Enrol my Child at Rainbow Bridge Family Day Care

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Click here to ENROL my child at Rainbow Bridge Family Day Care. (You will be redirected to our Hubworks page.)   Call Victoria on 0488369139 to discuss current vacancies and availability in your area. Go to our online enrolment page and complete this in full. (Please ensure you fill out all categories, and be sure to nominate to pay by “direct debit” through…

Gold Coast Family Day Care – Meraki with Victoria Edmond

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 ”Meraki” – Gold Coast Family Day Care   Educator Victoria Edmond operates ‘Meraki Family Day Care’ from her home in Lower Beechmont. (8 minutes drive from Nerang)  It’s a nature-based program for children 0 – 5 years old.   About Victoria   Victoria is a gregarious woman, with a huge love of children, gardening, cooking and community.  She is a…

Steiner Family Day Care Brisbane with Monique!

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Steiner Family Day Care Brisbane. Steiner-inspired rhythms support the children to move gently and harmoniously through their day.     Our educator Monique (Moni) operates her Family Day Care in Sandgate. Monique is a mother of two children and currently operates 3  days a week as “Garten For Kinder Sandgate”.  Monique is a kind and loving person, with a huge…

Rainbow Bridge Family Day Care Scheme Gold Coast – New Steiner-inspired Educator in Nerang!

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  Crafty Mushrooms with Marta Koncz with Rainbow Bridge Family Day Care Scheme Gold Coast   Rainbow Bridge’s newest educator with our Family Day Care Scheme Gold Coast is Marta Koncz. Marta is a gorgeous woman, with a smile for everyone and much loved by all.  She is a talented artist, with a particular love of fibre arts including felting….

Shibori Dyeing with Children

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 Shibori Dyeing with Sun Dyes   Traditionally, Shibori Dyeing utilises a indigo dye vat or pot once the tie-dye patterns have been prepared.  But shibori dyeing with children can be a whole lot simpler than that.     Shibori dyeing using paint pots When working with children, we need to be organised as their attention spans will only last so…

Steiner Family Day Care Gold Coast – Dragonfly Days

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Steiner Family Day Care Gold Coast – Dragonfly Days   Rachel Chee – Mt Nathan Rachel is a familiar face to many people, having been a founding parent at Silkwood (Steiner) School with her own children Shayler and Sam (now grown up!).   10 years experience In fact, Rachel worked alongside Amber back in the early days as a teaching…

Family Day Care or Long Day Care? How do I choose?

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Family Day Care and Long Day Care are different! One of the hardest things to do when you have young children is DECIDE what kind of childcare you want for them, and then go out in the world to find somewhere that matches your personal goals, vision and desire for what that childcare might look like. There’s no right or…

Work from home! Become a Family Day Carer-Educator

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  Want the Best Job in the World?   Become a Family Day Carer / Educator. Here’s 15 reasons why we think it is so! 1. You are your own boss. 2. You are allowed to set your hourly rate based upon what you think your skills, abilities, qualifications, the program/curriculum you provide, and your environment are worth. You no…

The Pedagogical Principle of Imitation

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The Principle of Imitation is everything   If there is one thing I am grateful for, it is the knowledge that imitation is everything when it comes to raising and teaching little children.     Every single day, I can see this principle in action.     When we are aware of this fact, then the role of educating a…

Epson Ecotank Printer – Saving the environment one ink cartridge at a time!

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  Epson EcoTank Printer The Sustainable Choice for Educators! (Brought to you by Nuffnang and Epson)   There’s one thing I know for sure. Most early childhood educators have to print a lot of paper – photos for their learning stories, observation templates, policy documents, procedures, excursion permission forms (in fact, all kinds of permission forms), notices, invitations… oh my….

Magical Baby Meal Times with Heinz Baby Basics

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    Magical Baby Meal Times with Heinz Baby Basics (Brought to you by Nuffnang and Heinz Baby Basics)   Not so long ago, I was smack bang in that baby-feeding stage. Having first completed this rite of passage 20 years ago, it was VERY strange to be back there again. But if I thought that was strange, then this…

The Flower in my Garden Story by Wilma Ellersiek

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  Who is Wilma Ellersiek?   Years ago, I was introduced to some lovely hand gesture games by a lady called Wilma Ellersiek through a workshop I did with Heather Van Zyl.  From that moment on, I have used many of these games and rhymes with the young children I have taught for one reason.  The children LOVE them!   I…

The Movable Classroom Concept: Learning through movement for positive discipline and self-regulation development in young children

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  The Movable Classroom- what is it and how does it work?   Shining Rivers Waldorf School in Webster Groves introduces innovative Movable Classroom concept to Grades 1 and 2, balancing children’s need for movement with their desire to learn creatively. At Shining Rivers Waldorf School, the most recent innovation in the classroom is decidedly old-school. It doesn’t have any…

Little Beetle’s Birthday, a Birthday Story for Kindergarten, Family Day Care or Playgroup by Jen McCormack

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A Birthday Story for Kindergarten or Playgroup   When my biggest boy Ned was one, he and I used to make a weekly visit to my friend Jen’s place for playgroup.  One of the special events at playgroup was to celebrate a child’s birthday.  Jen created this delightful birthday story for the celebration, perfect for the young child under four…