OSHC sector calls on Government to extend Relief Package to cover winter holidays

Large outside school hours care (OSHC) provider Junior Adventures Group has joined a coalition of five major providers in calling for the Federal Government to extend its free childcare package to include the upcoming winter school holiday period,The Sydney Morning Herald has reported.

20 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas

ECTs at NSW Dept of Education preschools included in Premier’s “pay freeze” plans

Early childhood teachers (ECTs) across New South Wales’ Department of Education’s 101 preschools will likely be impacted by the announcement from Premier Gladys Berejikilian that a “pay freeze” will apply to all public sector workers for the next 12 months.

1 hours, 41 minutes ago

by Jason Roberts

The Front Project recommends post COVID-19 funding system reform roadmap for ECEC

The Front Project, an independent national enterprise that focuses on the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, has released its latest report which examines a range of possible funding systems for the sector in light of the unprecedented impact of COVID-19.

1 hours, 42 minutes ago

by Jason Roberts

CCC makes a series of recommendations before CCS and parents’ fees are reinstated

As the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector awaits an anticipated announcement in relation to a return to child care subsidy (CCS) as signaled by the Prime Minister last week, a number of core advocacy organisations, including the Community Child Care Association (CCC), have made recommendations about how to enhance the previous system and improve outcomes for children and families.

23 hours, 20 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas

Social distancing 101: Safe Work issues guidance for ECEC about implementation

Following the announcement earlier in the week by the AHPPC that social distancing and venue density guidelines are “not appropriate or practical” in early childhood education and care (ECEC) sites, Safe Work Australia has issued some guidance, specific to early childhood, which may support those in the sector to have a clearer understanding of how measures for adults in the service may be implemented.

23 hours, 31 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas