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Category Archives: Childcare

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Measuring up to our siblings

We are born into our family and the relationships within weave the fabric of life. Children learn social competencies and social norms through their interactions with parents and siblings and family life becomes a complex, dynamic experience that has a direct influence on how they feel about themselves. The need to feel loved and to

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The notion of child-care

Children deserve the best possible care for their well-being and development. It is imperative that safe and developmentally appropriate children's services are available to promote the holistic development of children and their families. The traditional aim of a child care centre is to provide a place for working parents to leave their children during working […]

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Baby Sign Language

From the moment babies are born, they start to communicate by using sound and natural gestures.  Baby Sign Language exploits this natural ability of babies and uses sign language to encourage two-way communication between parents and babies, before the babies can talk. Baby Sign has been steadily gaining in popularity worldwide and has many benefits […]

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Temper Tantrums in Kids

Temper tantrums are considered an essential part of child development which are expected to emerge during the toddler period (18months -3years). This period is a time of intense physical growth accompanied by increased activity. During this developmental stage, the child is expected to establish a distinct self that is separate from her parents. This explains […]

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Free childcare to help families achieve a work/life balance

The Free Childcare for All scheme, is a budgetary measure for 2014, announced by the Ministry of Finance and implemented by the Ministry for Education and Employment.  The Scheme started  in April 2014, with more than 95 % of the registered child care centres applying to form part of it. New child care centres opening in Malta and Gozo […]

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Deciding on childcare

Deciding on Childcare – Where do I start? Choosing the right childcare may seem like a daunting task, especially if it is your first time. In today's society, where it is becoming increasingly common for mum to return to work after maternity leave, having to rely on childcare is not an easy decision. Trust your […]

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A day in the life of… Andrea Cassar

Where do I begin!! My days are very hectic but I wouldn't want to change them for anything in the world. My typical day starts at 6 am. My alarm goes off and every day I realise that I didn't get enough sleep. Yet sleeping that extra 20 min is not going to change anything […]

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Traumatic injuries to children's teeth

AT THE DENTIST  It is an unfortunate fact that children of all ages can suffer injuries to their teeth during the course of their daily activities. Injuries can start as early as the first teeth being present in the mouth. Falls or cot injuries may affect newly erupted teeth by loosening them, intruding them into […]