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An introduction into the world of middle childhood education & care (PART 1) Welcome to the OSHC family! You are in for a wonderful journey as you navigate the world of before, after and vacation care with school aged children. This is a very special industry that allows educators to have a real positive impact...
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Do you know the difference between a Nominated Supervisor & Responsible Person? To ensure the health, safety & wellbeing, learning & development of all children is maintained, Services must ensure they have a strong chain of leadership & accountability between Approved Providers, Nominated Supervisors, Responsible Persons & other members of Management. In order to cultivate...
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This blog is an introduction to the new ACECQA addendum for Outside School Hours Care – Educational Leadership in Action and with all new things, a quick guide on where to start.   This month, ACECQA released an addendum specifically for OSHC on Educational Leadership! We have spent some time going over the document to...
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OSHC = Professional Career… or is it? The answer to the above. This may all be pending on you. On your mindset. On your thoughts. There is an underlying conversation in OSHC talking of the struggle to be recognised as professionals. How many times have you had to explain what you do to others? How...
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Resume tips for OSHC Educators Published on June 15, 2020 Barbi Clendining Co-Founder Firefly HR OSHC Specific Recruitment | Director Pennant Hills BASC | Justice of the Peace | Empowering Others 13 articles Following When applying for a job, it can take an employer as quick as 10 seconds to decide yes or no purely based...
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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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