Childcare News

The latest childcare news, stories and developments.

Books on raising toddlers

Being a parent to a toddler is an emotional roller coaster. One moment, they are loving, cuddly and happy to play. The next, they are crying over the wrong coloured juice cup or because they can’t get their own way. Despite their age, toddlers are complex little...

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Hand washing facts

Even the cleanest looking hands can harbour nasty bacteria and germs. They are not always indicative of good hygiene. A whopping 80% of infectious diseases are transferred by touch. Harmful germs such as bacteria and viruses that cause illness and infection are...

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Cyber Bullying Awareness

The internet has transformed modern life in so many positive ways. With the good, however, comes a dark side that is impacting young lives like never before. The rise of the internet has brought the emergence of cyberbullying. This form of bullying occurs not face to...

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How to prepare your baby for daycare

With over half of all Australian mothers active in the workforce, childcare providers have never been more popular. Returning to work is just one of the many reasons to enrol a baby or child into a childcare service. Whatever your reason, most parents will agree those...

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What is a Superbug

A superbug is the stuff of nightmares. Caused by harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi, a superbug is ‘a bug’ that is resistant to common antibiotics, spreads easily and causes catastrophic damage to the body. Superbugs are responsible for 700,00 deaths worldwide...

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Toddlers biting at daycare

No parent wants to hear their child has been bitten by one of their peers, or worse, has bitten another child. Biting is a common issue among children aged 1-3 years. It can manifest at home or at childcare. It is important for parents to understand that biting isn’t...

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Quality child care in Australia

Brand new doesn’t always mean the best.It may be tempting for parents to send their child to the shiny,new child care centre close to home, but how do you know if it is good quality?

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Best Age To Start Daycare/Preschool

At Vacancy.Care we understand that deciding what age your children should begin attending a child care service is an important decision that requires you to consider a multitude of factors

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Face-painting Fun

Kids just love to have their faces painted. It always seems like something which only happens at fetes, fairs and birthday parties.
Why not have some face painting fun at home.

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What is long day care?

Often called a childcare centre or simply day-care, long day care is centre-based childcare provided by professional staff where babies and children up to school-age can be cared for while their parents work, study or have time for their other commitments.

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What is family day care?

Family day care is childcare provided by individuals in their homes. Family day care is organised into local schemes that have a coordination unit to support a group of family day carers. Carers are recruited, trained and resourced by the coordination unit.

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Thinking of starting childcare? Here’s what you should know

Everything you need to know about starting day care.If you’re planning on placing your child into an early childhood education and care service, it’s a good idea to start thinking about what type and where would suit you best. Plan early as places are often limited.

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Illness at childcare

Children come in contact with lots of other children and people during care and it can result in them catching illnesses. They can range from the common cold to more serious communicable diseases.

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Overcoming first day nerves

Starting early childhood education and care can be an emotional experience for both you and your child. Children can often experience some difficulty settling into a new environment.

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Demand for childcare vacancies at an all-time high

Australians families are struggling to find adequate and flexible childcare as waiting lists become longer and permanent places more difficult to find. Vacancy.care is here to help you find the perfect child care solution for your needs.

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