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QUIZ: Should I Work in Aged Care?

QUIZ: Should I Work in Aged Care?

Thursday, January 18, 2018

If you are reading this blog, you must have asked yourself ‘Should I work in aged care’ at least once in your life. The aged population is at its highest level in human history. What this means is that due to a higher life expectancy, there will be more and more people requiring aged care […]

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Find a job with no experience

Find a job with no experience

Friday, January 12, 2018

We’ve all been caught in the dilemma of trying to find a job with no experience under your belt. The job ads ask for on the job experience, but how can you get that experience when no one will give you a go without it? It seems impossible! Thankfully we have discovered the key to […]

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New Year, new career for 2018

New Year, new career for 2018

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

As we farewell 2017 and say a big ‘hello’ to 2018, it’s only natural that we reflect on the year that was — and start making our plans for the year to come. Could the end of the year be the beginning of a new career for you? New Year’s resolution: start a new career […]

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A merry inclusive Christmas

A merry inclusive Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. With images of Santa Claus, elves and his reindeer filling shopping centres, homes and child care centres alike, it is an exciting time for children. Celebrating Christmas in your child care centre can be a fun and educational experience, but it is important to be mindful that […]

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Benefits of time spent between children and the elderly

Benefits of time spent between children and the elderly

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Children and the elderly don’t seem like they would be the best of friends, but research suggests that encouraging intergenerational hang outs can provide many benefits for young and old. With vastly different energy levels and interests, and oldest and youngest among us seem as though they wouldn’t have much fun, but an Australian study […]

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5 ways animals benefit the elderly

5 ways animals benefit the elderly

Friday, December 1, 2017

Only a couple of years ago, pets were not permitted in aged care facilities. Nowadays, pets are often allowed. In fact, they are encouraged in many aged care facilities. While pets are not for everyone, it has now been found that animals benefit the elderly. The presence of pets, such as dogs and cats, can […]

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A Day In The Life Of A Home Care Assistant

A Day In The Life Of A Home Care Assistant

Friday, January 20, 2017

So you’re thinking about a change in career, or getting back into the workplace and looking for a meaningful and rewarding job? A CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) from Selmar Institute of Education might be just the starting point you’re looking for. With a range of job outcomes to be […]

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Tips For Supporting Others To Quit Smoking

Tips For Supporting Others To Quit Smoking

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  Despite heavy campaigning, fantastic initiatives from the government and increasingly strict advertising laws, the tobacco industry remains a multi-billion dollar industry in Australia. We all know about the impact smoking has on our wellbeing, and according to The Department of Health it also costs the country an incredible $31.5 billion in social (including health) […]

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Talking To Families

Talking To Families

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Open and positive communication between educators and parents is essential to get the best out of childcare and schooling for children. Communication is important to gain a full understanding of a child’s development and experiences. It also provides support to parents by offering ideas and information that can help them make decisions about their child’s […]

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Celebrating inclusion for people of all abilities

Thursday, December 3, 2015

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a global celebration proclaimed by the United Nations. Since 1992, IDPwD has been celebrated on December 3 around the world, showcasing the contributions made by persons living with disabilities in their communities. This year, the theme is ‘inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities’. […]

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Hay fever in child care: the facts

Hay fever in child care: the facts

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Around one in seven Australians suffer from hay fever, or allergic rhinitis1. Children suffer from it too, and this means you’ll probably come across hay fever in child care settings. Despite its name, it is not caused by hay nor does it produce a fever! It is caused by allergens, such as pollen, dust, mould and […]

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Encouraging parent volunteers

Encouraging parent volunteers

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

In early childhood education, parents are part of the package. Every day, they are involved in your facility and are the main reason our industry exists. Managing the relationship between parents and centres takes communication, patience and understanding. Collaborative partnerships with parents in child care are essential to early childhood education. Many child care and […]

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