Tag Archives: Early childhood services

Children’s agency, images and consent

We consent to and ask permission about many things every day, writes DEANNE CARSON, yet consent remains controversial. In this blog Carson explores what an understanding of each other’s rights, and of consent, can bring to daily interactions with young children. Carson attracted worldwide attention earlier this year when interviewed about young children’s capacity to […]

Five Be You domains keep mental health in focus

This blog was originally posted in 2015 and updated in August 2020. Everything you do with Be You influences children’s mental health and wellbeing: each domain helps you focus on a different part of the picture. Initially it can be hard to put all the bits of the Be You Professional Learning together. As you work through […]

Everyone can benefit from Paid Parental Leave changes

The opposition to the Paid Parental Leave scheme has been unhelpfully vitriolic at times but the Government’s decision to redirect funds from Paid Parental Leave (PPL) into early childhood education and care is the right one. As an advocate for children, I support full wage replacement Paid Parental Leave –it would make it much easier […]

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