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Guardian Kinfolk Albury ECT writes bird book to help children to learn their ABCs

Christine Cameron, an early childhood teacher (ECT) from Guardian Early Learning and Childcare’s Kinfolk Albury service has created a book to support preschoolers to learn their alphabet.

10 months

by Freya Lucas

Search continues for replacement provider following BBF withdrawal in Albury Wodonga

The Indigo Shire Council has released a statement outlining the next steps in the search for a new provider of early years services in Chiltern, following an announcement last year by Albury Wodonga Community College (AWCC) that they would no longer service the region.

2 years

by Freya Lucas

Update on Albury Wodonga services affected by BBF change

Three childcare centres in small rural communities in the Albury Wodonga region are set to re-open in 2019, after service provider Albury Wodonga Community College (AWCC) was forced to withdraw their early childhood education and care (ECEC) services from the region after the introduction of the child care subsidy (CCS), ending the previous budget based funding (BBF) model which had been supporting the services.

3 years

by Freya Lucas

Last minute reprieve for some Albury Wodonga services caught in AWCC closure

Federal Independent Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan, has welcomed progress in providing early childhood education and care (ECEC) services for children and families in the Albury Wodonga region affected by the closure of mobile childcare services previously provided by Albury Wodonga Community College (AWCC).

3 years

by Freya Lucas

Coles announces recall on baby spinach due to salmonella risk - ECEC cooks take note

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in Queensland, the ACT and New South Wales (excluding Lavington, Deniliquin and Albury) are being urged to check their supplies of baby spinach, with any Coles Baby Spinach in sizes 60g, 120g and 280g with use by dates of 13 and 14 April being subject to an urgent recall.

1 month

by Freya Lucas

New provider challenges persist as AWCC confirms Chiltern Kindergarten November exit

The Indigo Shire Council have provided an update in relation to ongoing challenges in securing a new provider for childcare and kindergarten services in Chiltern, following confirmation from current provider Albury Wodonga Community College (AWCC) that they intend to exit the service, as previously announced, in November 2020.

2 years

by Freya Lucas

NAMS chairwoman says CCS doesn’t work for rural communities, claims favouritism

The chairwoman of the National Association of Mobile Services for Rural and Remote Families and Children (NAMS), Anne Bowler, has reportedly used a meeting about the pending closure of seven mobile services in the Albury Wodonga region to share her view that the cessation of the Budget Based Funding model for rural areas is “inadequate” and “favoured private sector operators only interested in servicing major centres”

3 years

by Freya Lucas

Government announces additional support for regional, rural and remote ECEC

Families from across the Albury Wodonga region accessing “vital early education services” are being left in the lurch as a result of the pending closure of Albury Wodonga Community College (AWCC)-run mobile childcare services, Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development Amanda Rishworth has said.

3 years

by Freya Lucas

Member for Indi questions Tehan on rural childcare closures

The potential closure of seven mobile childcare services in the Albury Wodonga region bordering Victoria and New South Wales has been given a temporary reprieve thanks to the actions of the Member for Indi Cathy McGowan, who has asked Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan to convene an urgent roundtable meeting to outline options for maintaining much needed childcare services in the region.

3 years

by Freya Lucas