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A 10-week-old infant severely scratched by another child at a Melbourne childcare service had to be transported to the hospital, after the infant was covered in over a dozen scratches.

The ongoing staffing crisis across the Early Childhood Education and Care sector has been reflected in recent operational data provided by Australian Childcare Alliances members in a national survey.  Conducted in two tranches, the survey showed the majority of ECEC services are being forced to cap enrolments as they simply don’t have enough staff to meet the legal ratio requirements of educators to children.

At around 12.30 pm on Thursday 25th May, Queensland Ambulance Service was called to Milestones Early Learning Centre in Keperra, in the northwest of Brisbane, where several kids were experiencing a variety of symptoms after eating lunch.

After 'fake' Bluey episodes were discovered on the well-known social media platform, there are new warnings about the risks of allowing young children to watch YouTube.

On TikTok, a Victorian mother shared that her daughter's early childhood service sends home dinner for parents every night. 

Data showed that fewer kids are attending preschool, and experts have called once again for universal free childcare. According to the figures, which the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released recently there were 4,575 fewer kids registered in childcare programmes in 2022 than there were in 2021, a 1.3% decline.

A warning for parents has been issued in response to an increase in the number of cases of a highly contagious flu that is spreading through childcare facilities in New South Wales.

The Bachelor of Education - The Early Years (Accelerated pathway program) 2 Year Degree, is available online and full-time only to students who have completed a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and have the equivalent of 2 years of full-time work experience within the early childhood education sector.

From 1 July 2023, large providers must report financial information, including information about revenue, profits, and leasing arrangements to the Department Of Education.

On Saturday 27th May, United Workers Union members are campaigning for a 25 per cent wage increase to address the workforce crisis in Australia’s early learning sector.
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