Entries by Sharon

The Importance of Child-Led Conflict

To some this may look likes a  group of boys not listening to each other, or a couple of children whinging and wining, or may be you are even questioning, ‘why is the educator videoing, and not getting in there and sorting this situation out for them’.  As an Educator, I look at this situation […]

A Positive Looking Future

In May 2021, I joined the Eskay Springfield Team. This centre has made a wonderful impact to my life, and I am so thankful to have the opportunity to grow and learn within a supportive environment. Previously I worked for 5 years at another centre with a very different approach and philosophy. I needed a […]


So, it was my first time cleaning out Squirtle the turtle’s tank by myself. Someone had talked me through the steps a couple of weeks back, but I only watched, so didn’t actually do it. I put the water pump in the tank but didn’t take the pump hose outside straight away…What a mistake! I brought […]

Risky Play

Risky play – a concept that can be hard to truly understand and appreciate. Some of my fondest memories from my childhood include running around the local park with my friends, left unsupervised until the street lights came on. Climbing rock walls, riding down steep hills on my bike and swimming in the local dam. […]

A Vision for Childhood

Do you remember your childhood? Precious memories of climbing trees….. Searching for bugs or making mud pies? The joy of running around barefoot, jumping in puddles and or playing in the rain? Do you remember your childhood adventures ….. your wild adventures? ….. Imagining, dreaming, discovering and laughing? Where the days were long, and nature was your playground? You played, you explored, you […]

Story of Deepawali

Deepawali is one of the biggest festivals in Hindu culture.   The word ‘Deepawali’ means rows of lighted lamps. It is a festival of lights and Hindus celebrate it with joy.   During this festival, people light up their houses and shops with small cup-shaped oil lamp made of baked clay. They worship the Lord Ganesh for welfare and prosperity and Goddess Lakshmi for wealth and […]

Re-imagining “Rooms”

Re-imagining “Rooms”   For many years, I fell in with the idea that Long Day Cares are based around the idea of age-based rooms that children transition between when reaching a certain age.  At one point in my career, this was pretty much the way that regulations were set up.  But 2012 came along and […]


Childhood is such a short, magical time, and in a fleeting moment, they will be grown up. You will spend an eternity knowing your child as adult, but for these few precious years, you have the privilege of knowing them as a child. For a brief moment in their journey of life, you get to watch them laugh, learn, grow, and experience the awe and wonder that childhood offers.

Children only get one childhood …. Don’t ever wish that magical time away…
Childhood Memories ought to be the most precious memories in any one’s life.

What vision of childhood do you have in your heart for your child…..
We welcome you to join us on a wonder-filled journey through early childhood.