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Key changes and updates to the National Regulations and Law are now in full swing. These include supporting Family Day Care to achieve better compliance and quality across the whole sector and an introduction of a national educator to child…
From the 01 Oct, a new National Regulation will be put in place that will give Educators the right to overrule parents requests for their child's sleep arrangements to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
Today (Thursday 7th September), it is estimated that 3000 to 4000 Early Childhood Educators throughout Australia walked off the job at 3:20 pm to protest over pay conditions, calling for an increase of 35 per cent. It is the largest…
On Thursday, 7th September at 3:20pm Educators around Australia will walk off the job to demand higher wages.
A push is on to sideline Australia Day celebrations in Preschools and Childcare Settings due to the sensitivity about the event among Indigenous Australians. Activist group, Social Justice In Early Childhood, welcomed the City of Yarra’s decision this week, revealing…
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…

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