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Encouraging Independence

Gabby Leen 16th Apr 2019

Self-help skills are those which are necessary for basic daily life, such as brushing teeth, getting dressed, feeding oneself and more.

The Work of the Child

Gabby Leen 22nd Mar 2019

Albert Einstein once said: “play is the highest form of research”. Play presents the mini Einsteins around us with unlimited opportunities. It allows the imagination...

Embedding Critical Reflection and Reflective Practices

Kheang Ly 1st Jan 2019

One of the biggest challenges for services as mentioned by ACECQA from their evaluations in 2018 are Centres are not embedding critical reflection and reflective practices. Read more to see how we can help...

How OWNA Made $250,000 for our Centres

Kheang Ly 28th Nov 2018

Since the launch of our Casual Bookings feature into our App (in mid March 2018) we have worked out to date we have generated over $250,000 in extra revenues for our Centres. WOW!

National Children's Week 2018

Lucinda Russo 24th Oct 2018

This week OWNA Childcare App is putting business to the side to recognise Australia’s National Children’s Week! This week always falls around International Children’s Day, which occurs on the 4th Wednesday of October. It’s a week designed to celebrate children and to pay our respect to the wonder and awe childhood brings...

Second Language Acquisition in Early Childhood

Gabby Leen 3rd Apr 2019

During the first years of a child’s life the foundations for learning, thinking and other cognitive processes are laid down....

Congratulations to Revesby Uniting Church Child Care

Kheang Ly 22nd Feb 2019

We just want to congratulate one of our centres "Congratulations to Revesby Uniting Church Child Care" in Revesby NSW on achieving EXCEEDING".

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Kheang Ly 21st Dec 2018

Firstly we wanted to say thank you for a great year. The OWNA Childcare App platform has grown from strength to strength on the back of all your feedback, usage and innovative suggestions. We couldn't have done it without all your support.

New App Features - November 2018

Lucinda Russo 17th Nov 2018

The OWNA Childcare App is evolving! With the launch of our new FREEMIUM App version, we’ve had a busy time. Just as we like it! We pride ourselves on being responsive to user feedback, reflecting on policy requirements...

The Fundamental Issue

Lucinda Russo 16th Oct 2018

If you’re an Early Childhood Education professional in Australia lately, your ears might be burning. It’s an industry frequently making the headlines, but not for the reasons we’d like it to be. The endless research demonstrating the benefits of Early Childhood Education across the lifespan is rarely making it to the news desk. But what does, you ask?

Happy 50th Birthday to The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Gabby Leen 3rd Apr 2019

2019 marks the 50th birthday of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. A book that holds a large place in the hearts of children...

Technology In Childcare & Early Years Education

Kheang Ly 11th Feb 2019

Today I want to talk about technology and why everyone in childcare needs to stay on top of it or at least be aware of it and the changes that it brings.

OWNA Community Educator Forum

Lucinda Russo 13th Dec 2018

Nothing gets an educator more inspired and ready to hit the ground running than hearing the accomplishments, trials and investigations of other educators. There is a certain feeling when you're sitting in a room full of equally passionate and eager ...

Freemium - Free Childcare App For Your Centre

Kheang Ly 5th Nov 2018

We have made the decision to offer the OWNA App for free. You are probably thinking - “Are they crazy?” and “Why would they do that?” The Freemium App has many features that most Centres need on a daily basis...

Welcome to our Blog

Kheang Ly 10th Oct 2018

We have started our Blog. Yay! It has always been a goal of OWNA to try and keep Centres, Parents, Educators and whoever are keen on Early Childhood Education abreast of what is happening on all fronts, be it Technology, Regulations and Compliance, Industry Changes and so forth. So hopefully by following our Blog we can keep everyone aware of what is happening in the industry.

Parent Anxiety

Parent Contributor 26th Mar 2019

The guilt associated with leaving your little one at a daycare centre can sometimes be overwhelming, along with my partner being the sole careers of our little boy for the first six month I felt a...

You Are What You Eat

Gabby Leen 25th Mar 2019

As educators, we know that your children need suitable fuel to keep them running around, exploring their environments and learning at what seems like an impossible rate.

Congratulations to Aurora Early Education

Kheang Ly 4th Dec 2018

We just want to congratulate one of our centres "Aurora Early Education" in Rowville VIC on achieving EXCEEDING" in their recent A&R. We are glad that OWNA was able to play a small part in helping Aurora Early Education achieved this great result.

Emergency and Evacuation Procedures

Lucinda Russo 29th Nov 2018

Regulation 97 of the National Education and Care Regulations states all services must participate in rehearsal emergency procedures every three months. According to regulation 168 all services must provide instructions of what must be done....

Beyond Blue - Be You Initiative

Lucinda Russo 1st Nov 2018

Did you know that 560,000 children aged 4-17 presented with a mental health issue in the past year alone? That’s over half a million Aussie children needing help. In response to this Beyond Blue, in collaboration with Early Childhood Education Australia and headspace, have today launched their Be You initiative.