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    If it can be linked to the learning happening in the room than yes, the assessor would allow it, as it would be a part of the programming for the child interested.
    all the parents in this thread calling us educators and expecting us to have knowledge so we are not just babysitters, have you ever taken into consideration the amount we get paid for the job we do?

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    It's not the parents calling you educators - that's what they are! At least at my one (and at $140 a day I would expect so).

    I called the staff child care workers at the start and was corrected as they are educators. That's why they have qualifications. You don't need a qualification to babysit.

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    My daycare also doesn't have a TV and I would not like them to have one, I just don't think it's the place for it.

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    I used to watch Animal Docos with the 4-5yr olds during rest time. I would stand next to the telly fielding questions , pointing things out and adding my own knowledge. Why did I use the telly? Because when your room is the only one out of 5 where the children don't sleep you do what you can to keep the noise levels down to provide opportunities for rest for the other children. We tried every trick in the book first but table activities and group times just didn't work for very long and we had to mop so couldn't have kids running around. This particular group always got very loud very quick.

    While I had the majority of children on the mat or reading quietly (which was their other option), the other staff were doing cleaning, doing heavy work with the special needs, and/or we were covering our own lunches so were down a staff member.

    Its not always as cut and dried as it seems.

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    I wouldn't have a problem with it although my DD doesn't go to day care, at home she only bops along to the music if the Telly is on (she's still pretty young). Even if she was watching it though it still wouldn't bother me unless it was going on for hours and the kids were not doing anything else during the day.

    Education and culture come from many different mediums and Telly is a huge part of our society. I grew up with very strict tv rules and to be honest I just feel left out a lot (even now when people talk about cartoons they loved, or movies that "everybody" has seen). I don't see the harm in allowing moderate use at either day care, school or anywhere else (again, as long as other things arn't being neglected for excessive viewing).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    It's not the parents calling you educators - that's what they are! At least at my one (and at $140 a day I would expect so).

    I called the staff child care workers at the start and was corrected as they are educators. That's why they have qualifications. You don't need a qualification to babysit.
    I think this is where the issue lies. Our job is important and should be respected. Parents pay crazy fees and expect their moneys worth. Our worth is not reflected in our pay and the amount of paperwork and additional duties we now have is insane and many parents just don't know. So in our mind we are going above and beyond and in the parents mind we should do more. (yes a generalisation).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tildy View Post
    I think this is where the issue lies. Our job is important and should be respected. Parents pay crazy fees and expect their moneys worth. Our worth is not reflected in our pay and the amount of paperwork and additional duties we now have is insane and many parents just don't know. So in our mind we are going above and beyond and in the parents mind we should do more. (yes a generalisation).
    Amen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tildy View Post
    I used to watch Animal Docos with the 4-5yr olds during rest time. I would stand next to the telly fielding questions , pointing things out and adding my own knowledge. Why did I use the telly? Because when your room is the only one out of 5 where the children don't sleep you do what you can to keep the noise levels down to provide opportunities for rest for the other children. We tried every trick in the book first but table activities and group times just didn't work for very long and we had to mop so couldn't have kids running around. This particular group always got very loud very quick.

    While I had the majority of children on the mat or reading quietly (which was their other option), the other staff were doing cleaning, doing heavy work with the special needs, and/or we were covering our own lunches so were down a staff member.

    Its not always as cut and dried as it seems.
    I've got 2 kids in the big room at daycare. They don't have a tv and many kids still sleep. Sometimes I ask them to put a bed out for my son if he's tired and he sleeps. The kids who don't sleep must sit on their mat and have quiet time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I've got 2 kids in the big room at daycare. They don't have a tv and many kids still sleep. Sometimes I ask them to put a bed out for my son if he's tired and he sleeps. The kids who don't sleep must sit on their mat and have quiet time.
    Which is brilliant in theory but the EYLF says we cant make kids stay on a bed, we must give them options. Add a couple of ASD kids and some with behavioural problems (most of which is undiagnosed so no funding for extra staff) and 3-4 staff isn't enough to maintain that and get the cleaning done as well as everyone having lunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tildy View Post
    Which is brilliant in theory but the EYLF says we cant make kids stay on a bed, we must give them options. Add a couple of ASD kids and some with behavioural problems (most of which is undiagnosed so no funding for extra staff) and 3-4 staff isn't enough to maintain that and get the cleaning done as well as everyone having lunch.
    I just asked my daughter who is 5 what she has to do during rest time. She said they don't have to sit on a mat anymore but they do have to read a book quietly. I asked if they're allowed to do anything else and she said no.


 
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