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5 Important Benefits of Childcare & Early Learning

5 Important Benefits of Childcare & Early Learning

As a parent, you want to do everything that you can to give your child the best possible start in life. From the food that they eat, to the love that they receive, and the environment that surrounds them, those first few years play a formative role in how your child learns, grows, and views…
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Preschool vs Kindergarten vs Daycare What’s the Difference

Preschool vs Kindergarten vs Daycare: What’s the Difference?

The terms Preschool, Kindergarten, and Daycare often overlap and are used interchangeably – however, they can mean very different things.  Early childhood care in Australia is a big issue for many households — over 48% of children 5 years old and under, and 33% of children 12 years old and under attend child care in…
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What’s the best age to start daycare in Australia

What’s the Best Age to Start Daycare in Australia?

As a parent, choosing when to enrol your child into daycare can be a challenging and complex decision — finding the best age to start daycare in Australia can be influenced by a mix of many factors, from the readiness of your child to your responsibilities at work and at home.  With over 1.3 million…
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Do You Pay for Absent Days at Daycare

Do You Pay for Absent Days at Daycare?

When your child falls ill and can’t attend daycare, do you still need to pay for the days they aren’t at the childcare centre? Most Australian parents assume that absent days are automatically covered by the child care subsidy; however, this is only half true. The reality is that there is a limit on the…
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What is Reflective Practice in Childcare - Feature Image

What is Reflective Practice in Childcare?

As an early childcare provider, staff at Eikoh encounter various weird and wonderful situations throughout the day, as we offer children the opportunity to learn, play and grown under our care and attention.   So what is reflective practice in childcare, and how do we implement this within our Seminar centres? This article will delve into…
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How to Claim the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) in Australia – A Simple Guide (Feature Image)

How to Claim the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) in Australia

Australia’s Child Care Subsidy (CCS) provides vital financial assistance to families, easing the financial burden of Child Care and ensuring that parents have a pathway back to work while fostering early learning and development opportunities for children. Understanding the intricacies of the CCS, including your eligibility, the application process, and important updates to the Child…
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