How routines and structure help nurture young minds

Routines and structure in childcare promote order, security and stability helping children feel safe, reducing anxiety and fostering development.

The best books by New Zealand authors to read at your centre

Enjoy our list of children's books by New Zealand authors to share with children at your centre to promote Kiwi culture and values.

Childcare Checklist: How to Choose the Right Centre

Use our childcare checklist to help you choose the right centre by reviewing things like the environment and the experience of the teachers.

How positivity impacts children in early childhood education

Learn how incorporating and modelling positivity in your curriculum can help cultivate a positive learning environment for children.

Essential self-help skills for toddlers

Your centre plays a vital role in teaching children independence and developing essential self-help skills, which boosts their confidence.

The Value of Promoting Good Hygiene Practices in Childcare 

Learn good hygiene practices teachers need to encourage children to engage in while at care, including handwashing and sneezing etiquette.

Importance of Unstructured Play to Children’s Development

Allowing children to engage in unstructured play at your centre can be beneficial to their physical, social and cognitive development.

Playground: A lifesaver for teachers dealing with emergency situations

Playground helps you keep children safe when dealing with emergency situations with bulk emails, direct messages and updates to families.

The Benefits of Playdough in Early Learning and Childcare 

The benefits of playdough in early learning and childcare are almost unending, including developing skills such as numeracy, literacy and hand-eye coordination.

Steiner Education—Steiner’s theory and approach in childcare and early learning

Steiner education, or Waldorf education, is grounded in the principles of the holistic theory of development and seeks to inspire children.