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As educators, we need to incorporate cultural celebrations within the setting in a sensitive and respectful manner by avoiding cultural tokenism - which is the act of making a small minimal effort towards something.
When working while pregnant, both parents are entitled to maternity and parental leave and this applies to all employees in Australia. It can be taken when you give birth, spouse/defacto partner give birth or adopting a child under 16 years of age. The information in this article provides details on maternity and parental paid and unpaid leave entitlements for full…
For Educators working while pregnant, there are a range of entitlements available to you. The following article provides you with information on entitlements such Special Maternity Leave, Safe Jobs, Protection From Discrimination and more. Click here to read: Work Entitlements For Pregnant Woman Working In Childcare
Throughout the year there are days that are declared Public Holidays. This is a national holiday and usually a non-working day during the year. The following article "Public Holiday Information For Educators In Australia" will provide you with information on your entitlements during public holidays. Such as RDO Falling On A Public Holiday, Public Holidays During Paid Leave, Payment During…
Under the National Quality Framework, it is a requirement to have Early Childhood Teachers (ECT’s) within a centre based service for preschool children and under. The following article "Requirements for Early Childhood Teachers within a Centre Based Service" provides information on the access of ECT’s required for a service based on approved places, actively working towards an ECT qualification, ECT’s…
For Educators working as an ECT (with a university degree) within a service, your rate of pay will come from the Educational Service Teachers Award, 2010. The following article "Early Childhood Teachers (ECT) Award Wages in Australia" includes a wage table and provides you with information on minimum wages, details of level structure, progression to the next level, director allowance…
Workplace Bullying is something that each of us may have experienced at some point of time in our industry. It makes you feel incompetent, it's depressing and you feel worthless. The following article Dealing With Workplace Bullying In Childcare gives you strategies on what to do if you are being bullied or if you are accused of being a bully.…
The minimum wage table available in the Childcare Wages In Australia article, has now been updated to reflect the 3.3% increase. The new wages will be effective from the first pay period from the 01 July 2017. The new pay rate is only available to those educators who are receiving minimum wages. If you are receiving above award wages, you…

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