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  • Basic Rights of Early Childhood Educators under Fair Work: A Comprehensive Guide

    Basic Rights of Early Childhood Educators under Fair Work: A Comprehensive Guide

    As an Early Childhood Educator (ECE), ensuring you are well-versed in your rights under Fair Work legislation is essential for maintaining a fair and respectful workplace environment. Here's a comprehensive guide to the basic rights of Early Childhood Educators under Fair Work.
  • FAQs on the OSHC Diary

    FAQs on the OSHC Diary

    The OSHC Diary is a compliance tool for those working in Outside School Hours Care. It captures medical notifications, birthdays and celebrations, children leaving for activities, casual bookings and cancellations, family communication and visitor sign-ins. This means much of your compliance requirements are recorded in the one place and OSHC Educators and Leaders have a daily glance of what's happening inside the service to support supervision, children's inclusion and legal requirements.
  • Mastering the Role of Director in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC): Tips for Success

    Mastering the Role of Director in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC): Tips for Success

    As a director in ECEC, your responsibilities extend beyond mere oversight; you are the orchestrator of a nurturing environment where children thrive and develop essential skills. Excelling in this role requires a blend of leadership, passion, and adherence to quality standards, here are some tips...
  • Free EYLF Download: Embedding V2 Educator Summary Poster

    Free EYLF Download: Embedding V2 Educator Summary Poster

    With the release of the Early Years Learning Framework Version 2 (EYLF V2) and My Time Our Place Framework Version 2 (MTOP V2), educators have a powerful tool at their disposal to enhance the learning experiences of young children. In this guide, we delve into the significance of V2 and offer insights into effectively embedding it into practice. We've also included a free download, "Embedding V2 Educator Summary" to support you in your programming, reflections and practice.
  • A Quick Guide to the Educational Leader Diary

    A Quick Guide to the Educational Leader Diary

    The Educational Leader Diary when used correctly acts as a Reflection Tool and shows how critical reflection is being used within the team to improve outcomes for children. It demonstrates and captures evidence of the role of the Educational Leader and the work they are doing to support Educators. Here's a quick guide to the Educational Leader Diary to maximise the way it's being used in your service.
  • 20 Engaging Group Time Experience Ideas for ECEC

    20 Engaging Group Time Experience Ideas for ECEC

    Group times are a cornerstone of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). They offer opportunities for children to learn, engage, and connect with their peers and educators. To make group times truly enriching and captivating, it's important to have a variety of activities at your fingertips. Here are 20 engaging group time experience ideas that align with EYLF, ensuring a holistic and stimulating learning environment.
  • Tips for Involving the Community and Building Connections in your ECEC

    Tips for Involving the Community and Building Connections in your ECEC

    Fostering strong connections with the community has become increasingly vital. Not only does this collaboration enhance the overall experience for children, families, and educators, but it also aligns seamlessly with the principles of the EYLF. Here's some tips and strategies for including the community in your ECEC service with links to EYLF.
  • Providing EYLF Information for Families: Free EYLF Portfolio Information for Families

    Providing EYLF Information for Families: Free EYLF Portfolio Information for Families

    At Butler Diaries, we understand the importance of making complex topics accessible, so we've created an EYLF Portfolio Information Pack for Families that you can include in the front pages of children's Portfolios. The Pack includes the purpose of a child's portfolio and explanations of linking to EYLF, how it works, the importance of play, children's progress, and working together. We've also included a bonus Elements of the Early Years Learning Framework Summary Page to help make it clear.
  • Where to find Program inspiration?

    Where to find Program inspiration?

    Are you stuck? Feel like you've fallen into the cycle of the same thing over and over and want to start the year off fresh? Maybe still stuck in Christmas mode? Here are all the places you can find program inspiration this year!
  • Earn Money with Butler Diaries

    Earn Money with Butler Diaries

    We wanted to continue to give back to the wonderful community we have so we have created a range of ways you can save AND earn with Butler Diaries.
  • FAQs on the Weekly Programming and Reflection Child Educator Diary

    FAQs on the Weekly Programming and Reflection Child Educator Diary

    Have some questions on how the Weekly Programming and Reflection Diary can best be used to show the cycle of planning and children's goals? Wondering how to use it and show evidence for Assessment and Rating... all your information is here.
  • Updated Food Standard Code and Expectations for ECEC

    Updated Food Standard Code and Expectations for ECEC

    You are most likely aware of the updated Food Standard Code 3.2.2A that came into effect on the 8th of December. Since its almost been a month and you may have been busy in the lead up to Christmas, here is a summary to make sure you're on track and ready for 2024.
  • Bookkeeping Tips for Tradie Businesses in Australia

