Beyond the Classroom Archives - Page 4 of 14 - Education Matters Magazine

Better technology for outside school hours care

Outside school hours care has changed forever with the introduction of the Child Care Subsidy, and it remains a critical offering. Executive Director and Head of Partnerships at LookedAfter, Darren Stevenson, outlines how technology is evolving to ensure long-term success.

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Ensuring quality care

With schools constantly on the lookout for more services offering quality experiences for students, more and more are choosing to outsource their outside of school hours care requirements to external providers, writes Michael Rasmussen, General Manager at Sherpa Kids Australia. Read more

Planning the perfect play space

Ideal play spaces for schools should be inclusive, accessible, challenging and consider whole of life costs, according to playground specialists and consultants, PlayRope.

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Thinking outside the square

When Willplay was tasked with creating a play space to suit a broad range of ages, the playground designer and manufacturer came up with an innovative solution designed to spark imaginations and encourage challenge. Read more

Healthy body, healthy mind

Encouraging students to get outdoors and exercise at school is not only great for their physical health and wellbeing, it has a positive impact in the classroom too, promoting enhanced concentration and cognitive function.

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Returning to work: The bigger picture

Rising childcare costs have continued to make headlines in recent times. For families choosing to stay home with their children, it is certainly a rewarding choice; but staying home based solely on the financial costs of childcare can be a shortsighted view with long-term ramifications.

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