Posts by Andrew Silva

What it takes to make your child happy and confident

Posted on: 02 Aug 2022

Preventing childhood obesity – top tips from an expert dietitian  

Posted on: 28 Jul 2022

Childcare Centre Philosophies — Why They Matter and What You Should Look Out For

Posted on: 14 Jun 2022

From Free Play to Early Learning–Why You Should Consider a Long Day Care Centre

Posted on: 06 Jun 2022

How early education can help stimulate your child’s growth in their first 5 years of life

Posted on: 19 May 2022

Am I a Bad Mum: The Podcast

Posted on: 01 Feb 2022

Anxiety in Young Children and How to Build Resilience

Posted on: 14 Oct 2021

– Anxiety in Young Children and How to Build Resilience – For children under the age of five, anxiety and fear are a normal part of development as they are constantly exploring, learning and getting to know their own emotions. As adults, we can support young children to work through their feelings and deal with …

National Science Week 2021: Celery Dying Experiment

Posted on: 18 Aug 2021

At Young Academics Early Learning Centre, we celebrate Science and Technology through our holistic approach to learning, recognising the value of imaginative teaching and creative learning experiences. This Celery dying experiment is designed to teach children how plants absorb water from their roots in a process called Osmosis. A great way to introduce basic science …

National Science Week 2021: Cupcake Towers

Posted on: 16 Aug 2021

Welcome to National Science Week 2021. This year’s theme is Food: Different by Design, in honour of United Nations’ International Year of Fruits and Vegetables and the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development. At Young Academics Early Learning Centre, we celebrate Science and Technology through our holistic approach to learning, recognising the value …

At-home fun: Air-dry clay

Posted on: 12 Aug 2021

Giving children different mediums to play can entice their interests and curiosity. Modelling clay is a safe, simple and fun way for a hands-on activity, and by having this end product, children can revisit their creation to mould new items each time. In addition, this form of play helps develop interpretative skills, while providing children …

At-home fun: Homemade Volcanoes

Posted on: 09 Aug 2021

A baking soda and vinegar experiment is an all-time classic science experiment that always seems to excite and fascinate. It is an exciting, educational pastime for a day at home when looking for a fun way to entertain children, while also teaching them. Your curious little scientists will love the colourful, bubbling eruptions that result …

4 Reasons Why Our Childcare Centres Promote Outdoor Play, Even During Winter

Posted on: 21 Jun 2021

As Sydney’s winter weather is settling in, it sure is warmer to stay indoors, however, at our childcare centres, we encourage children to play outdoors when suited, as long as they are adequately dressed. Educators at our centres ensure that each child is appropriately dressed and warm before allowing them to play outdoors. Outdoor play …