Freya Lucas

Editor

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

Oh Goodie! Best and brightest recognised in annual Goodstart awards

Australia’s largest early learning provider Goodstart Early Learning has today announced the 2019 winners of the national Goodies Awards. 13 lucky winners were chosen from around Australia, recognised for their role in ensuring that Goodstart delivers on its stated purpose to ensure that all children have the learning, development and wellbeing they need for school and life.

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by Freya Lucas

Honour for CSU research, winning Editor’s Award for research on children’s speech

Researchers from Charles Sturt University (CSU) have received an international award for the best paper published in a prestigious US journal in 2018. Limited to the most impactful works, the Editor’s Award is given to papers that meet the highest quality standards in research design and presentation.

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by Freya Lucas

MercyCare Bedford program helps young learners to transition gently to school

MercyCare Bedford Early Learning Centre has introduced a new School Readiness Program to help ease the transition to school for young children who will shortly leave the familiarity of their early learning program.

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by Freya Lucas

UOW Professor wins grant to learn about how phones affect child brain development

Professor Chao Deng and Senior Professor Rodney Croft from the University of Wollongong (UOW) have been awarded over $1 million in grant funding so they can learn more about how environmental exposure to radiofrequency energy, such as used in mobile phones, affects the critical period of brain development in early childhood and adolescence.

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by Freya Lucas

Early childhood leader takes a seat on NESA Board to guide NSW education reforms

Christine Legg, CEO of KU Children’s Services, has been announced as a new appointment to the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) Board. NESA is the authority responsible for curriculum, assessment, school regulation and teacher quality across NSW public and non-government schools.

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by Freya Lucas