Fair Work extends pandemic leave and annual leave COVID-19 measures

The Fair Work Commission has extended two temporary entitlement measures introduced in April 2020 that were designed to give employees, and their employers, additional flexibility when managing leave during the COVID-19 pandemic.

24 hours

by Jason Roberts

International art competition offers children the chance to work through isolation blues

Art Encounters, a Melbourne art school for children and teenagers, has launched an international art competition for children and teens inspired by a place that has become increasingly familiar as of late: home.

4 days

by Freya Lucas

Settling children back into your learning service after lockdown

Having a strategy and procedures in place for transitioning children (and their families) back into your learning environment is of utmost importance right now. In New Zealand, schools and early learning services have opened their doors and welcomed back a large number of children. In Australia, a lot of learning services remained open and operated with reduced numbers.

4 days

by Freya Lucas

All bets are off when it comes to families choosing education and care post pandemic

As life has become more precarious, anxious, and accelerated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and associated restrictions and changes to working routines, families seeking options to educate and care for their children have become more ‘free flowing’ in their decision making, researchers have found.

7 days

by Freya Lucas

Sesame Workshop and LEGO Foundation pair up to produce special COVID-19 episode

As families and children around the world continue to adjust to new routines and ways of living in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sesame Workshop and The LEGO Foundation have teamed up to create children’s content which models playful educational activities for children and caregivers to do together at home.

1 week

by Freya Lucas

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