Alternative job description for early childhood teachers

You must have a warm, smiling face that makes every child feel special and loved. You must be able to laugh at jokes that you don’t understand, or you don’t find funny. Child humour can be a confusing minefield to...

/ February 11, 2016

Dear Zoo – Using children’s interests FOR learning

A child would come to my Kinder room on a Monday morning and be very excited to share their stories about their trip to the Zoo on the weekend. So as a graduate teacher 6 years ago, I was so...

/ April 26, 2017

Using Storypark to support communities of practice for organisations with multiple locations

This blog post showcases how Storypark can help you share resources and communicate between different centres when you’re part of a large organisation, overcoming the gap between geographically removed services and enabling more effective team collaboration and communication. Sometimes it’s...

/ April 26, 2017

Embracing a vision for children’s learning with the early years frameworks

When using the Early Years Learning Framework always remember… That it is just that – a framework. It’s not a syllabus, nor a program, not a curriculum, nor a model, neither is it an assessment tool. Above all, it is...

/ April 26, 2017

Ask yourself why

“Is it that we become complacent, lack motivation, are unwilling to become vulnerable to the prospect that we could be wrong? Or all of those?” The Storypark blog shares diverse opinions from educators and parents all over the world. Today...

/ April 22, 2017

Enhancing Risky Play – Our Little Secret!

A guest post by Shannon Keane, with the support of the team at YMCA Early Learning Centre Manurewa – Awhina Taiohi. In 2016 YMCA Early Learning Centre Manurewa embarked on a journey to engage parents & children in a consultation...

/ April 22, 2017

Bring the magic

The Storypark blog shares diverse opinions from educators and parents all over the world. Today our guest blog is from the author of ‘Uplifting Early Childhood‘. What are your thoughts? Share them below in the comments, we’d love to hear...

/ April 19, 2017

Guardian Early learning Group CEO talks about Storypark

“My educators have said that families often struggle, or don’t know how they can contribute to their children’s learning. Storypark has transformed this for them.  It provides a platform for families and educators to engage and contribute different perspectives on...

/ April 11, 2017

Sustainability and the NQS: program priority or area of focus – Part Two

This guest post is written by Kelly Sims, from Tasmania, Australia. Kelly is the CEO of professional development and customised training provider: Education and Care Connections.  This is part two of a series on sustainability in an early learning setting...

/ April 5, 2017

Sustainability and the NQS: program priority or area of focus – Part One

Growing gardens, nurturing worm farms, recycling & saving water are all a great start… but let’s ask ourselves, how they are impacting the bigger picture, the outcomes for children and overall community? This guest post is written by Kelly Sims,...

/ April 5, 2017

This early learning centre now achieves better outcomes than ever before

Tania Gaffey shared her experiences with using Storypark and how Te Puna Reo o Ngā Kākano (an urban-based, kaupapa Māori, Bronze Enviroschool in Thorndon, Wellington) have used the platform to achieve better outcomes than ever before for their tamariki, kaiako...

/ April 4, 2017