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Up until the end of 2019, ACECQA has extended a transitional measure to allow primary school teachers to work within an early childhood setting. Primary school teachers working in early childhood will be able to be recognised as the equivalent to an early childhood teacher. 

In the past 2 years, corrupt family daycare providers have defrauded taxpayers of more than $1 billion through systemic rorting.

You’ve seen a job position that you’re interested in, you have a resume but it asks you to respond to the Key Selection Criteria. This outlines the qualities, knowledge and skills needed to complete the job and helps employers look for someone with a specific set of skills and experiences. 

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!

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.

As a childcare worker in Australia, your pay rate falls under the Children’s Services Award 2010. This award states the minimum amount that an employer can pay you based on your qualification and your position while working in an early learning centre.

How many times while working in childcare, you may have thought of opening up your own childcare centre? Being a boss, implementing your own ideas and suggestions, running things how you see fit. It’s a great opportunity to make a difference within the community and to offer your own experiences and knowledge. It may sound like a good idea but the reality of it, it’s a hard task! There are a lot of regulations, government policies and requirements that needs to be followed. However if you are willing to put the hard work in then it can be very rewarding! This article will provide you with information on what you need to do in order to start your own childcare business.

This article should give you a heads-up in preparing for an interview in a childcare centre for a traineeship, casual or a full-time position. This will give you guides on how to prepare for an interview in Childcare, Pre-school or any Early Childhood Settings, finding a suitable childcare centre to work, job interview questions you can be asked, resume and work experience requirements, questions you can ask, first impression, appearance & what to wear, other paper works required and more.

Firstly you need to think about whether you want to become a Director. Just because you are a good educator may not mean you will be a good Director. If you do not enjoy managing people, dealing with staff problems, talking about some things as they are uncomfortable topics to deal with, talk to parents who complain, do lots of mundane paperwork and sitting in an office staring at a computer screen, then most likely being a Director is NOT for you. There is no particular way to ‘become a Director’ however you can maximise your chances by doing some things.

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