Education/ Preschool

Best Book Week Costumes

Best Book Week Costumes of the Internet

  Love it or loathe it Book Week is almost here again! But coming up with the best Book Week costume need not be a challenge. Research and planning is …

Preparing your child for preschool

Preparing your Child for Preschool or Kindergarten

There are a number of skills that you child needs to have developed before they start school, and they might not be the ones you think! Our early childhood expert, Jan Jones, discusses which skills you really should be working on (and worrying about).

choosing childcare

Early Childhood Expert Tips: Choosing Childcare for your Child

Choosing a child care option for your child can be both daunting and overwhelming. How do you know what the best option is for your family, and will you instantly know if the centre is up to scratch? Our early childhood expert, Jan Jones, provides some suggestions for things to look our for and what each type of care has to offer.

Choosing a Nanny

Choosing a Nanny: How to Choose the Right Person for your Family

What to look for in a nanny – tips for finding the best nanny to look after your kids

parent teacher interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews: Questions to Ask

Are you wondering what’s the best questions to ask at parent teacher interviews? Us too!  We’ve asked a teacher (and mum to three) with over 15 years experience her advice …


How to Choose the Best Childcare Centre for Your Family

Childcare – it’s a big decision! Depending on your individual family circumstance, when you return to work after maternity leave, you may be looking at enrolling your child into a …

choosing childcare

Childcare Options: What is Best for Your Child?

There’s so many childcare options in Australia. Picking the perfect childcare option for your little one is like finding a needle in a brightly coloured, sensory overloaded haystack. Childcare options …

Best Christmas Presents for Teachers

Best Christmas Presents for Teachers

Whether they’re daycare teachers, primary, high school or even swim school teachers, it’s always nice to show them some love and appreciation for putting up with our kids the whole …

Starting school checklist

Back to School Checklist

There are a number of things that can make the new school year begin smoothly. Here are some hints and tips to help you get organised and keep the stress to a minimum.

Medicalert ID

MedicAlert ID: Choosing the Right ID for your Child

If your child has allergies, intolerances or a medical condition then this bracelet is a must purchase item.

Bright Star Kids labels for School

Bright Star Kids labels make going back to school a breeze. Never lose a school item again with the easy to use and gorgeously designed labels.

Starting school

Should I send my child to school or hold them back?

If you have a child whose birthday falls anywhere from January – July, then you are sure to be wondering when the best time to send them to school is. …

Expand your toddler's vocabulary

Why you should expand your toddler’s vocabulary

Has your toddler started to string words together to make cute little sentences? Here’s why now is the perfect time to expand your toddler’s vocabulary. Any parent of a child …

Educational resources for kids

Educational resources to try at home

The school year has well and truly started and homework is back on the menu. We thought we would share some of the fabulous educational resources we have discovered that …

Day care returning to work

How to prepare for day care when you are returning to work

Your maternity leave has ticked by and it’s almost time for you to head back to work and for baby to start day care. A new stage of life for …

First day of kind ideas

8 adorable first and last day of kindy ideas

School is back and we have all the inspiration you need for recording those school milestones from the first day of kindy to the last day of year 12.

Victorian Anti-Vaxxers to be forced out of childcare centres

Victorian Anti-Vaxxers are kicked to the curb as the Victorian government tightens childcare enrolments. Will this impact you?

Childcare calamity

Childcare calamity

Ever had a childcare calamity? Lou makes a desperate plea to save her from being ‘that mother’ at childcare.

school supplies

Saving on School Supplies

Saving on school supplies. Get organised for back to school with some tips to save with school supply purchases

Back To School? Tips to get organised for kindy

Back To School? Tips to get organised for kindy

Handy tips to get organised for kindy.

Settling into daycare

Settling into daycare smoothly: 5 Helpful Tips

Settling Into Daycare – How to encourage a smooth daycare transition for your child?

7 Ways to a Stress Free School Term

Stress Free School Term – 7 tips to minimise your stress and get organised this school year.

anxiety starting school

Dealing With Anxiety Starting School

Tips for managing anxiety starting school. Tips to manage anxiety, who to talk to and useful resources to help transition your child smoothly into school life

Five HOT Teacher Gift Ideas from $5 to $50

5 Teacher Gift Ideas from $5 to $50 that teachers actually want. We went to the teachers themselves and we have what they want and don’t want in a range of budgets

Eenie Meenie Childcare

How do I select the right childcare for my child?

Selecting the right childcare for your child can be very difficult. In Australia a service is available that helps find available centres and shares parent’s ratings.

The Nanny Pilot Program Draft Guidelines Explained

Nanny Pilot Program Draft Guidelines explained. Will this apply to you and will you be eligible for a rebate

How To Prepare For School

How To Prepare For School – Getting your kids ready for starting school can be a major challenge. So here are 5 tips to help your children ready to start school.

preparing for big school

4 Top Tips for Preparing for Big School – Start Now!

4 Tips for preparing for big school. It is time to start now to get your kids ready to start big school now. Here are some tips to make starting school a more enjoyable experience

Top Tips to choose ‘Quality’ Childcare – it’s like Chocolate!

Expert Advice – 5 Tips for choosing a daycare for your child to help make sure it is the best decision for their happiness and well being.

How to Choose a School

Teacher Tips: How to choose a school for your kids. Questions to ask, what to think about to make the best choice for your child and your family