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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…
Parent / Educator meetings help build respectful and positive relationships and enable educators and parents to share information about the child. Meetings add to the casual, daily conversations that you have with families by providing more detailed information about children's achievements and allow time for deep conversation. Having a meeting with parents can be nerve wrecking and make you feel…
With Winter just around the corner, it's important to take precautions to stay healthy during the cold season. The following article Educators Guide To Staying Healthy provides information for educators on how to prevent cold and flu, cold and flu symptoms, taking sick leave, foods to include to prevent yourself from falling sick at work and more. Click here to…
The Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines supports kindergarten teachers’ professional practice in a range of contexts across Queensland. The guideline is based on the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF) and embraces the inclusive vision that “all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life”. Here is a list of the QKLG, that can be used as…
NSW Health has issued an alert for an outbreak of measles in South Western and Western Sydney. It is important for everyone to ensure that they have received at least two doses of measles containing vaccine (MMR). Infants and young children are vaccinated with measles containing vaccine at 12 months and 18 months of age. Older children and adults born…
The National Quality Standard contains 18 standards with two or three standards in each quality area. These standards are high-level outcome statements. Under each standard sit elements that describe the outcomes that contribute to the standard being achieved. There are 58 elements in total. The following article "The National Quality Standard and Elements" is a quick reference guide for educators…

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