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Hi I'm Bec and this is my my blog Daycare Decisions. I am a mum of 2, passionate about early education, nature play and a parents' transition back to the workforce after having a baby.

What’s The Story Montessori?


Have you notice how trendy Montessori is? I think it’s interesting a schooling system developed in the early 1900’s to promote discovery in learning is so popular amongst parents, when there is a whole range of childcare philosophies out there. Some might liken it to an increase in popularity in Paleo diets or ...

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10 Australia Day Craft for Kids


Whether you are Aussie sweating it out at a BBQ, with the zinc slapped on heading for a game of backyard cricket, or you maybe across the ditch in the UK or USA and your kids or the kids you teach have a fascination with all things down under. Be ...

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Sleep Routines in Childcare need a Rethink

Sleep and Childcare

Has your toddler ever been unable to go to sleep at night because they had a huge daytime sleep at childcare? As an educator have you wanted more guidance on sleep practices to support your practice? Recently we caught up with Dr Sally Staton, Lead Researcher on Mandatory Nap times in ...

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I discipline other people’s kids

Mum that disciplines othr peoples kids

Meet Helen. Helen has 4 children, 3 boys and a girl aged between 3 and 8 years of age. She is not here looking for positive affirmation of her actions she is here to vent. She is that mum who will discipline someone else’s kids. It all started when I ...

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Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Happiness in 2016


  Everyone is setting goals for 2016. Everything from securing that promotion, shedding the kgs and taking up a hobby. But will it make you happy? Maybe? Will you be upset if you don’t meet your goals? Probably. But what if it’s not about striving, stretching and growing for this ...

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Super Easy Kids Mango Ice Cream

Kids Eating Mangos

The smell of Mangos means Christmas in our house. It’s hot here in the tropics and stone fruit is available in abundance. I took the plunge in the week and got a tray of sweet smelling mangos. The kids know there is only one thing to do with so many mangos……make ...

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Childcare to School: Our Top 5 Parental Shocks


Great Early Learning providers support a smooth transition from Childcare to School for children in childcare, but they don’t prepare the parents! The shock of 12 weeks of school holidays combined with the less information from the teachers and changes to routine combined with the realisation your child in growing up comes as ...

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Easy Christmas Craft for Busy Mums and Kids

Kindy Christmas Gift Bauble

I think everyone agrees whatever Christmas means to you, it has a special theme of giving. It is a great opportunity for kids to feel good by giving and not expecting things in return. As a parent it is tricky what to get for kindy friends and teachers and if you ...

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