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Parents using childcare services will now need to fill in an online form to make sure they can continue to receive government subsidies for fees.
The federal government is trialling a STEM program for preschoolers in a bid to encourage interest in the sector from a young age.
A reminder for NSW Early Childhood Services, that The Quality Learning Environment program is offering grants of up to $15,000 (excluding GST). These are available to services to enhance their learning environments, for example with minor construction, equipment or other…
The Free SAFE Training Workshops (available in NSW) has been developed as a tool for child-related educators who want to introduce the concept of personal safety in a non-confrontational way to children under the age of six.
For all services, both persons in day-to-day charge and all nominated supervisors must complete an approved child protection course.
The ACT's 354 National Quality Framework-approved early childhood services reported more than 500 serious incidents last financial year, translating to an average of almost 150 serious incidents per 100 National Quality Framework-approved services - well above the national average of…
Victorian researchers have found that by the time a child turns three and a half, a quarter of children's energy intake was fueled by foods deemed too high in saturated fat or sugar to belong in the five healthy food…
A Perth childcare has been fined $10,000 after a 10-month child was bitten all over her body by another child while unsupervised at the centre last year.
Early childhood services and school within NSW, will run supervised tooth brushing classes to battle high tooth decay.
Illawarra child care provider Big Fat Smile has been fined $24,000 fine, plus costs, after a sleeping three-year-old boy was left undiscovered at a Wollongong centre for almost an hour after closing time.
Three Perth women have had their child care supervisor accreditation cancelled, and one faced a criminal charge after a six-year-old autistic boy was smacked and had soap put in his mouth.
Clarence Valley Day Care is the first Family Day Care in Australia to teach children about bullying, after recognising one in 4 children will be bullied before school.
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