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Minimum Qualifications Introduced for Early Childhood Home-Based Educators

Tiny Nation welcomes Minister Hipkins’ announcement yesterday that the home-based early childhood education (ECE) and care sector will move to a fully qualified workforce by …

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The art of being mindful

As we try to manage these uncertain times and make sense of the changing world around us, practising mindfulness is an incredibly important part of …

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What comes next: returning to childcare following lockdown

As we move to return to some kind of ‘new normal’ in the coming weeks, sometimes it feels as though we have more questions than …

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A home away from home: why we chose home-based care

As a working mum, when I first considered by return to work and looked at early childhood care and education providers for my children, there …

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The ‘Good Enough’ Parent

Today marks a full two weeks of lockdown. Two weeks since we retreated into our family ‘bubbles’ to stay home and save lives. While the …

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Wellness tips: how to cope with lockdown

I’ve been wanting to write a blog on how we, as parents and colleagues and business owners, can cope through COVID-19 and the lockdown period. …

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Magic milestones: celebrating birthdays in lockdown

“Children see magic because they look for it.” – Christopher Moore Today my oldest son, Jack, the wee man who made me a mother, turned …

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Coming together by staying apart – day 1 of lockdown

I feel like there are no words that can really describe what is happening in our communities, our country and our world right now. As …

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Home-based early learning meets a need

On Monday 24 February, a list noting the names and locations of early childhood services that breached minimum standards in 2019 was published by the …

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Life after lockdown - Supporting TransitionsFree downloadable resource

Thanks for visiting us at Tiny Nation! We’ve been working on a resource to help support parents, educators and teachers with transitions for our tiny learners as they re-settle back into care arrangements or start care for the first time. It’s called ‘Life after lockdown – supporting transitions’ and we’ll share a copy with you if you sign up here to receive our early learning ideas, inspiration and news.

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