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July 2018

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What does leadership look like in child care?

What does leadership look like in child care?

Running a successful child care operation relies on teamwork, but what role…

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What does leadership look like in child care?
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What does leadership look like in child care?
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Forbes magazine contributor Kevin Kruse defines leadership as “a process of social influence which maximises the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal”.
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Xplor
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May 2018

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Early Learning Educators Talk to Start Up Van

Early Learning Educators Talk to Start Up Van
 

Faye and Mark Woodland with Start Up Van
Graham: Derrick, Fay, welcome to…

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Early Learning Educators Talk to Start Up Van
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Early Learning Educators Talk to Start Up Van
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Faye Woodland shares her experience and predictions on the future of education in early learning. Listen to the insightful video about this educators experiences.
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Xplor
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Beer with edutech entrepreneur – Mark Woodland

Childcare Education Revolution

Daycare Education Revolution
Mark Woodland: Xplor and with a decent market share we’d probably be a $6 to…

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Beer with edutech entrepreneur – Mark Woodland
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Beer with edutech entrepreneur – Mark Woodland
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When Mark Woodland told his friends that he was going to quit the  Army, put his own ambitions aside to help his mother run a daycare centre, not a lot of people thought that this was a horse to bet on. Today though, he's entrepreneur of the year with an estimated net worth of 54 million dollars and more importantly, he and his crew are helping to revolutionize the way we educate our kids
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Xplor
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Mark and Xplor Transforming Childcare

Mark Woodland at Tech23

Tech23 Education Presentation
Hi, my name is Mark. I walk around a lot. I’ll try and stay…

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Mark and Xplor Transforming Childcare
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Mark and Xplor Transforming Childcare
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Hi, my name is Mark. my story started with my mother. She was a school teacher and she was a school teacher for her whole career and she started off as a kindergarten teacher, and went through school in ranks. And what she did, and it was a really poor decision-making but she retired and she invested all of her super into buy a childcare centre, a 33 place childcare centre in Melbourne, with this goal of being able to teach and mold the future and do amazing things in education but she quickly realized that 90% of her job is chasing fees, collecting enrolments, making sure parents signed on these stupid pieces of paper at the right time at the right moment and got their signatures in the right spot.
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Xplor
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Xplor’s ChildCare Management Software Explained

DayCare Management Solutions

ChildCare Management Software (CCMS)
Mark Woodland: Xplor is a digital solution for the childcare industry, it connects families,…

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Xplor’s ChildCare Management Software Explained
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Xplor’s ChildCare Management Software Explained
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As an educator of many years, it's so easy. Instead of doing reams, and reams, and reams of paperwork, I can take photographs, I can link them with the Early Learning framework, I can shoot it away to the parents, and it's done in two seconds. If I can learn how to do it at a 103-years-old, then anyone can do it.
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Xplor
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Relentlessly Changing Education

Mark Woodland – EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

Launched in Australia in 2001, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program…

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Relentlessly Changing Education
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Relentlessly Changing Education
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My name is Mark Woodland. I'm the CEO of Xplor. The best way to describe Xplor is an end-to-end software platform that automates all the basic functionality of a school or child care centre. There's a lot of administration, a lot of regulation with schools and child care services, lots of paperwork. Xplor steps into that realm and automates all of that so they don't have to do it and they can focus on teaching.
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Xplor
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Educator Qualifications and Minimum Requirements

Early Learning and Child Care Centre Educator Qualifications and Minimum Requirements

Certifications and Degrees for ChildCare
Child care is a popular…

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Educator Qualifications and Minimum Requirements
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Educator Qualifications and Minimum Requirements
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Child care is a popular and fast-growing industry for employment opportunities, but understanding the minimum qualifications and training requirements can be confusing. The Australian child care industry has undergone significant change and growth in recent years, presenting many positive developments for child care operators, educators, children and their families.
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Xplor
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We need Great Teachers in Early Learning

We need Great Teachers in Early Learning

ChildCare Needs Great Teachers
As a society, we spend an inordinate amount of time,…

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We need Great Teachers in Early Learning
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We need Great Teachers in Early Learning
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As a society, we spend an inordinate amount of time, resources and money looking at how to improve the quality of education in our schools. The questions we ask ourselves are always the same. How do we improve the quality of teaching and learning? (and its corollary, our examination results?) How do we make our children more motivated and competitive? And how do we get children to value and ‘own’ their education?
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Xplor
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Unlearn

Unlearn

Reverse the learning
The more experienced we are, the more unlearning we have to do.

