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  • An Example of the Sustainability Calendar: QIP in Action

    An Example of the Sustainability Calendar: QIP in Action

    We recently received an example of the Sustainability Calendar and how it is being used to show the Quality Improvement Plan in Action, check it out.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Paper-based documentation in ECEC

    Digital vs. Paper: What's Right for your Service?

    The question of sustainability in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) is more relevant now than ever. We were recently asked, "Wouldn’t it be more sustainable on digital media rather than all that paper?" It's an important question, and one that deserves a nuanced answer.

    It's no secret that digital platforms have made significant inroads in various sectors, including education. Many customers, recognising the environmental and efficiency gains, opt for digital documentation or even a blend of digital and paper-based methods. 

  • Sustainability Prompts for your ECEC

    Sustainability Prompts for your ECEC

    It is pretty common now that most people recognise and even celebrate sustainable practices. This is no different in Early Childhood Education and Care. The industry places a heavy priority on Sustainable Practices and recognises your important role of inspiring the new generation in our collective responsibility. Early Childhood Education and Care has the opportunity to pave the way for a sustainable future.

  • "Streamline practice and compliance": A Case Study

    "Streamline practice and compliance": A Case Study

    We asked our wonderful long term customers, Angel Tots Early Learning Centre, to share with us how Butler Diaries are used inside their service and they provided some amazing insights into compliance, streamlining practice, and creating tailored and individualised programs for the children in their care.
  • What's new: Diary and Resource Changes

    What's new: Diary and Resource Changes

    What a big start to 2023 with the introduction of the new Frameworks. We have redesigned our Diaries and introduced new resources to represent the new Early Years Learning Framework and My Time Our Place Framework. While redesigning, we also took a look at our current Diaries to simplify and make documentation clearer. Find out what's new at Butler Diaries!

  • Composting in Early Childhood

    A Guide to Setting Up Compost in your Early Learning Centre

    By participating in the composting process, children can develop a sense of responsibility and ownership over their environment, as well as a deeper appreciation for the natural world. Additionally, composting can be used as a way to teach children about the interconnectedness of living systems and the importance of conservation and stewardship of natural resources. 
  • Unpacking the New EYLF V 2.0 and MTOP V 2.0 Frameworks

    Unpacking the New EYLF V 2.0 and MTOP V 2.0 Frameworks

    Updates to the EYLF and MTOP have been released in 2023. The new Approved Learning Frameworks will be recognised alongside the 2012 Frameworks until early 2024 in which V2.0 will replace V1.0. Here we unpack the changes to support you in your planning, QIP and reflective discussions to get ready for the changes.
  • Rated Exceeding "The Department Love It": A Case Study

    Rated Exceeding "The Department Love It": A Case Study

    We were lucky enough to be invited into Brady Bunch at Hervey Bay. This is one of their three Queensland centres with another three down South. The absolutely wonderful team took us through their service and how they achieved an Exceeding Rating. Brady Bunch completely flipped their planning and programming method and introduced the Butler Method is 2021.
  • Sustainability in Practice for ECEC

    Sustainability in Practice for ECEC

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