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Q&A with Jude Soper

Can you give us a quick snapshot of the work you do as a Regional Professional Services Manager for BestStart? My job is to lead a very talented team of Professional Service Managers to ensure high quality education and care for all children in our centres, through rigorous teaching and learning, coaching and mentoring teachers […]

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In pursuit of excellence

In Early Childhood centres often the best outcomes come from a meeting of minds, a collection of thoughts that through debate, research, trial and error when, mixed with a passion and drive to achieve, results in a team achieving their goals. We are firm believers that multiple minds are always better than someone working in silo’s and that […]

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Bright Ideas for Young Minds

Bright Ideas for Young Minds was written to celebrate 21 years of expertise, commitment and the passion of our teachers. We are thrilled that over 100 of our educators came together to make this beautiful book and we’re proud of everything in it. By publishing it, we were able to share our early childhood knowledge […]

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Settle into a new role – fast!

Starting a new role in a centre? Check out four easy ways to rock at your new role!   Get on the same page with your team and get to know the centre’s vision A great first step when starting in a new room is to make sure you have knowledge of the routine, what […]

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Four easy ways to rock at your new role

Four easy ways to rock at your new role:   Get on the same page with your team, and get to know the centre vision: A great first step when starting in a new room is to make sure you have knowledge of the routine, what is required inside or outside, any activities that may […]

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Tips for setting your Teacher/Leadership Inquiry

At BestStart Teacher Inquiry is critical to improving learning outcomes of our children and developing our teaching practice. Michela Homer our Regional Professional Services Manager shares with us her tips and 4 step process for developing a successful inquiry. Step 1 – Start with reflection TIP 1 – Spend quality time with a coach/mentor in […]

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Future Leaders Programme

We often get asked to explain how we support teachers develop their leadership skills. As part of our Training and Development Programmes we’ve developed Future Leaders, a course guiding participants through the theory and practice of all things leadership.  We asked Matt Jaunay, the Organisational Development Manager to explain more. What is BestStart’s Future Leaders programme […]

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Tips for a great ECE interview

So you have been selected to attend interview for the job of your ECE dreams? Congratulations – the job is now yours to lose. Here are  5 top ECE interview tips from BestStarts Recruitment Specialist, Jane Ransfield: Tip 1. Have plenty of knowledge of the centre you are interviewing at, this can include, knowledge of their ERO […]

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