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Four children have been hospitalised after they contracted gastroenteritis at the same childcare centre in Sydney's lower north shore.
In the past 2 years, corrupt family daycare providers have defrauded taxpayers of more than $1 billion through systemic rorting.
From the 01 July 2016, the Fair Work commission has announced a 2.4% increase to minimum wages. This will apply from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2016.
Implementing a preschool program in the early childhood setting enables children to develop their developmental skills in key learning areas such as literacy, numeracy and self help skills.
Since January 01 2016, there has been alot of talk regarding the new No Jab, No Play legislation for early childhood services.Under this new law a child cannot attend a service until acceptable vaccination documentation is provided.
This is a great opportunity for ECT's in NSW to become accredited, which supports quality teaching and recognises the invaluable role you play within the community!
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has conducted testing on a range of wax crayons and identified traces of asbestos in a number of crayon products.
According to the Australian Medical Association, Queensland is on the brink of an influenza epidemic with thousands of cases been diagnosed just this month (August).
Australian Skills Quality Authority has found that 70% of childcare courses take less than a year to complete, instead of the minimum of 12 to 24 months requirement, making the majority of educators working in child care centres inadequately trained.
Whooping cough outbreaks have been on the rise across the country. Cases are up between of 100 to 300 percent across Australian states.
To support the delivery of preschool programs for children in long day care centres, a $20 million fund has recently been announced for NSW.
A new QLD law may be introduced by January 2016 that enables childcare centres in Queensland to reject enrolments based on immunisation status.

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