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In NSW, nominated supervisors, persons in day-to-day charge and family day care co-ordinators must complete a child protection course required by a Government protocol, by section 162A of the Children (Education and Care Services) National Law.

Studies reveal that young children in early childhood centres are being fed food that does not match nutritional guidelines, hungry throughout the day, and fed food that Educators themselves have brought from home. 

The NSW Government is rolling out free health checks for 4-year-old children at their preschool or long day care service to make it easier for families to get health and development checks for their children.

A Perth early childhood service was fined $15,000 after a 2-year-old boy was locked inside the outdoor shed while looking for play equipment.

A Melbourne council's decision to ban gifts to Educators has drawn criticism from locals and parents who feel it was stealing Christmas.

According to an inquiry, Educators should not be permitted to carry a phone that may take pictures of children while working and parental consent should be required before taking any photos of children.

As of 8th December 2023, Food Standard Code 3.2.2A updates have now come into effect. This means that all early learning services that prepare and serve meals to children require food safety training for all food handlers and a food safety supervisor onsite. Services have until 8 December 2024 to comply.

As of 01 July 2023, approved providers must ensure that certain information is visible at each FDC residence or venue in a place that is accessible to families.

There are many different natural settings where in-nature programmes might be held, including your neighbourhood park or reserve, the beach, a lake, or the woods. ACECQA has published new guidance information to guide services for the approved regulatory changes that started on 1 October 2023.

As of 1 July 2023, new family day care educators must hold an approved certificate III level (or higher) qualification, FDC Educators cannot be 'actively working towards' a qualification.

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