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The minimum wage table available in the Childcare Wages In Australia article, has now been updated to reflect the 3.3% increase. The new wages will be effective from the first pay period from the 01 July 2017. The new pay rate is only available to those educators who are receiving minimum wages. If you are receiving above award wages, you…
Parent / Educator meetings help build respectful and positive relationships and enable educators and parents to share information about the child. Meetings add to the casual, daily conversations that you have with families by providing more detailed information about children's achievements and allow time for deep conversation. Having a meeting with parents can be nerve wrecking and make you feel…
With Winter just around the corner, it's important to take precautions to stay healthy during the cold season. The following article Educators Guide To Staying Healthy provides information for educators on how to prevent cold and flu, cold and flu symptoms, taking sick leave, foods to include to prevent yourself from falling sick at work and more. Click here to…
The Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines supports kindergarten teachers’ professional practice in a range of contexts across Queensland. The guideline is based on the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF) and embraces the inclusive vision that “all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life”. Here is a list of the QKLG, that can be used as…
NSW Health has issued an alert for an outbreak of measles in South Western and Western Sydney. It is important for everyone to ensure that they have received at least two doses of measles containing vaccine (MMR). Infants and young children are vaccinated with measles containing vaccine at 12 months and 18 months of age. Older children and adults born…
The National Quality Standard contains 18 standards with two or three standards in each quality area. These standards are high-level outcome statements. Under each standard sit elements that describe the outcomes that contribute to the standard being achieved. There are 58 elements in total. The following article "The National Quality Standard and Elements" is a quick reference guide for educators…
The My Time Our Place Framework has been developed for school age care educators working in partnerships with children, families and the community, including schools. MTOP Framework aims to extend and enrich children's wellbeing and development in school age care settings. Here are 3 quick reference guides for educators in OOSH services to use when developing programs. The outcomes and…
You have a new child starting in your room, their excited, their parents are happy and the family seems to be settling in well with the centre environment. The first day has come for the child to start, parents say goodbye and then the child starts - screaming, crying, pulling, begging their parent not to leave. The following article Supporting…

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