We are diving into what’s MISSING…

I recorded and shared a podcast last week that I have been hesitant to write…
Did you see it??
#36 Shine as an Educator – Controversial Programming
Early childhood educators need to know some extra bits that they aren’t being told…
It frustrates me,
makes me furious,
and quite frankly very dismayed.
The incredibly talented Women and Men that are in our profession
are being led to believe they don’t do a ‘good’ enough job.
When in truth they are absolutely amazing, passionate, full of compassion and caring,
super knowledgable, dedicated beyond belief…
They are being led to believe they don’t do a ‘good’ enough job…
To run there own businesses, to have full thriving businesses that can support their
families and have an awesome lifestyle…
Now I run a Family Day Care and before you go – oh ok she is only speaking to Family
Day Care educators – I strongly encourage you to read on.
So a lot of the educators I work with are setting up and running their family day cares –
But – I also work with other early childhood educators and I am becoming more and
more frustrated, to the point that I just have to start writing, podcasting, life streaming –
shouting –
our educators are being stripped of their confidence
criticised for not knowing things they are not being taught
not being encouraged to even touch on the topic


Check out Simple Reflect – The Easiest Way to Document

I am aware you may not agree – No hate… please, My priority is the care, support and
valuable learning of our precious children, I am more than confident, if you read any of
my blogs, listen to my podcasts or even flick our facebook, you will know I try everything
in my power to empower our educators and to make sure they know the amazing
difference they can make in a child’s life.
Regardless of whether your service is FDC, OCC, LDC, Stand alone Preschool,
transitions to school programs (I could go on forever) Whatever early childhood service
you have been in, are currently in or planning to move into – at least in the back of your
mind – you should unequivocally understand that your service will not survive if it is not
ran as a business.
Here is the big ah ha moment
You need to know how that service you are in and the “ran as a business” sentence
I have just given you…
How it effects you??
How does it effect you??
Interesting question isn’t it…
Reflect on what it means for you as a person – as an educator – as a parent – as
someone that values early childhood education…
What does it mean to you??
Head over to the Shine as an Educator group HERE
SHARE with us how your THINKING changes about your work – not the care of the
children – or your commitment to your co-workers – but your THINKING when you
focus on running a business…
PS If you are looking for help with programming or to work with me send me a personal
message or head HERE

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1st Blog for the season16

Excited P L U S here is my first blog post for 2016!!
I’m taking time to reflect, reread, re-listen and explore which podcasts from Shine as an
Educator, resonated with you!!
Seriously, I have been on a huge learning curve this year. I set out on a big scary path
to share with you my journey as an early childhood educator and all things that have
worked (or not ) along the way.
I have been blogging for a while but starting a podcast meant there was a few more
skills to learn and it has been a challenging but interesting ride that I hope you
have enjoyed as well.
So strictly by the numbers and with no influence from me 😉 the winner is
#09 Shine as an Educator – Programming, Play based learning!
Yayy, this is awesome as programming is definitely – without a doubt – my focus area!!
Programming is the area I receive the most questions.
Where I get the biggest buzz from helping, brain storming, problem solving, and putting
into place a plan that works for educators. Where educators feel the biggest relief when
finally having a plan in place that works REALLY WORKS 🙂
Close second is
#01 Shine as an Educator
01 The first of our challenges – ha – a little insight into what happened when I completed
the challenge. As well as a Critical Reflection question and the top tip for the week.
We spoke about not just recognising what you are good at but taking time to celebrate
it. Being conscious of what you want to be recognised for and keeping that in mind
when having a shocker of a day, because we all have shockers occasionally.
Lucky Third is… woohoo…
#13 Shine as an Educator – Christmas Break…
Yep I think everyone was busting for Christmas, hanging out for the break but also
super keen to make sure nothing was missed before taking it!!
A top of the line Critical Reflection Question, Challenge and Top Tip. I shared my
‘must do’ before Christmas list, how important it is to forward think about time off,
as well as what I was including into my Newsletter.
Check out Simple Reflect – The Easiest Way to Document

There is a fair bit in episode 13 and I can see why it was a favourite 😀
I have a growing list of awesome topics for 2016, if you are struggling or would just
like some down to earth – practical help, I would love to hear from you x