Natural Home Corner SetThis Natural Home Corner Set is the perfect setting for any Home Corner area, and great for encouraging roleplay and creative play amongst your little ones.
Made from Birch Ply-wood with rubberwood tops, this sturdy little kitchen will stand the test of time. Featuring doors that open & close and timbers knobs that turn, children will be entertained for hours of fun & imaginative play.
This set contains 5 furniture pieces, including a fridge & freezer, stove top, sink, washing machine & a microwave.
Excellent for encouraging children to learn, develop and grow whilst having fun! When children come together in role play, it aids in their social and emotional development, and gives them a stronger sense of identity.
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Looking After Your Mental HealthWith these stressful and uncertain times as they are at present, it is very easy for the us to feel overwhelmed, alone, anxious and scared. These are all normal feelings to have and please know that you are not only in feeling this way. Taking care of ourselves and each other is so important and these health measures extend to our mental health also.
We need to ensure during these times that we are staying connected. Many vulnerable persons whether it be the sick or elderly are having limited contact if any with loved ones, with more and more children staying at home and out of schools they are missing their friends and teachers and social networks. Many are now working from home disconnected somewhat from their colleagues
Find some time throughout the day to facetime with loved ones or friends where possible, call or text to check in on someone. Organise zoom or skype meetings to keep your teams connected. Try to keep to routine. Find some time to meditate.
If you are feeling depressed, anxious or overwhelmed you can contact the following Beyond Blue 1300 224636 Kids helpline 1800 55 1800, Lifeline 13 11 14, Men’s line Australia 1300 78 99 78.
These are definitely challenging times for us all. Take care of yourself and each other. We are all in this together
4 Ways to Support Small & Local BusinesssesRight now is a time when we need to be supporting one another, supporting your fellow Australians, and in doing that, supporting the small, local businesses that are surrounding you. We all want to see our favourite local establishments survive, so here are 4 things you can do as a consumer to help these companies stay afloat.
Buy gift-vouchers! Everyone wins when you buy a gift card – small businesses can record some revenue and you have something fun to look forward to later!
Re-schedule – Don’t cancel! If you have a meeting booked, try to reschedule it instead of asking for a refund. Keep in mind, we ARE going to come out of this stronger! Don’t let go of your opportunities!
Give your favourite local businesses shout-outs on social media: More people than ever before will be looking at social media right now! The best way to continue to support local businesses is to let your community and friends know we still exist!
Consider the small players first – Before clicking ‘Buy’ on the large companies. Many small businesses like us would happily order your supplies and deliver straight to your door, we put our customers first!
How do I fit out my new Childcare Centre? Where do i start?STEP4 Learning Resources deliver a unique approach to the fit-out of new child care centres.
A premium, comprehensive range, combined with exceptional value including free interior design, delivery and install, guarantees a ‘hassle free’ experience.
Persue each completed centre below at your leisure and read what our satisfied clients say.
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Everything you need to know about STEP4STEP4 Learning Resources with its comprehensive catalogue of resources, equipment and furniture for kindergartens, childcare centres, preschools, primary and secondary schools is committed to supplying quality products whilst providing outstanding quality and excellent value.
With a business history dating back to 1969, a comprehensive, unique & exclusive range of products and our dedicated team of staff, we are well placed to supply your requirements whilst exceeding your expectations.
Please feel free to browse our site and take advantage of our offers. Should you have any requirements at all, please feel free to phone and one of our friendly staff who will gladly assist you.
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Adorable Table & Chair PackagesDo you have everything you need to set up your home school area? Working & teaching from home does have it’s challenges, and appropriate work spaces is one thing that is often overlooked!
Whether you have one child or 5, we have safe & comfortable Table & Chair packages to suit all ages! A premium childcare quality laminate table top with sturdy metal legs & 2 Robust plastic moulded chairs! Various shapes & sizes available to suit your child’s requirements.
And most importantly, treat yourself to a spacious working area where you can work as efficiently as possible. Ask us about our Home office packages
We are here to make your home office an affordable prospect so there’s no need to break the bank, or your back!
