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A third round of regulatory changes will come into effect for the majority of jurisdictions from 1 October 2023. The 1 October 2023 changes will Improve the safety and well-being of children, Amend requirements for the FDC sector to strengthen…
On Wednesday 19th July, a preschooler from regional New South Wales was supposed to be dropped off at their childcare centre in the morning, but she was instead left alone on the bus for four hours before someone noticed her.
In a historic step for Queensland education and early learning, kindergarten will be free for Queensland families. Kindy will be free for eligible-aged children who attend a government-approved program offering free kindy from 1 January 2024.
Genius Learning Proprietary Limited has been fined $15,000 after two children in the care of Genius Learning Chermside left the service unaccompanied and were unaccounted for, for between 10 and 15 minutes.
A Sydney early childhood service has expressed its outrage about a flock of ibis birds that it believes continues to endanger the health and safety of the children by leaving droppings behind.
TAFE Queensland is offering fee-free entry-level Certificate III qualifications in Early Childhood Education and Care. The qualification is the minimum requirement for early childhood settings in Australia.
Families are being cautioned that childcare costs may increase if taxpayers don't cover the cost of the unions' demand for a 25% pay raise for Educators.
ACECQA is currently reviewing the current NQF staffing and qualification regulations to improve consistency, support quality, and reduce complexity. To inform this important work, ACECQA wants to hear your views on how the current NQF staffing and qualification regulations could…
A 10-week-old infant severely scratched by another child at a Melbourne childcare service had to be transported to the hospital, after the infant was covered in over a dozen scratches.
The ongoing staffing crisis across the Early Childhood Education and Care sector has been reflected in recent operational data provided by Australian Childcare Alliances members in a national survey. Conducted in two tranches, the survey showed the majority of ECEC…
Data showed that fewer kids are attending preschool, and experts have called once again for universal free childcare. According to the figures, which the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released recently there were 4,575 fewer kids registered in childcare programmes…
The Fair Work Commission has announced a 5.75% increase in minimum wages following its 2023 Annual Wage Review. The increase will apply to base rates of pay from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2023.
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