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Early childhood education and care (ECEC) educators in training and services can register to join a practicum exchange network. Later in 2024, candidates will be able to search for and arrange exchange opportunities on a dedicated website.

A child in the care of Rochedale Kids Early Learning Centre, Queensland, was given the wrong baby formula which caused a severe anaphylactic reaction, the service has been fined $24,000, with no conviction recorded.

In collaboration with all governments, ACECQA has developed a National Model Code of child safe practices that outlines the suggested practices for using electronic devices to take, share, and store pictures and videos of children in early childhood education and care (ECEC) services.

From July 2024, Early Childhood Education Services will receive 5 days notice for Assessment and Rating.

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.75% increase in minimum wages following its 2024 Annual Wage Review. The increase will apply to minimum base pay rates from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2024.

Thousands of families are reportedly impacted by the cyberattack that attacked one of Victoria's biggest childcare providers, Guardian Childcare.

In March 2024, a local Queensland man lost his life after being bitten by a snake while attempting to remove it from an early childhood service, in Townsville.

According to respondents to a 7.30 inquiry, a technique at early childhood services known as "under the roof"—which determines the ratio of Educators to children—is being misused.

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. 

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