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The Big Hearted Podcast
The Big Hearted Podcast
Victoria Edmond

The Big Hearted Podcast has been created for educators to find inspiration and gather ideas for their own educational practice and to... more

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A Fuelled Up Life with Sammi Jaeger

Fuel Up Your Life with Sammy Jaeger Episode Overview: Today's episode welcomes the delightful Sammy Jaeger, an entrepreneur, integrator coach,... more

17 Apr 2024 · 1 hour,
Do you own your business, or does your business own you?

In today's episode, we look at the intricate dance of owning your business versus being owned by it. I speak... more

10 Apr 2024 · 28 minutes
Rekindling Joy in Early Years Education

Welcome to the Big-Hearted Podcast. In today's episode, we have the pleasure of hearing from the vibrant and insightful Melissa... more

02 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Dealing with Trolls

Welcome to the Big Hearted Podcast. Today, I'm venturing into the often-sensitive territory of dealing with criticism and feedback within... more

06 Mar 2024 · 38 minutes
Out of the Box with Rachel Smith

In this week's episode, we dive into the journey of Rachel Smith, a remarkable family day care (FDC) educator with... more

27 Feb 2024 · 50 minutes
Throwing the Challenge to You!

Welcome to this week's episode of the Big Hearted Podcast, where we looking into innovative approaches to documentation in family... more

21 Feb 2024 · 22 minutes
From Detection to Prevention: Conversations on Child Safety with Kristi McVee

GPT In this deeply impactful episode of the Big Hearted Podcast, we delve into the critical and sensitive issue of... more

13 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Programming is not Confusing: Unless you make it so!

Episode Summary: Today's podcast explores the simplicity of programming and planning in early childhood education when approached with clarity. We... more

06 Feb 2024 · 25 minutes
Permission to Love Yourself First

In the latest #bigheartedpodcast episode, Carol Robinson steps up to the mic with a message that resonates with every family... more

30 Jan 2024 · 57 minutes
Having an Honest Look at Yourself

As a Family Day Care (FDC) educator, personal responsibility plays an important role in ensuring a high-quality care and educational... more

23 Jan 2024 · 33 minutes
Starting the Year feeling Meh?

Language Warning! I dropped a few tiny words that are not appropriate for children! In this episode of the Big... more

17 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
New Year, New Focus: What will your word for 2024 be?

Hello there, It's Victoria here, and I'm delighted to be back in the podcast chair after a little break. I've... more

10 Jan 2024 · 30 minutes
Sustainability in FDC: It aint just being green!

Sustainability in FDC: It Ain't Just Being Green! Welcome, dear listeners, wherever you find yourself on this delightful day. Grab... more

25 Oct 2023 · 44 minutes
The Role of Confidence

Let's look at self confidence, and the many varied ways it has an impact on our lives, and how we... more

17 Oct 2023 · 32 minutes
Nurturing Deep Connections: The Essence of Relationship Building in FDC

Hello, my fabulous listeners! Today, we're diving headfirst into the heart of family daycare: fostering deep, meaningful connections with the... more

11 Oct 2023 · 49 minutes

THE HARMONY OF STRUCTURE AND FREEDOM IN FDC Hello, Big Hearted community! Today, I dive deep into a topic close... more

05 Oct 2023 · 31 minutes
Taking Personal Responsibility

Personal Responsibility Empowering Educators: A Comprehensive Exploration into Personal Responsibility. Today’s discussion undoubtedly challenges prevalent educational narratives, focusing on the... more

27 Sep 2023 · 46 minutes
Redefining Traditions: Guarding Energy, Embracing Challenges, and Cultivating Genuine Connections

In this soul-touching episode, join us as we talk through deep reflections, life experiences, and insights that might just reshape... more

12 Sep 2023 · 53 minutes
Finding Balance in your Business and Life

Finding Balance and Boosting Your FDC Vibe! Hello, hello, we're diving right back into the world of deep self care,... more

06 Sep 2023 · 49 minutes
Why I created the Summit

Hello, lovely listeners! No matter when you're tuning in, whether it's morning, afternoon, or evening, I'm sending you a warm... more

23 Aug 2023 · 38 minutes
The Benifits of Virtual PD

Hey there, beautiful FDC family! 🎙️💕 Today, we're cozying up with a cuppa to chat about something close to our... more

15 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
How to balance it all

In this podcast episode, celebrating the my birthday, the focus is on the transformative power of connection and community. I... more

08 Aug 2023 · 24 minutes
Community and the Lifelong Benifits

Welcome to the Big Hearted POdcast, where I am talking all things Connections and Community in FDC Summit! In this... more

02 Aug 2023 · 30 minutes
FDC Summit on Connections and Communities, and why these go hand in hand!

Hello, hello, and welcome to this week's podcast. It has been a couple of weeks since I've been on the... more

26 Jul 2023 · 33 minutes
Exploring the signs of Burnout

Hey there, welcome back to another episode of the podcast! I'm so thrilled to continue our conversation on self-care because... more

11 Jul 2023 · 31 minutes
The Importance of Deep Self Care and Professional Development

In this episode of The Big Hearted Podcast, we uncover the hidden parallels between gardening and building a successful business.... more

28 Jun 2023 · 39 minutes
Risk Assessment in FDC

Description: In this episode, we explore the critical role of risk assessments in family day care settings to prioritize child... more

13 Jun 2023 · 50 minutes
Setting Fair Fees

Welcome to another inspiring episode of The Big Hearted Podcast! In today's episode, we dive deep into the world of... more

06 Jun 2023 · 40 minutes
Exploring Pediatric Occupational Therapy in Early Childhood Education

In this episode, we explore the world of pediatric occupational therapy. Our guest, Sally Galloway, an experienced pediatric occupational therapist,... more

31 May 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
The Power of Goal Setting in Early Childhood Education

Podcast Episode: The Power of Setting Goals in Early Childhood Education In this episode, we will embark on a fascinating... more

23 May 2023 · 48 minutes
Merging Early Childhood Education and Yoga: Empowering Children with Mindful Practices

Welcome to our podcast, where we discuss the importance of mindfulness and natural therapies for children with our guest, Michelle... more

17 May 2023 · 58 minutes
Speak about Speech with Emily Mackie

In this episode of the Big Hearted Podcast, host Victoria Edmond interviews Emily Mackey, a speech pathologist and founder of... more

26 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
What you actually get inside The Essential Elements

In this episode, I dive into the essential elements course. I designed this to help you create nourishing work habits... more

29 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
Helicopter to Hands Off...what is this all about?

This podcast will discuss the mini course "helicopter to hands-off", which opens Monday, the 27th of March. I talk about... more

21 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
Working Seasonally, and it ain't what you think!

In this episode, I talk about a revelation I had today, tht saw me complete a MASSIVE task, and get... more

16 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
Being Aware Of What You Say

The Importance of Mindfulness in Communication with Children Communication is an essential aspect of human interaction, and it becomes even... more

07 Mar 2023 · 54 minutes
Lil Fi Shares How To Use Music Intentionaly Within Your Program

I want to introduce you to Lil Fee, a talented musician and educator with a remarkable career journey. Lil Fee... more

28 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Candy Lawrence - Shares unique insights into learning about life from spectacular children.

Candy is a retired, multi-qualified educator of children of all ages. She was diagnosed as highly gifted at 4 and... more

21 Feb 2023 · 56 minutes
Incorporating Loose Parts Into Your Practice | Feat. Katrina Keegan

Today we chat with Katrina Keegan from Bella Vintage resources.  Katrina has worked in ECEC for 32 years, 26 of those... more

14 Feb 2023 · 52 minutes
Intentional Teaching

Time and time again we see educators struggling with the idea of ‘intentional teaching’ and making it farrrr more complicated... more

06 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Welcome to 2023!

Welcome to 2023! Victoria is kicking off season two of the Big Hearted Podcast with her first solo session! Join her... more

18 Jan 2023 · 49 minutes
Protecting children: proactive vs. reactive approaches | Feat. Kristi McVee

Today's recording comes with a trigger warning. We will be discussing child sexual abuse. This is our last episode of season... more

21 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Authentically Embedding Indigenous Perspectives In FDC | Feat. Jess Staines

In this episode of The Big Hearted Podcast, Victoria talks with Jessica Staines from Koori Curriculum. They discuss some of... more

13 Dec 2022 · 50 minutes
Women In Business: Achieving A Healthy Work/Life Blend | Feat. Donna Hann

Dipping her toe in business at the age of 19, Donna has a long term fascination and love for entrepreneurship. Her... more

06 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Organising Your FDC Space | Feat. Susie Willett

Today we're speaking with Susie Willett, owner and operator of a very brand new business called The Organized Educator. Susie... more

29 Nov 2022 · 47 minutes
The Future Direction of Family Day Care in Australia | Feat. Jason De Bakker

Today we are talking with Jason De Bakker, who is the CEO of Family Day Care Queensland. We discuss the new government that... more

22 Nov 2022 · 1 hour,
Taking A Neurodiversity-affirming Approach | Feat. Adina Levy

This week we have an incredible interview with Adina Levy from Play Learn Chat. Adina is a speech pathologist, but... more

15 Nov 2022 · 51 minutes
Women's Health, Energy Levels and The Importance of Art | Feat. Catherine Haigh

Today we are speaking to the beautiful Catherine Haigh - children's author and women's worker. Catherine and I go into... more

08 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Accountability, Personal Transformation And Taking Control Of Your Mindset | Feat. Kell Quarrell

Kell is a Coach and Speaker who supports and empowers women with accountability and transformational strategies so they can take... more

01 Nov 2022 · 44 minutes
Sustainability: Environmental, Social and Personal | Feat. Cat Jackson

In this episode, we're talking with Cat Jackson! Cat is a passionate and inspiring early childhood teacher. She currently works... more

25 Oct 2022 · 36 minutes
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Taking A Neurodiversity-affirming Approach | Feat. Adina Levy
The Big Hearted Podcast

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This week we have an incredible interview with Adina Levy from Play Learn Chat. Adina is a speech pathologist, but she prefers... more