Yes! Home Education Packs AvailableWhat do I teach my children from home? How can I keep them occupied? No doubt these are just some of the questions, spinning around your head currently. I get it, I have children myself, but I am here providing you with a solution to make home teaching simple & easy!
We have created a wide variety of Home-Education Resource Packs, targeted at babies & children from 6 months old, to school age! Each pack includes a range of educational & recreational activities that will keep your little ones entertained & well educated.
It is essential we keep their active little minds engaged in appropriate educational activities during this challenging time, so we all come out stronger at the end.
What is the difference between STEM & STEAM learning?Yes! There is a difference between STEM & STEAM Learning…here it is!
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.
Then there is STEAM learning, which introduces the arts, such as languages, music & design into the STEM model.
STEAM is a relatively new concept, and the debate rages as to whether the arts dilute the aim of
STEM teaching. Supporters say that Arts thinking brings more creativity to the problem-solving
process, adding to STEM’s success.
Both teaching models give children an opportunity to play, explore & investigate their world in an
unstructured way, ultimately leading to the development of more critical thinkers & problem solvers in our community.
3 Ways to Effectively Utilise Room Dividers in you Childcare CentreWays to Utilise Room Dividers in Your Classroom
Room dividers are a great classroom item, very versatile and they help with the creation of dynamic learning spaces.
Here are a couple of suggestions on how to best utilise room dividers within the classroom environment:
Create a Distraction-Free corner
Some children need a distraction-free environment to master new skills, and have a quiet area to do so.
Free-standing dividers make it very easy to section off a small part of the classroom or activity centre. A single space can easily be divided in two or three hubs, each one of them having a specific purpose.
The distraction-free area will be clean and minimalist, and will encourage the children to focus on a project without being tempted by activities or others around them
Free-standing dividers are also a great choice for the creation of a cosy reading corner.
Create a Test-Taking area
Put together a test-taking or examination are where the children need to complete a specific project or write down answers following a test format.
The divider will be an invaluable choice for the setting up of an additional area.
Encourage Role-Play Activities
To encourage roleplay, you can use a specialised divider like a panel featuring a mirror.
Several partitions can be utilised to put together segregated activity areas. This way, education becomes much more engaging and exciting for the children.
Step Learning Resources has an extensive range of classroom dividers you can put to good use in so many ways! Don’t hesitate to explore our offerings and find inspiration in the functional appeal of these classroom pieces.
Fun way to occupy children outside! Giant Jenga BlocksGiant Outdoor Jenga will give the little one’s hours of Giant fun!
The perfect activity for your outdoor space at your centre!
Made up with 54 individually sanded, sturdy wooden blocks, the game is played by taking one block out of the tower at a time and putting it on top.
If the children aren’t feeling competitive, they can show their creative side by using the blocks to create towers or forts or anything they desire!
How to Create a Super Cosy Home CornerHow to Create a Cosy Home Corner
A cosy home corner or a quiet space is a great space within the classroom to assist children in the transition from home to the learning environment.
Home corners are easily put together, if you use a bit of creativity, and consider the continuity between home and the service. Here are a few simple ways to make this project happen.
Assess Your Space
Select the right furniture for the area. Children can benefit from things as simple as a refrigerator or a stove, or you can incorporate a full role play kitchen setting, inclusive of table and chairs. You simply have to choose the right theme and follow through with the purchase of the furniture that brings the idea to reality.
Place Your Furniture
You will also need to consider that the placement of the furniture ensures that children can move freely within the environment.
Usually there’s more than one child engaged in this are at any time, so we need to ensure that when setting up the space there is enough room for children to move around.
Locating the cosy home corner next to the blocks & construction area will allow for the extension of playtime and learning activities. This way, children can have fun without interfering with the activities of the rest of the group.
Make it Home-like
The purpose of this corner is to resemble the welcoming, warm atmosphere at home.
Add a beautiful tablecloth or some throw pillows and a nice fluffy rug to completely transform the area.
You can also incorporate cooking utensil and different items that children can use to role play and act out what they view in their home environment on a daily basis.
Home corners are practical and they’re becoming a popular alternative to more rigid classroom-like environments. If you need some help to put your home corner together, you can always rely on Step Learning Resources. https://step4.com.au/