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Charlton Brown is committed to educating, mentoring and placing the world’s best carers, supporters and educators for Queenslanders living with a disability

As we continue our mission to develop the world’s best carers, supporters and educators, we’re hard at work training compassionate individuals to meet the huge demand for qualified professionals across the community services sector. After more than 30 years’ operating in the sector in Queensland, we’re proud of the networks we’ve built with government and…

Sharing is caring: teaching kids to share in early childhood

At Charlton Brown Early Learning, we know that learning to share can sometimes be a challenge for children, but it’s an essential skill they need for playing and learning throughout early childhood. You can help kids to learn to share by giving them plenty of opportunities to practice, while also providing praise and encouragement. Sharing…

Help people with a disability to find groups and networks

At Charlton Brown, we’re committed to teaching our students to provide the best possible care and support for people living with a disability. Its about helping these people to live their most dignified, fulfilling, and best lives. Ensuring that people with a disability live their best lives is important for everyone, as it has a…

Helping kids to identify risks

As much as we’d love to just wrap them in cotton wool and never let them leave the house, we need to let kids be kids so they can explore and learn from the world around them. In the early childhood education sector, there’s always an ongoing discussion about the role of play activities where…

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…

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