How to Avoid a Tip Truck Accident

Did you know that heavy vehicles were responsible for 204 deaths in Australia between March 2015 and March 2016? If you or your employees drive tip trucks (also known as dump trucks) on roads and through construction sites, you probably already know that it's crucial to drive carefully and avoid potentially fatal accidents. However, you need to remember that there's more to avoiding accidents than simply keeping your eyes on the road. Read More 

The Importance of the Learning Environment in Early Childhood Education

Early childhood is a very important phase in the education of your child. It is during this time that many of the fundamental ideas and approaches to learning are established. You may be concerned about what your child will learn when they attend a school or learning centre. It is not only what is taught to the children that is important, though, but also the structure, organization and atmosphere of the whole learning environment. Read More 

Ways to participate in your child’s childcare centre

It can be a large adjustment to place your child in a formal childcare centre if they have previously stayed at home. Here are some ways that you can participate in your child's childcare experience.  Become part of the parent advisory board Not-for-profit childcare centres rely on parents and interested parties to sit on their board or management committee. This can be a good way to get to know the centre staff better, and understand as well as influence the direction of the centre. Read More 

Finding before-school care for your children

While it can seem like the transition to school age can ease some of the pressure around finding childcare for working parents, in many ways these years can actually require much more complicated childcare solutions. For parents in a corporate or office environment, as well as those that do more traditional shiftwork, a school drop-off at 8:30am is simply not feasible when you are required at work much earlier. Here are some of the options to fill in the before-school childcare gap. Read More 

Useful tips for your child’s first day at school

Starting school for the first time is a big step for both the child and the parent if it is their eldest child. It can be an unknown experience for both parties, which will take a while to get adjusted to. They key goal as a parent is to make sure that your child feels as comfortable as possible with the experience and that they don't dread going to school. Read More