To help Educators understand some more of the ‘who, what, when, where and why’ of the Referendum and Treaty, and how to discuss a First Nations Voice and Treaty with children, Community Child Care has asked Aunty Geraldine Atkinson if she would kindly share her knowledge with everybody, through an online webinar.
The Victoria's Child Safe Standards Posters are a set of mandatory requirements to protect children and young people from harm and abuse. The new 11 Child Safe Standards came into force in Victoria on 1 July 2022.
Free Kinder will be available for both 3 and 4-year-old kindergarten programs from 2023. All early childhood education and care providers that deliver a funded kindergarten program in Victoria are eligible to receive Free Kinder funding from 2023, subject to meeting specified terms and conditions.
From 01 July, new Child Safe Standards commenced to better protect children and to provide more clarity for organisations. The eleven new Standards have replaced Victoria’s seven standards and principles.
From Monday 27th June, the Healthy Eating Advisory Service is organising a Long Day Care Recipe Competition. The top recipe in each category wins a fabulous prize! Categories include ‘Fun with fruit and veg’, ‘Connecting kitchen to the garden’, ‘Cheap and cheerful’ plus more!
As part of what the state premiers have called as "the greatest chance of early education in a generation," Victoria and New South Wales will implement a new year of play-based learning for children before they start school. The programme, known as "pre-prep" in Victoria and "pre-kindergarten" in NSW, will consist of 30 hours of play-based learning each week for all four-year-olds.
The early education sector is struggling to find enough staff due to COVID, influenza and burnout. With services failing to achieve educator-to-child ratios due to colder weather, the relaxation of mask rules for staff, and an increase in colds and flu.