Mirrors for Babies

Mirrors for Babies

Mirrors are a great way to help babies explore. They may even reach out to touch the “baby” in the mirror. Eventually, they will learn they are seeing their own face and start to recognize their reflection. While looking in the mirror with your baby, you can use this chance to help develop their vocabulary!
Kelly Huntley - Nov 11, 2019
Recycling Stations PDF Education Supplies

Recycling Stations PDF Education Supplies

Caring for the environment is an important aspect of everyday life. Everyone has to do their part to try to make this world a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable place. Recycling is an important aspect to achieve this. The younger the students are when they are introduced to the concept of recycling, the more likely it is that they will continue to do so when they grow up. By introducing recycling bins to your childcare /school environment, students will have to think about their waste management multiple times a day. It will make them realise that they can make good and bad environmental choices and decisions. Students identify items to recycle and which ones they can not be recycle.   Recycling bins can be part of a lesson plan by letting the students put their waste in the correct bin. Use the compost created by the students to help the...
Kelly Huntley - Aug 21, 2017
Team Work Poster

Team Work Poster

Great laminated poster to display in the staff room Element 4 Educators, co-ordinators and staff members work collaboratively and affirm, challenge, support and learn from each other to further develop their skills and to improve practice and relationships. Resource from www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au
Kelly Huntley - Oct 19, 2016
Bonds between educator's and children

Bonds between educator's and children

Home is definitely the first school for children and without doubt the most important it is very closely followed by the bond and trust that children build with their educators a child’s “secondary attachment figure” It is important that parents and educators work together for the best outcome for a child. PDF Education Supplies have made this laminated poster to display to let parents who make not think it is not appropriate for them to “tread on educators toes” know that you really do want them to be involved Laminated poster from www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au #bonds #childcare 
Kelly Huntley - Oct 07, 2016
SENSORY GARDEN

SENSORY GARDEN

A sensory garden stimulating the senses. This stimulation occurs courtesy of plants and the use of materials that engage one’s senses of sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound. These types of gardens are popular with and beneficial to both children and adults, especially those who have sensory processing issues, including autism and other disabilities. When planning a sensory garden, it is important to feature elements that appeal to all five senses. For visual stimulation, or sight, colour is an important consideration.  Touch Chose plants that are durable enough to withstand frequent brushing or handling. Look for textures in soft flowers, fuzzy leaves, springy moss, rough bark, succulent leaves, prickly seed pods. Enjoy the textures of sage, rosemary, thyme, tarragon, both types of parsley, mint. Accessories can include rocks and sculptures in a variety of shapes, sizes and textures. Use sculpted handrails for safety and added textures. Smell Rosemary, sage, tarragon,...
Kelly Huntley - Oct 05, 2016
Emergency Assembly Areas

Emergency Assembly Areas

Evacuation may be required in the event of a fire, chemical spill, bomb scare, earthquake, gas leak, flood, bush fire. Planning for and responding effectively to fire and emergency evacuations is important to ensure safety in children’s centres. Weather proof sign to show where your emergency assembly point/gate is www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au
Kelly Huntley - Sep 07, 2016
Fire Hose Location

Fire Hose Location

Have a fire extinguisher and fire blanket readily accessible near areas where fires are likely to start, such as the kitchen. Ensure extinguisher is tested annually and is in good working order, clear fire exits, (all doors in centre should be easily opened in an emergency), install smoke detectors, test regularly, replace batteries when required. Develop, keep up to date, prominently display (in each playroom and at each main exit of the centre), fire and emergency evacuation plan which includes: - emergency warning alert regularly practiced and with which all centre staff are familiar - pre-planned evacuation procedure with which all centre staff are familiar - pre-planned designated meeting area which is accessible at all times - safe, quick, and calm evacuation of all children and staff - account for all centre children and staff - comfort any children in distress and treat any injuries - dial 000 for the...
Kelly Huntley - Aug 30, 2016
Sustainability Practices

Sustainability Practices

Schools can move towards becoming sustainable organisations by committing to identifying, conserving and improving the environmental and heritage values of their school site, and by reducing their ecological footprint. As a starting point they can reduce waste, minimise energy, transport and water usage, increase recycling, encourage biodiversity in the school grounds, conserve the heritage value of the site, use sound purchasing practices and ensure canteen products are environmentally appropriate. Moving towards sustainability needs to become an important feature of how the school organises its daily operations. The savings made can be used for other sustainability initiatives.  (Outdoor weatherproof sign www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au
Kelly Huntley - Aug 16, 2016
Bush Tucker Garden

Bush Tucker Garden

Planting a Bush Tucker garden is a great way to educate children more about Aboriginal Traditions.  PDF Education Supplies have made this weatherproof sign to display in your Bush Tucker garden www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au Benefits of Bush Tucker Tea According to legend, tea originated over 5000 years ago when a couple of tree leaves fell into a cup of boiling water. Today, tea is one of the most consumed drinks in the world, second only to water. "Indigenous Australians have been harvesting, collecting and making excellent use of the land's natural resources for thousands of years," says native bush food expert and author of The Outback Chef, Jude Mayall. "The unique flavours of Australian spices, fruits and herbs make spectacular teas that have endless health benefits." What can Australian bush tea do for your health and wellbeing? • Strawberry Gum, Rose & Blackberry – Relaxes your body and soul • Roasted Wattleseed &...
Kelly Huntley - Aug 15, 2016
Encourage good hygiene practices

Encourage good hygiene practices

Encouraging families to support good hygiene practicesWhen a family practices good hygiene, it greatly assists the child care centre as it will minimise the chance of carrying and transferring infectious diseases. Once again, one of the best ways for families to support the good hygiene practices of a child care centre is by washing and drying hands regularly. More so, if families get in the habit of washing their hands upon arrival and departure of the clinic, they will greatly help to minimise the transferal of infections. Resource from www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au
Kelly Huntley - Aug 04, 2016
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