All posts by Michelle Marais

Michelle Marais is the owner/director of On Call ECT who provide high-quality educational support to early childhood services across Australia. As an experienced Early Childhood Teacher, she is passionate about celebrating the learning that occurs through play. She can be contacted by email or via her website at:

Rethinking ‘School Readiness’: It’s Time for Schools to Be Ready

‘School readiness’ programs are advertised across the nation, with some early learning services and preschools promising to provide children with literacy and numeracy skills for a head start in school. On social media, parents frantically seek recommendations on where to send their children to ‘get ready’ for school. Educators arm themselves with worksheets and a […]

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