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Open Day 2014

Save the Date.  Sunday 9th November is set to be a ripper open day.  Colloborating with the Bendigo Bank we hope to bring heaps of exciting activities for adults and children.  Fingers crossed for fantastic weather!

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Profile: Sue Micklewright

Sue is Coordinator for Ignite Minds which trades as a Family Day Care and

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What is Family Day Care?

There are so may opportunities to work in Family Day Care that we cannot train enough Early childhood Educators to meet current demand.  So many people ask 'What is Family Day Care' but very few understand what are their rights and responsibilities when working under a Family Day Care Scheme.

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Diploma Children's Services has been a huge success in Shepparton

Hats off to Julie Ruddle in Shepparton!!  Our Diploma of Children's Services course has taken off increasing from 9 to 25 enrolments over 2 classess in 6 weeks!  Unfortunately we are fully booked.  If you missed out, we are taking expressions of interest for classes in either Diploma of Children's Services or Cert III Children's Services to commence in April 2014.  

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Certificate III Children's Services in Bendigo

Our Certificate III Children's services course in Bendigo has become a great success.  This succcess can be attributed to the relationships Lisa Staley, Mark Castle and students have created with the local Bendigo community.   

The course has been designed to meet the needs of jobseekers and people with little or no exposure to the Children's Services industry.  

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Changing Education Paradigms

Food for thought, Ken Robinson provides an alternative narative for how fun and creativity are 'educated out' of our children.  OLA provides education to Australia's Early Childhood Education and Care professionals.  We have seen the benefits of early education - not academic and structured learning but the systematic nurturing of creativity and convergent thinking.   Check our RSA Animate and let us know your thoughts.