Parents looking for a career change as they re-enter the workforce should consider using their unique perspective to their advantage in the childcare sector. Charlton Brown early childhood education care trainer and assessor Carmel Harrison says parents have an advantage over the students who’ve had no experience.
Au Pairs aren’t just a set of helping hands, they’re also welcomed members of the family who can help with bedtime routines, playing with children, mealtime preparation and light house-hold chores while you juggle everyday family life. They can also potentially introduce your children to a new culture and language.
Underlying the Early Years Learning Framework is a collection of academic theories that are continuously updated to ensure educators can develop learning programs that are responsive to children’s ideas, interests and abilities. So, who are the theorists behind the creation of this framework and how have their ideas shaped the way we teach young people in Australia and around the world?
A senate inquiry into the future of Australia’s aged care sector workforce, released last month, found that the aged care workforce will need to grow by 2% every year to accommodate the increased demand for services. The inquiry was undertaken to review the current frameworks under which aged care providers recruit, train and retain their workforce, and to anticipate the impact of changes to the aged care service sector.
A vital part of the role for youth workers is to develop professional working relationships with young people, which are an important source of personal support. Youth workers aim to empower young people to achieve the benefits of full participation in their communities. They enhance the power of young people by making power relations open and clear and by holding those with power accountable.
Aside from having the right skills, knowledge and qualifications to work in the care sector, what are the actual attributes that make a good carer? We know that care in its essence is about compassion, so is there a way of measuring our compassion as individuals? Do some people have more capability to care than others, or is it something we all possess?