Enriching Early Childhood Experiences: Japanese Student Program

Introducing international students into care settings can offer a plethora of advantages for both the students themselves and the children under their care. From fostering cultural understanding to providing unique learning opportunities, the presence of students can enrich the childcare environment in numerous ways. For the past 10 years Stepping Stones has been fortunate enough […]

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Embracing the Mess: The Invaluable Benefits of Messy Play for Children

In a world where cleanliness and order are often prized, messy play might seem counterintuitive. However, beneath the surface of splattered paint and mud-covered hands lies a wealth of benefits for children’s development. Messy play, characterised by experiences that involve tactile and sensory exploration, offers unique opportunities for learning, growth, and self-expression. Sensory Stimulation: Messy […]

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Reggio-Emilia Pedagogy: Exploring Learning Environments

In the realm of early childhood education, few approaches captivate the imagination quite like the Reggio Emilia approach. This innovative pedagogy has sparked sector interest for its unique perspective on nurturing young minds. At its heart lies the belief that children are competent, curious, and full of potential, deserving of environments that inspire exploration, creativity, […]

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Settling Into Care: Navigating the Transition

Entering a new care environment can be a significant transition for both children and families alike. It marks the beginning of a new routine, new faces, and a new environment. Settling into care is a process that requires patience, understanding, and support from all involved parties. In this blog, we’ll explore the importance of this […]

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