July 26, 2019

Executive Functioning (in a nutshell)…..

What is it? Why is it important? When children, build their capacity to think flexibly, remember, focus, self-regulate and make plans, they will increase their ability […]
June 28, 2019

Disappointment is a good thing!

Feeling disappointed is a good thing! It is real! It is sad! It provides an incredibly valuable life-experience for children to learn to move on and […]
May 31, 2019

The story of the lost banner.

The news arrived that two MPC banners advertising the Open Day were taken from locations close to kindy. Even though appropriate permits, permission and location time […]
April 1, 2019

Circle of Security Parent Information

MPC recently hosted a Circle of Security Parent Information Evening facilitated by Melissa Clark, who is a Circle of Security facilitator, kindergarten teacher and mum with […]
February 27, 2019

Sleep and Rest at Kindy….

How do we support children’s resting and sleeping patterns in a group context? How do we manage some parent’s requests for their child to sleep and […]
February 8, 2019

Saying goodbye…

Parents and children separating and saying good-bye is a two-way street involving bravery for all involved. For some families it can be very straightforward while for […]
September 12, 2018

Why read to Children…

If a book makes children laugh, cry, squeal, shiver, or wriggle and jiggle in some way it takes up residence in their hearts and stays there […]
August 10, 2018

Screen Time Confusion!

Parents often talk about screen time confusion. There is so much information about screen time for children. Most parents believe, in principle, that there should be […]
July 27, 2018

MPC and Screens

HOW MUCH TIME?  WHAT?  IT DEPENDS! To use digital technology with children or not is no longer a relevant question. We believe more relevant questions concern how […]