News & Updates

News & Updates

Top 5 tips for keeping your brain young as you get older

There might not be much you can do about those crow’s feet, grey hairs or that thinning hairline, but there’s plenty you can be doing to keep your brain as sharp as a tack. A healthy body is the start to a healthy mind as it’s easy to forget, they’re part of the same system.…

Top ten Brisbane spots to take the kids this Summer

It’s not getting any cooler so it’s the ideal time to get outside in the fresh air and enjoy the best spots that Brisbane has to offer. There are plenty of great places to take the kids around this beautiful city and the best part is, all of the spots that made our list are…

Robots don’t care: why the future of work is in the care sector

Thinking about technology and the future has always been equal parts exciting and scary. Right now, there’s a lot of discussion going on about driverless cars, artificially intelligent office workers and robots that can make the perfect cheeseburger. It’s easy to believe the machines are taking over! What’s important to realise is that human beings…

Let’s go outside: the value of the outdoors in early childhood

Learning environments are a crucial component for promoting children’s learning by creating physical and social learning spaces. The Early Years Learning Framework describes environments that support learning as vibrant and flexible spaces that are responsive to the interests and abilities of each child. Often in early childhood education, there’s been a tendency to utilise the…

Five tips for kickstarting a new career in 2018

How was your 2017? If you’re not excited about everything you achieved last year, perhaps it’s time to start thinking about a new career? Trying something new doesn’t have to feel like diving off a cliff. Follow our tips below and you’ll be able to make the best possible decision for your career. Decide what…

Make more time for play time

Play helps children make sense of, and find their own place in the physical and social world. Experts in child development say that plenty of time for childhood play is one of the key factors leading to happiness in adulthood. Child-initiated play lays the foundations of learning, as children learn to interact with others, to recognise…

Stepping up as a leader in early childhood education

More Australian families can now afford childcare than ever before and they’re taking advantage of a growing range of options for childcare services. The number of mothers returning to the workforce after having children has also been rising steadily and that trend is set to continue. Currently there are 150,000 child carers or educators in…

Learning to listen: communicating with young people at risk

When working with young people, it’s crucial to understand the importance of listening. A young person never wants to be to be treated as a child, as they need to feel they’re being listened to with the same respect and interest as someone older. As a youth worker, it’s therefore vital that you’re up to…

How can technology be used for suicide prevention?

The World Health Organisation estimates that 800,000 people die by suicide each year and for every suicide, there are also many people who attempt suicide and many more who are impacted by the suicide of a loved one. Digital technology now allows more opportunities to improve mental health care for people who either can’t, or…

Tips for maintaining our mental health over the holidays

The holiday season is a blessing and a curse for many people. While we get the benefit of warmer weather down in our neck of the woods, no amount of sunshine can limit the potential negative effects this time of year can have on people’s mental health. So how can we ensure we’re looking after…

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