July 29, 2022

Anti-bias: what does it mean in practice.

Children’s picture books are a great way to bring up a topic you may wish to discuss including family values, beliefs and ways to respect diversity […]
June 16, 2022

Strategies to help children build self-regulation.

Self-regulation is the ability to control and direct one’s own feelings, thoughts, and actions. (Refer previous blog SELF-REGULATION – Mitchelton Pre-Schooling Centre ( This blog aims […]
May 20, 2022


We recently ‘played with parents’ at an Information Evening demonstrating why there is so much learning through play. While we were chatting afterwards, a parent asked […]
May 12, 2022


We’re all (MPC staff team) aware that if we’re able to accept the things we can’t change that our well-being will be enhanced, and stress will […]
March 11, 2022

Enough already! Disasters challenge resilience.

Many people are already working and living at a heightened level due to the Pandemic. Then there’s the war in Ukraine. Throw in another disaster like […]
March 3, 2022

The water came up and up and up and we had to get out!

What do children think about the recent flood event? Just like adults, they will all have different thoughts depending on what happened, their previous experiences, different […]
February 21, 2022

Questions to ask schools about Prep.

It seems incredibly early to be talking about Prep when children are still settling into kindy, however a number of local schools have opened up out-of-catchment […]
February 17, 2022

New beginnings!

Everyone has had many experiences of the new before it becomes the norm.  We’re all going through that experience now with the start of the new […]
July 23, 2021

Children’s Drawings

Why do some children love to draw? Why do others avoid it at all cost? I believe the answer to both questions is a combination of […]