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At a Fair Work Commision hearing, set in Sydney today, ECT's will be demanding equal pay with primary school teachers, with an overall increase in salaries. It will be a pay rise of $32.000 if ECT's win.

It is now mandatory for Educators in Victoria to report suspicions of sexual abuse as part of Victoria's government's response to the child sex abuse royal commision.

To help attract more students, the NSW government will cover 75 percent of TAFE course fees for Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, which should deliver a $5000 saving.

No extension of universal access in the year before schooling, no further funding for state and regulatory authorities and just 2 years of funding for ACECQA and no development of workforce strategy for those wanting to pursue early childhood qualifications. 

When working as a casual, do you know your rights and entitlements? What are your minimum hours? What are you expected to do as a casual? The following information will help casual employed Educators understand their entitlements and tips on working as a casual.

As an Educator, writing a personal philosophy is a great way for others to read what your values and beliefs are in regards to early childhood education.

When you're looking for a new Educator to join the team, you want someone who is knowledgeable, may have had some experience and is qualified. However, at times you may be suspicious due to the qualification the Educator has received yet the knowledge that they share or the answers to questions just don't match up.

When going for a job interview the most nerve wrecking part of it, is answering those questions that may be asked. As an Educator, you will need to be familiar with a variety of topics from knowing about the approved frameworks (EYLF, MTOP etc.), to understanding how to handle scenario type questions. Each service brings different types of interview questions that may be asked. Here is a collection of interview questions that you can prepare for.

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 ratio of 1:15 for services providing education and care to school age children.

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 gives birth or adopting a child under 16 years of age. 

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