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This article provides an easy-to-read discussion about primary caregiving in early childhood centres. It covers some common questions and concerns relating to a primary caregiving system. The
Te Whāriki states that infants in particular should experience “unhurried and calm caregiving practices for feeding, sleeping and nappy changing.” So despite the barriers for some early childhood services such as large numbers of children and poor adult-child ratios, if […]
Giving Medicine to Children Who Attend ECE and Painkillers such as Paracetamol. Pressure from parents and confusion over administering painkillers such as Panadol, Pamol and Ibuprofen could be putting the health of children in early childhood education services at risk. […]
Children with Coughs and Colds. Health authorities warn against the use of cough and cold medicines for children under the age of 6 years- except for those containing only bromhexine or intra-nasal decongestants (such as oxymetazoline and xylometazoline) and these are approved only […]
Practical and best sun protection measures for babies, toddlers and young children in home-based and centres. Always use sun protection measures during peak UVR times between September and April, especially between 10am and 4pm (or Terms 1 & 4 in […]
Mums Expressing Breastmilk in ECE. By Dr Sarah Alexander. Early childhood services can be places that support breastfeeding, and the attitude of staff and teachers and what they do makes a big difference as to whether a mother continues with […]
Are one or more of the children a picky eater? Meal times have the potential to be very stressful occasions. Some children may display anxiety and unhealthy eating habits when they begin early childhood education, others may display behaviours […]
As professionals, teachers are often presented with situations that require them to consider what is important to the families of the children they are teaching, while ensuring that they are working in an environment where they are comfortable and where […]
When there is a major earthquake or a devastating natural disaster, the effects on children may continue into adolescence, adulthood and old age. Research on children experiencing natural disasters and parental separation provides helpful information and guidance on what might help to […]
Diseases and Conditions Requiring Exclusion of Children and Adults from Coming In Contact with Any Other Person at the ECE Service. Below is a list of the diseases and conditions likely to be passed on to children and to have […]
This article gives clarity to conflicting opinions on Controlled Crying, when and how the Controlled Crying / Controlled Comforting technique should be used, problems with it, and age appropriateness. We also discuss its use in childcare and early childhood services. Suggestions for […]