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

NSW ECEC sites invited to ‘opt in’ to ACECQA tool as part of Assessment and Rating

Information shared with the broader New South Wales early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector earlier this week has indicated that the NSW Department of Education intend to invite services who are about to undergo assessment and rating to “opt in” to use ACECQAs Self-Assessment Tool.

17 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Co-lab promotes value of study, showing we need to invest more in early childhood

The Sector yesterday reported on a major national study, into the cost of failing to provide early intervention services to children and young people, with authors calling for “smarter and wiser expenditure” to ensure children receive vital support services at a much earlier stage.

17 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

SNAICC says Family Matters report reveals increasing crisis for children

A new report from Family Matters, an initiative led by SNAICC – National Voice for our Children and supported by a Strategic Alliance of over 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous organisations, leading academics and prominent educational institutions, has highlighted that “the crisis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children being over-represented in the child protection systems continues to escalate at an alarming rate.”

17 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Guardian Caringbah sustainability champions share their tips

Sophie and Jess, ‘sustainability champions’ at Guardian Childcare and Early Learning Caringbah have managed to reduce the amount of energy used by the centre by 17 per cent in a three month period, through ‘simple techniques and practices’ which may be replicable across the broader early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector.

17 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Enhancing relationships through gratitude in the early childhood context

Research at all levels of education highlights the fact that flourishing relationships are at the core of effective teaching and learning, and thriving communities.

17 hours ago

by Freya Lucas