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Barbara Clendining
Why are we so unsure? Published on February 6, 2020 Status is online Barbara Clendining Co-Founder Firefly HR OSHC Specific Recruitment | Director Pennant Hills BASC | Justice of the Peace | Empowering Others 12 articles Following When it comes to Assessment and Rating (A&R), why are we so unsure? As confident people that are entrusted and...
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What Risk? What do you see in this picture at first? Imagine it’s you with 50 children – what are your thoughts? I take a deeper look into risk in Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) in this article. With the end of Vacation Care recently finished in NSW, you can start to reflect (that word...
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Burnout in Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) It’s the start of a long weekend, we are meant to wake up happy and excited for three days off work and spending time doing things just for yourself – spending it with friends, family and basically on whatever we want to do. This is the ‘thought’,...
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Bringing Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Educators, together. I’m proud to be an OSHC Educator and professional. I wanted to provide an opportunity for OSHC Educators to come together to meet in a relaxed environment and share our thoughts, ask questions and network with others. Often in OSHC, we are tangled under the early...
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Sometimes you have those moments that make you go wow! Recently, I had one of these moments when I found We Belong Education led by Saurubh Malviya. I wasn’t looking, but one day earlier this year in June I came across a post on a OSHC Facebook group I hadn’t seen before from someone offering...
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I love Out of School Hours Care (I think I accidentally start every article with that comment?), but there is a pattern in staffing that I don’t necessarily love. And it’s not the casual workforce we rely so heavily on. It’s the attitude towards them. I think casuals are wonderful! They are often the children’s favourites as...
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Okay, so the late, great Mozart wrote his first symphony at the age of 8. Now, clearly, prodigies like Mozart are few and far between, to say the least. Whether your child is destined to be the next Mozart or not, early immersion in music is guaranteed to be of major benefit to him or...
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Co-Founder Firefly HR OSHC SpecificRecruitment | Director Pennant Hills… See more 6 articles Following We all tend to use social media for our personal lives, but what about for our OSHC centres? Why don’t we stretch our reach to families and the community via this platform? I know many centres do, but I wanted to reflect more...
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One of my strengths, reflecting, is also a weakness. I find I over think and over reflect to the point of all i’m doing is reflecting. But one area I’ve been reflecting deeply on over the last 10 weeks is the Educational Leader role and how that role is supported in our service. This role...
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Firstly, I love OSHC! There’s no denying that. I love promoting the industry and I love sharing when I find something good with others in the industry. Luckily with Firefly HR, I can help make that happen. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to get a performance culture and team coach in with our...
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