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10 Benefits of Incident Reporting in Childcare

No matter how big or small, an incident report is a report that specifies any unusual event, injury, trauma and illness. The reporting of ‘bigger’ incidents is obviously necessary, including but not limited to phone calls to parents to collect sick children and updates after advice from medical professionals. However, you may have also had … Continued

3 state primary school options in South Wharf

Choosing a primary school for your school-ready child can be both an exciting and daunting experience. Much like choosing an education and care service, taking a tour of the school and meeting with the principal can help you with making a decision on the primary school that is the right fit for your child and … Continued

How does Jumbo ensure the safety of the children?

Minimising the spread of germs and keeping children healthy whilst in childcare and kindergarten is challenging at times.  Especially in the winter months when cold and flu viruses rear their ugly heads! In order to meet the ‘Quality Area 2’ National Quality Standard – to safeguard and promote children’s health and safety, minimise risks and protect … Continued

Help me! Am I a helicopter parent?

What is a helicopter parent anyhow?! The ‘helicopter parent’ buzzword has become immensely popular in recent years. However, while many people use it, its meaning and the implications it has on children’s development are rarely understood. To help us shed some light on this popular concept, psychologist and Jumbo parent, Yulia Bondarenko, explains in this … Continued

7 ‘growth mindset’ tips to boost your child’s learning potential

A simple switch on how a person views a situation can mean the world of difference. This is true for both children and adults, and as parents and teachers can help children access this switch through the fostering of a growth mindset. ‘Growth mindset’, focuses on the journey, effort and resilience, the harder we try, … Continued

How routines help your child thrive

Everyone can be a little bit afraid of the unknown, children most of all. Not knowing what’s coming can cause anxiety, apprehension and shock, all of which are rather unsettling emotions. When things are predictable and consistent, children feel a sense of security and comfort in knowing what’s happening in their world. Routines, using the … Continued

10 Tips for Helping your Child to Sleep Through the Night

Parents of a newborn baby will be familiar with the consequences of sleep deprivation. Over extended periods of time it, sleep deprivation affects memory, judgment, and reasoning. It can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and even weight loss or weight gain! Not getting enough sleep can also put pressure on a relationship as the family … Continued

The ABC of Individualised Childcare

Parents know that every child is a unique individual with distinct ideas, understandings, interests and beliefs. Providing them with individualised care and education becomes critical for their early learning and development, and we believe childcare can be a great option to deliver it. One of the most common questions we hear at Jumbo given the … Continued

How to deal with temper tantrums and keep your ‘Zen’

Have you ever had to deal with your child upset and throwing a tantrum? Do they throw themselves at the floor? Do they refuse to listen and co-operate. Even in the best of cases, dealing with temper tantrums is challenging. However, there are many techniques to help you better manage your child’s tantrums and be … Continued