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Educator Yarns with Jessica Staines

Aug 3, 2020

In this episode, I sit down and yarn with Kiya Watts, the artist behind ABC Playschool’s “Kiya” doll.

Kiya Watts is a Menang, Gnudju, and Noongar artist residing in Albany.

In this episode we dive into:

  • Why the Kiya doll was an important addition to Playschool
  • The importance of Cultural identity
  • Kiya’s...

Jul 21, 2020

This episode is a special family day care educator's episode, where I'm talking to Caroline, Renata and Sarah, who are family day care educators scattered across Sydney, and the Northern Beaches in New South Wales.

We have pulled together highlights from three separate interviews talking about how family day care...

Jul 6, 2020

We are currently offering a free series on called “Our top 30 tips in 30 days” and today I am sharing our favourite 5 for those who are looking for a little sneak peek into the series.

In this episode I dive into:

  • Tip 1: Just Start
  • Tip 2: Reflect on your why
  • Tip 3: Plan
  • Tip 4: Take things...

Jul 6, 2020

As we start to approach July, our inbox normally gets flooded by educators who enthusiastically starting to plan and programme for their NAIDOC experiences and activities.

We thought to make things easier we would put together some of our top tips for NAIDOC Week to get everyone started on the right path. Now, as many...

Jun 18, 2020

Tanika is a Mother, Wife and Business owner with so much to offer.

She has a background in Indigenous Health Promotion, event management and community program delivery but her business is her everything. 

The ‘I Am, Movement’ was founded after the diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder with her now almost 4-year-old...