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.
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.
There has been a product safety recall from Product Safety Australia for the Jumbo Wooden Xylophone and Big W Girls Bomber Jacket.
Thousands of children across Australia may be at risk after a loophole for dodgy childcare centre operators to buy businesses without a safety audit.
There has been a product safety recall from Product Safety Australia regarding the Cotton On Kids— Baby Summer Bundler Sleeping Bag, purchased between 1 October 2017 - 8 December 2017.
There has been a product safety recall from Product Safety Australia for the VTech Baby Pack & Go Travel Mobile and VTech Baby Shake and Sing Elephant Rattle
From the 01 Oct, a new National Regulation will be put in place that will give Educators the right to overrule parents requests for their child's sleep arrangements to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
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