October 1, 2011


Parents of autumn-winter birthday kids often face a tough choice.

Chances are, you are like me and wondering if your child is ready for school come next January. This decision can be an agonising one as we are often given conflicting and...

November 29, 2010

Starting school or childcare is an exciting time for children but it can also be very daunting. There is a great deal of change and some children (and adults!) adapt quicker and easier than others. Not only do you have to find the right pla...

January 20, 2010

Preparing your child for the first day of childcare or school can be a daunting task physically, financially and emotionally.  If you are preparing for school you may possibly need a whole new wardrobe of school clothes, shoes, a hat and sc...

November 20, 2009



If you are looking to start toilet training your toddler, summer is a great time.  Wet pants aren’t so cold and there's plenty of time outside where accidents aren't so messy.  I suggest you use light undies or those with a thick gusset a...

November 20, 2009

Toilet training issues - when, where and how - can be a controversial topic.

I have had interesting conversations with other health workers and parents, some from different cultures in regards to toilet training.  In China, for instance, c...

Much preparation needs to occur before a child is ready for effective academic learning, and it appears that our creator has designed us to acquire the needed skills through the natural movements and play common to all children. First we le...

April 29, 2008

Many parents have asked me what is my opinion on child care? I often ask them what is their reason for putting a child into child care? There are many as you can imagine.  Some parents have no alternative as mum needs to return to work.  In...

April 29, 2008

If you are a client of Cradle 2 Kindy you will know how we stress ‘tummy time’.  Tummy time is time on tummy.  Due to SIDS stressing that you should not sleep your baby prone most parents are nervous about putting their baby tummy down.  Be...

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