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Play-therapy course available in 2016

A new play-therapy course will be available for budding early childhood educators at Charles Darwin University in 2016. “Play therapy is a less-intrusive form of counselling for children,” associate lecturer Josephine Downs said. “Culturally and developmentally, play therapy is the ...

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Thomas the humanoid helps teach coding

Thomas the humanoid robot has taken St Peter’s Girls School’s Early Learners’ Centre in South Australia by storm, teaching children as young as 4 basic computer programming and coding literacy. In the program, students are taught how to decipher the robot’s emotions ...

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Shonky with the offspring

A report from the regulator shows the training of childcare workers isn’t the only thing that’s inadequate. A controversial new report has exposed the poor level of training of childcare workers around Australia, a finding that will cause deep consternation ...

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Nanny Pilot Programme applications now available

Applications are now open for providers interested in delivering services in the Nanny Pilot Programme, the Australian Department of Social Services announced this week. The Australian Government is funding up to $246 million over two years for the pilot program, providing ...

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Qld: hold children’s hands crossing street

Parents and kids are encouraged to walk hand in hand as part of a new child pedestrian safety campaign. Queensland University of Technology’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland (CARRS-Q), launched the campaign after conducting statewide research on ...

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