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

NT Government invests in STEM with special program for preschool learners

The Northern Territory Government is hoping to foster an early interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with resources specifically targeted at the littlest Territorians.

8 hours, 4 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week: seeing the world through babies eyes

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week will be held from 7 12 June 2020, aiming to promote awareness in the broader community of the importance of babies’ emotional wellbeing and development.

8 hours, 7 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas

Devonport City Council halts ECEC rents for first six months of financial year

A Tasmanian council, Devonport City, will not charge a range of community and sporting groups – including early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres – rent for the first six month of the 2020-2021 financial year in response to the unprecedented economic conditions created by COVID 19.

8 hours, 10 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas

MacKillop Family Services embraces Reconciliation with launch of action plan

To honour the spirit of this years National Reconciliation Week theme ‘in this together’ MacKillop Family Services (MacKillop) launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) this week following two years of ‘deep listening’ and consultation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities they serve.

8 hours, 13 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas

KindyNow data uncovers ten most common illnesses keeping children absent from care

Using data collated from 600+ services using the KindyNow platform, the service provider has compiled a list of the ten most common illnesses which prevent children from attending early childhood education and care (ECEC) services.

8 hours, 15 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas