All posts by Simone O’Brien

Simone O’Brien owns Treasured Tots Early Education which operates four highly successful ECEC services in Perth, Western Australia. Simone qualified with a Diploma in Children’s Services and worked in ECEC for a couple of years before recognising a dire need for a service offering families a loving, nurturing, supportive and warm ‘home away from home’. This prompted her to open her first ECEC service in Perth in 2011.

A guide to the environment as the ‘third teacher’ 

Are you curious about why the environment is called the ‘third teacher’? This concept rose in popularity through the global growth and influence of the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy. The founder, Loris Malaguzzi, said there are three teachers of children—adults, other children and their physical environment.  How does the environment ‘teach’ children?  The Reggio Emilia […]

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