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The Nursery Years

When my son was 11 months old he spent a few hours a week at Stepping Stones  in Alfreton, Derbyshire, before completing full days around the age of 18 months. 378 more words


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(Cartoon Credit: John Caldwell; New Yorker)

Three dawns ago the cold spread out possessively over the land, and spread its arms with a greed so vast that it lay flat with its breast to the ground, which in less poetic terms is called “an inversion”. 2,291 more words

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The Urban Dictionary defines Deuces as  “When you flip that middle finger, and that index finger follows. Giving the “peace out” when you’re done with a person…physically, mentally or spiritually.” 522 more words


Accentuating the positives

Early childhood education and care has been moved out of the education portfolio. Our new Federal Minister has a track record in blunt, non-consultative decision making (as well as locking up children on remote island prisons). 560 more words


The Distraction Tool

When distraction is still a viable option, I ask a question to divert attention away from bad behavior. This works best when I am paying attention and thinking ahead, which does not always happen. 83 more words


Wondering if a Montessori preschool is the right choice for your child?

One good sign is if he or she is adventurous. Because the Montessori philosophy encourages independent work and making choices, an adventurous child who enjoys trying new things will be right at home.