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Language Development: Boosting with Books

Language Development: Boosting with Books

Experts recommend reading to babies right from birth.  Reading assists in language and concentration development. Simple poems and nursery rhymes can act as ‘stories’ for even the tiniest babies.  Enjoying books together from a young age is probably one of the most important thing you can do to help your child become a reader. Infants can have … Continue reading

Introducing ‘Brands Africa’

Introducing ‘Brands Africa’

As you know, at ChildCareSA, we are big on quality over quantity. We believe in maintaining the highest standards through our vetting processes. We are passionate about child safety standards and have been instrumental fore runners in bringing South Africa’s professional private childcare requirements up to par with international standards. In keeping with this spirit, … Continue reading

Language Development: Expanding vocabulary

Language Development: Expanding vocabulary

There are several resources available on a daily basis which can be used to swiftly expand a toddler’s vocabulary and encourage a more talkative child. Reminisce Looking at photos together is a great way to help toddlers learn the names of friends and family. If they can’t say a name yet, see if they can point to … Continue reading

Interview tip #7: Check those references

Interview tip #7: Check those references

Always check references with both the reference, and the candidate. Ask the candidate about each previous employer and the children she cared for.  “Describe your last three employers, tell me what you liked and disliked about each?”  or “Tell me about the children you cared for in your last job, I would like to know your … Continue reading

Interview tip #6: Personality always wins

Many parents make the mistake of thinking that qualifications and experience can make up for a personality issue. Do not make this mistake. It is of the utmost importance that the candidate you choose be friendly, cheerful, genuine and sympathetic. While anyone can obtain a qualification or have years of experience, having the right personality … Continue reading

First Aid Basics: How to treat burns

First Aid Basics: How to treat burns

A burn is one of the most serious and yet most common preventable accidents in today’s society. Of all the burn victims, 75% are young children. It is the second most common cause of death for children under three, and when you understand this, you understand just how important it is to teach children about … Continue reading

First Aid Basics: How to perform CPR on an infant

First Aid Basics: How to perform CPR on an infant

CPR on an infant differs from CPR on an adult. Ventilation of both the nose and mouth simultaneously is required. Chest compressions should be done with just 2 fingers and below instead of on, the nipple lie. The treatment is administered faster but more gently and the rhythm is different in that it is 2 ventilation’s to 15 chest compression’s. For more great … Continue reading

First Aid tip: What is circulation?

First Aid tip: What is circulation?

Circulation is when the heart pumps blood via blood vessels to supply each and every cell in our bodies with oxygen using a system of arteries and veins. Arteries are the blood vessels that pump oxygenated blood from the heart to various cells, veins transport deoxygenated blood back to the heart. The heart is a … Continue reading

First Aid basics: What is unconsciousness?

First Aid basics: What is unconsciousness?

Unconsciousness is akin to a coma and is a very dangerous state. This is caused by a severe lack of oxygen to the brain. It may easily result in a life threatening condition as other vital functions fail. Typical causes include; circulatory conditions, poisening,concussion, loss of blood and severe breathing disturbances. When a person is unconscious the … Continue reading