Stacey Willett, from Queensland's Mackay, has revealed the terrifying moment she discovered her 18-month-old daughter Aurora swallowed a dummy in her sleep. Only realising the little girl had ingested the plastic product after they found it in her nappy the next morning.
Queensland’s Department of Education forced Little Ducks Childcare Centre on Brunswick Street to close its doors over concerns about a lack of fire exits.
A 10-month-old baby boy named Liam fractured his femur after spending the day at a Central Melbourne daycare centre.
On April 22 is Earth Day. This year's campaign is to End Plastic Pollution. As Educators, we spend our days setting up experiences for children to be engaged in by using a variety of resources and materials including the use of plastic.
There has been a product safety recall from Product Safety Australia regarding the DC Micro Pozers. They are bendable figures (7cm) with magnets in hands and feet. Figures include Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Supergirl, The Joker, Harley Quinn, Robin and Batgirl - purchased on 29 August 2017 to 9 March 2018.
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 99.3.
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.
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.
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