With more than 1.6m children in childcare, we'll empower parents with insight, knowledge and tips on how they can help increase standards in the very first place their children go to learn.
Our stories are from experiences working in childcare centres, as a mum and an educator.
Join us as we discuss toilet training, parent guilt, school readiness and if childcare workers are the new developmental doctors?
In our final episode of the series we have a chat to an early childhood teacher about her experiences in identifying the additional needs of children who attend childcare.
We discuss the ways that childcare centres assist families with early intervention, and we look at ways we can support early childhood educators to feel more confident and capable when helping these families.
Are childcare educators the new early childhood doctors?
In this episode we discuss the impact of feedback given by childcare centres on families and children.
We also assess the roles that childcare centres play in identifying a child's health and development needs.
In this episode we examine the role that childcare centres play in helping children reach milestones, like becoming toilet trained.
We consider the parent expectations on children meeting milestones and we determine if these expectations align with the early childhood development philosophy.
What is School Readiness?
In this episode we look at what qualities and skills children need to be school ready.
We look at what childcare centres do to prepare children and identify what parents can do in the family home, to help children develop the skills needed for kindergarten.
We also have a chat to a primary school teacher about what skills and abilities are actually expected from children beginning primary school.
The primary educator approach
In this episode we look at the primary educator approach in childcare and its benefits to the health & well being of children.
We'll also look at why some childcare centres find it hard to practice this method and how this impacts families.
We suggest some ways we can all help centres deliver this valuable teaching method.
In this episode we unpack the complicated childcare ritual of the drop off and pickup & discuss the effects on children and families.
We also give parents some fool proof ways to make this transition a lot smoother
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This is a fantastic podcast! I love to listen to it when I’m going for a walk or doing some work around the house, the girls from Harmonious Homes give a fresh and well educated point of view on all things children/families! I love all the tips and stories they share, they make me feel like a mum who can do anything!