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Are the kids alright? Social isolation can take a toll, but play can help

Many parents are worried the disruptions of COVID lockdowns and school closures may affect their children’s mental health and development.

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by Freya Lucas

Make room for play as we stumble through this pandemic holiday and new year

We hear constantly how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the economy, personal finance, education, health and the work day. But what about play — how has the pandemic affected play?

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by Freya Lucas

Updated advice for ECEC services as Victoria embraces COVIDSafe Summer

The Victorian Department of Education has released an update providing clarification on face masks in education settings, the closure of the Victorian/New South Wales border, risk minimisation strategies and closure preparations as COVID-19 community presence continues in both Victoria and NSW.

1 week

by Freya Lucas

Evidence review of COVID-19 shows young children more likely to be asymptomatic

Babies and asymptomatic cases account for up to half of COVID-19 infections in the under-five age group, which has implications for vaccination programs, a new study from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, has revealed.

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by Freya Lucas

Do educators in New South Wales ECEC services have to wear face masks?

The New South Wales branch of the Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA NSW) has released information, aiming to add clarity to a question from many within the NSW early childhood education and care (ECEC) community - do children over 12 years of age, and adults working in ECEC services have to wear facemasks?

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by Freya Lucas

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