We enter this world as creators,…

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Unlearn
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Unlearn
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Reverse the learning The more experienced we are, the more unlearning we have to do. We enter this world as creators, curious to discover ways to express ourselves visually, auditorily, kinesthetically. But, over time, we are taught to be more “realistic,” to be “safe” and “reasonable” and “normal.” When, in truth, we never wanted to be safe or reasonable. Maybe we wanted to be normal, but today’s normality template is far from what most of us had in mind at age five.
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Xplor
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Finding a Quality Child Care Centre

Finding a Quality Child Care Centre

The Search for a Quality Child Care Centre
We are lucky to be spoilt for…

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Finding a Quality Child Care Centre
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Finding a Quality Child Care Centre
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The Search for a Quality Child Care Centre We are lucky to be spoilt for choice when it comes to the number and quality of child care services available to us in Australia. Nation-wide operational requirements set by the National Quality Framework help to ensure all registered child care providers and early learning programs adhere to the same minimum standards.
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Xplor
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Top Child Care Influencers & Resources 2017

Top Child Care Influencers & Resources 2017

Child Care Influencers & Resources
I’m pleased to have collated the Best resource list…

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Top Child Care Influencers & Resources 2017
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Top Child Care Influencers & Resources 2017
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Child Care Influencers & Resources I’m pleased to have collated the Best resource list for childcare administrators and educators to ensure they have the greatest access to resources and support. This list is aimed to offer you a shortlist for early learning education-related support blogs, influencers for your daycare centre. My goal is to update the list every year to ensure its accuracy with new market trends.
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Xplor
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Save Time Child Care Admin Task Automation

Save Time Child Care Admin Task Automation

Automation is not a job killer
Automation may be considered a job killer, but…

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Save Time Child Care Admin Task Automation
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Save Time Child Care Admin Task Automation
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Automation is not a job killer Automation may be considered a job killer, but it’s also a life-saver for childcare services who are looking for ways to streamline daily tasks while saving both time and money. Sound impossible? It’s already a reality. And, it’s time for you to start embracing this technology. Need a place to start? Here are 11 tasks that you should be automating if you want to save an hour a day.
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Xplor
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Understanding the Child Care Management System

Understanding the Child Care Management System

The New Child Care Management System
As parents and child care service providers well know,…

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Understanding the Child Care Management System
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Understanding the Child Care Management System
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The New Child Care Management System As parents and child care service providers well know, leaving your children in care and heading off to work can, at times, be heart-wrenching. But technology is helping to bridge the gap, keeping children and their families connected even when they’re apart.
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Xplor
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What Providers Need to Know The new Childcare Subsidy

What Providers Need to Know The new Childcare Subsidy

What the new CCS means for ChildCare Services and Providers.

From July…

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What Providers Need to Know The new Childcare Subsidy
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What Providers Need to Know The new Childcare Subsidy
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What the new CCS means for ChildCare Services and Providers. From July 2, 2018, a new childcare package will be in place across Australia. There will be several major changes to child care operations, including a new Child Care Subsidy and the introduction of a new Child Care IT System. To help child care providers prepare for the change, we’ve put together a 6-part series to guide you through the transition. The Child Care Subsidy will replace the current Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate as part of Australia’s new Child Care Package.
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Xplor
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The real cost of administration and paperwork in child care

The real cost of administration and paperwork in child care

The real cost of administration in child care
It can be…

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The real cost of administration and paperwork in child care
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The real cost of administration and paperwork in child care
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The real cost of administration in child care It can be surprising for those new to childcare just how much time administrative tasks and paperwork take up on a daily basis. While essential for the smooth operation of child care and early learning services, unfortunately, these responsibilities often leave less time for educators to immerse themselves in teaching and caring for children.
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Xplor
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Early Learning is Not Babysitting

Early Learning is Not Baby Sitting

Childcare is Not Baby Sitting
One of the greatest insults for parents, teachers and early…

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Early Learning is not Babysitting
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Early Learning is not Babysitting
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Childcare is Not Baby Sitting One of the greatest insults for parents, teachers and early childhood educators is to suggest early learning is merely ‘babysitting’. Early childhood educators and teachers invest years of training to gain their child care qualifications, and dedicate themselves to ongoing upskilling while improving their knowledge to provide the best possible service for children and their families.
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Xplor
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September 2017

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5 Reasons to Teach Children Robotics

5 Reasons to Teach Children Robotics

Educate Kids with Robotics
Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students…

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5 Reasons to Teach Children Robotics
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5 Reasons to Teach Children Robotics
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Educate Kids with Robotics Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this? The Queensland government has just announced plans to make teaching robotics compulsory in its new curriculum – aimed at students from prep through to year 10.
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Xplor
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May 2017

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10 Steps to Teach Your Children Entrepreneurship

10 Steps to Teach Your Children Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Taught to Kids
What business owner doesn’t wish similar entrepreneurial success for their…

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10 Steps to Teach Your Children Entrepreneurship
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10 Steps to Teach Your Children Entrepreneurship
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What business owner doesn’t wish similar entrepreneurial success for their children, whether they have hopes to pass on the family business one day or can see their child creating their own. I love teaching children how to become leaders, develop confidence, and learn how to create successful lives through sports training and entrepreneurial education. Here are some steps to teaching your children to become budding entrepreneurs.
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Xplor
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