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As part of a $53 million Mental Health in Education program, announced by the Turnbull government, three-year-olds in childcare and students from preschool and kindergarten upwards will be taught about suicide awareness and mental health. Early Childhood Australia CEO Sam…
From the 01 July 2017, the Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.3% increase in minimum wages. The increase will apply to base rates of pay from the first full pay period starting on or after 01 July 2017.
From 01 Feb 2018, a revised NQS will be introduced to help clarify how quality is rated in education and care services.
ACECQA is very concerned that some educators with first aid certificates are not trained in medical emergencies, due to the fact that dodgy training colleges are handing out qualifications to incompetent students. NSW Early Childhood Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said…
NSW Health has issued an alert for an outbreak of measles in South Western and Western Sydney. Three infants and a young adult from the western Sydney region, and a young adult from Queensland who spent time in far northern…
Parents who do not wish to vaccinate their children on conscientious grounds are banned from having their children enrolled in child care centres in NSW.
There is an urgent recall regarding EpiPen 300 Batches, following consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The urgent recall is for 4 batches of EpiPen 300 with the following batch numbers and an expiry of Apr 17: 5FA665 5FA6651…
On Wednesday March 8 (International Woman's Day), at 3:20pm, childcare educators across Australia are set to walk off the job to protest pay rates and draw attention to the large pay gap between male and female dominated professions. Childcare union…
From March 13th, there will be changes within Family Day Care services, which will include new maximum rates and age limits for children accessing child care fee assistance.
The educational Ministers throughout Australian states and territories have agreed to changes to the National Quality Framework.
This morning, Senator Leyonhjelm went on Sunrise to face the backlash he had received over the comments he made during the interview on The Project. Sunrise presenter Mon told Mr Leyonhjelm that he caused backlash overnight because he had described…
Water beads are causing serious concerns and parents are being warned of the potentially deadly risk these pose to children.

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