Freya Lucas

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Freya Lucas has over 20 years experience in education and care services, with her previous roles as an early childhood teacher, primary teacher, and ECEC operations manager giving her a unique insight into the ECEC sector at all levels. Freya’s career has seen her work in private in-home care, primary schools, long day care, out of school hours care, in addition to tuition and library information and management settings. Freya’s key role at The Sector is to cover the latest ECEC news and provide insight and analysis into sector issues and developments. Freya is engaged with two sons aged 10 and 15. Freya has fond memories of the time her boys’ spent in the early education space.

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Articles by Freya Lucas

ASQA launches new video series to support training providers to understand obligations

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has collaborated with stakeholders across the vocational education and training (VET) sector to produce videos that provide answers to common regulatory questions.

18 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas

Early life impacts the brain’s biological and functional development, researchers find

A new study by a team of neuroscientists has found that learning and memory abilities may vary, depending on the nature of individual experiences in early life.

32 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas

Fee bargains driving more students to TAFE in Western Australia

Early data centred on the impact of a 50 per cent reduction in TAFE fees in Western Australia shows that the decision is having positive results, with a 20 per cent increase in student enrolments.

52 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas

Bilingual teaching benefits explored by UW researchers

Researchers from the University of Washington (UW) recently expanded on a previous study, experimenting with a new method of teacher training, and creating software that would train language tutors online to support dual language learning from infancy.

23 hours, 57 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas

1,000 books before school – Mosman Library service launches new literacy program

The Mosman Library service launched a new early literacy program, ‘1,000 Books Before School’ last week, hoping to boost the development of early literacy skills for local preschool children.

1 day ago

by Freya Lucas