds ahead of most parents because you’re reading this […]

The 1000 Days – Why Great Education Matters

Did you know that 80% of your child’s brain will be developed by age 3?  At Piptree we firmly believe that the first 1000 days of a child’s life are not only a critical foundation for future education but also an amazing opportunity to give your child a great start to life. The period from […]


5 Ways Play Based Learning Helps Your Child Grow

From the moment that a baby is born, they are learning.  Learning to eat and to sleep, learning the routine of life. When you think about it “learning” does not stop. It is a continuous process throughout life. However, when you embark on your childcare journey you will be inundated with theories, philosophies and lots […]

Does Kindergartener Behaviour Follow Us Through Life?

During your first few years as a parent, we know you want to prepare your child as best you can to learn with others. Have you ever thought “What if my daughter doesn’t share her toys? What will the teacher and other parents think of me?” We realise there is peer pressure among parents to […]


Why Is Messy Play So Important?

The benefits of Messy Play when it comes to child development “Messy Play” The mere words invoke fear and dread into the hearts of many parents, but here at Piptree Early Learning, we encourage our children to embrace messy play and the learning and development that comes from it. The idea of messy play can […]

The Importance Of Developing Good Habits In Elementary School

The habits you learn as a child set the foundation for our entire life. What are these important habits for early development? Read on to find out! Sharing is caring A child’s social life is as important as how well they do in school. Researchers studied elementary school social life to see how much of […]

Communication is Key

Engaged, active children with educators who support their social skills, develop their emotional balance, create opportunities for imaginative play and provide an array of educational and loose play activities grow into engaged, active adults who can conquer the world. Communication between children, families and educators supports strong foundations for our community and has a value […]

Serving Size for Young Children

Young children need between 2½ to 4½ serves of vegetables per day (depending on age) but what is a serve size? 1 serving of vegetables is: ½ cup cooked green or orange vegetables (such as broccoli, spinach, carrots or pumpkin) 1 cup green leafy or raw salad vegetables ½ cup sweet corn ½ medium potato […]

13 Traits Parents of Successful Children Have in Common

It takes a village to raise a successful, healthy child, and parents are the first step, we will continue to help here at Piptree too, with our holistic philosophy and engaged staff culture. Children should be doing some chores Children should be learning positive social skills Parents have high expectations The family gets along well […]