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Is BubDesk the way of the future?

Welcome to 2016, where we now have crèches in co-working spaces. This frontier has been crossed in Western Australia by BubDesk, which targets corporate employees with flexible working arrangements. The Northbridge-based facility caters for tots of all ages, from newborns ...

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New education weekly review podcast launches

APN Educational Media is today debuting its new, as yet untitled, weekly review podcast. The new show will look at the nurturing and education of people from preschool age (EarlyLearningReview.com.au), through primary and high school (EducationReview.com.au) and into tertiary education (CampusReview.com.au). The ...

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Blubbing good for bubs’ sleep: study

Having a literal ‘cry baby’ may be favourable when it comes to sleep, Flinders University research has found. The study, published in the American journal Pediatrics, showed that infants who wailed themselves to sleep generally slept better than those who ...

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Lessons from the best family day care centres

Being flexible is as good as gold in childcare. That’s the message from a recent report on Australian family day care centres. The UNSW Social Policy Research Centre report Perspectives on Quality in Australian Family Day Care involved interviews with 52 ...

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Educators flunk nutrition test

Did you know that red meat is one of the most iron-rich foods? Half of childcare workers in a recent Queensland University of Technology study didn’t. The 1748 participants scored poorly on knowledge of other nutritional guidelines, too; only 2 ...

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How to rein in little ones who wander

Are you responsible for toddlers on the autism spectrum who tend to go walkabout? Autism advocacy body Amaze has published a guide to dealing with ‘wanderers’. These comprise the vast proportion of kids with autism – who stray, or, as the ...

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