    Bookkeeping Tips for Tradie Businesses in Australia

    Accurate bookkeeping is the compass that guides your business toward financial success. Whether you're a plumber, electrician, carpenter, or any other tradesperson, managing your finances effectively is crucial for sustainable growth. In this article, we will explore some essential bookkeeping tips tailored to the unique needs of tradie businesses in Australia.
  • $1 from Every Diary to go to Barnardos Australia: Sharing the Christmas Spirit

    $1 from Every Diary to go to Barnardos Australia: Sharing the Christmas Spirit

    For our special this December, we have decided to wrap a child in care this Christmas. $1 of every purchase will be donated to Barnardos Children's Charity.
  • Essential Tips for Wrapping up the Year and Preparing for Next in ECEC

    Essential Tips for Wrapping up the Year and Preparing for Next in ECEC

    Let's dive straight into the essential tips for wrapping up the year and preparing for the next in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC).
  • What's the role of Jottings in ECEC?

    What's the role of Jottings in ECEC?

    In Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), jottings play a crucial role as a form of observation and documentation. Jottings are concise, brief notes or records made by educators to capture significant moments, behaviours, or interactions of children in their care. These observations are integral to the EYLF, as they support the principles and practices of the framework, emphasising the importance of understanding and responding to children's interests, strengths, and learning styles.
  • Diving into the Role of an Early Childhood Educator

    Diving into the Role of an Early Childhood Educator

    In the world of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), the role of an Early Childhood Educator is pivotal. These professionals play a crucial part in laying the foundation for a child's lifelong learning journey. With meticulousness and dedication, they create a nurturing environment where children can grow, learn, and develop to their fullest potential.
  • Free Early Childhood Christmas Program with Links to EYLF

    Free Early Childhood Christmas Program with Links to EYLF

    Download your free EYLF Early Childhood Christmas Program. Incorporating these Christmas activities into your ECEC program not only brings holiday cheer but also aligns with the principles of EYLF. It's a testament to the rich learning opportunities that can be found in every festive season. Remember to document these activities in your Weekly Programming and Reflection Child Educator Diary.
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    What Children Can Learn From Chickens In Early Childhood and How to Include Them in Your Centre

    The thought of keeping chickens in your childcare centre or kindergarten might seem like a crazy idea. After all, chickens are big and noisy, right? Wrong! Chickens are actually fantastic educational pets that can be trained to behave in certain ways at the sound of your voice. They can even be litter trained! Here’s how chickens in early childhood can teach children important lessons about responsibility, nutrition, and empathy.
  • 5 Spooky Experiences for your Early Childhood Service with Links to EYLF

    5 Spooky Experiences for your Early Childhood Service with Links to EYLF

    Halloween offers an excellent opportunity to engage children in Early Childhood Education and Care settings with activities that are both educational and enjoyable. Here are five Halloween experiences designed to stimulate creativity, encourage collaboration, and promote cognitive development, all while being culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • EYLF Activities to Develop Gross Motor Skills 0-5 Years

    EYLF Activities to Develop Gross Motor Skills 0-5 Years

    In the first two years of life, children are rapidly developing their gross motor skills. Here are some activities tailored to 0-5 year olds that are linked to the Early Years Learning Framework.
  • Nurturing Young Minds: Challenges of Teaching Sustainability in ECEC Programs

    Nurturing Young Minds: Challenges of Teaching Sustainability in ECEC Programs

    Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) plays a pivotal role in shaping young minds and fostering lifelong learning. One of the critical lessons we aim to instill in our young learners today is the importance of sustainable practices. However, integrating sustainability into ECEC programs comes with its own set of unique challenges.
  • The Crucial Roles of Directors and Nominated Supervisors in Early Childhood Education and Care

    The Crucial Roles of Directors and Nominated Supervisors in Early Childhood Education and Care

    In the intricate landscape of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), the roles of Directors and Nominated Supervisors are of paramount importance. These professionals serve as the linchpin of quality, compliance, and excellence in a field that revolves around nurturing young minds. In this article, we will delve into the responsibilities and significance of Directors and Nominated Supervisors.
  • Linking EYLF and MTOP Practices to Theorists

    Linking EYLF and MTOP Practices to Theorists

    Here's another quick reference guide. This time to help you link the EYLF and MTOP practices with Theorists in Early Childhood Development. Perfect for your programming, reflections, and learning stories!

  • Linking EYLF and MTOP Principles to Theorists

    Linking EYLF and MTOP Principles to Theorists

    Here is a quick reference guide to help you link the EYLF and MTOP principles with Theorists in Early Childhood Development. Perfect for your programming, reflections, and learning stories!

  • A Guide to Writing Observations in Early Childhood Education

    A Guide to Writing Observations in Early Childhood Education

    The practice of documenting observations is a cornerstone in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). These observations serve multiple purposes, from mapping a child's developmental milestones to identifying their interests and skills. Moreover, observations lay the groundwork for effective programming and are instrumental in maintaining quality as delineated by frameworks like the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS).
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