Education / Day Care / Preschool

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.

How to have a successful parent teacher interview


Many parents feel nervous and apprehensive when it comes to attending Parent-Teacher interviews. They wonder what they should ask, what the teacher will think of them and how to make …

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Saving on School Supplies


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

What to look for in a nanny


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

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 childcare smoothly: 5 Helpful Tips


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

Back To School: 7 Ways to Be Stress Free This Term!


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

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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

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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.

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

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When to keep a sick child at home?


Expert tips: GP, Melissa, shares a guide for when a child is too sick for day care or school. And tips on when you should take your child to a doctor.

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Ending Crying At School Morning Drop Off


Expert tips: Tears at school drop off? Lynn, a teacher, shares some tips to help with ending crying at school drop off

School Lunch Ideas – Success in 5 Simple Tips!


School Lunch Ideas Did you know that in a primary school cycle you will make over 1500 school lunches? Heading back into the school routine after such a long break …

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Back To School: Printable Check List


Back to School Tips The school year is almost upon us once again as summer holidays draw to a close. Whether you’ll be sobbing at the gate with a tissue …

School Organisation – 5 Expert Tips


School Organisation I am so excited, my own eldest child starts big school in less than 2 weeks (I’m also getting a bit sad as I will miss my funny …

Transitioning your baby into childcare


Q&A: What is the best way to transition her into daycare?


How did you introduce your little one to Day Care?


Q&A: I was wondering when other mums put there babies into daycare to return to work, I would only be doing say 3 days a week to start with, did they hate it at first?

Purchasing School Supplies


Q&A: Where do you purchase all your kids school supplies each year? What seems to be the most cost effective option?

School Routine


Q&A: What is your routine for school and how do you stick to it?

Headlice Prevention


Headlice seem to go hand in hand with daycare or school. Prevention is always better than a cure, so unless you want to shave your child’s head, check out the tips here.

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Back to school tips: 10 ideas to create a smooth transition


Starting school is an exciting time for both parents and children, but also a chance for children to become more independent and learn how to do new things. Preparation in the school holidays can help the transition for school become smoother and will help children feel more confident about being away from home and willing to embrace school enthusiastically.

The first few weeks of school or kindergarten


Starting school or kindergarten is a massive change for children and parents alike.  Lots of us face a few bumps in those first few weeks, here are some tips to deal with those challenges.

Tips from a first time school mum


by Tanya
My eldest daughter Zoe started kindy in 2012, what a year!

Starting 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.