New Child Care Subsidy rate confirmed, and due to commence 1 July 2019

The Federal Department of Education has confirmed the revised Child Care Subsidy (CCS) rates which will take effect from 1 July 2019.

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Global robotics software pioneer creates ambitious education focussed foundation

UiPath, a global leader in robotic process automation software founded in Bucharest, Romania in 2005, has announced the launch of UiPath Foundation which aims to give those in underprivileged areas material support and access to digital era skills via co-designed educational solutions, focusing on giving children the skills and tools to maximise their potential.

5 days ago

by Jason Roberts

Further drought funding announced to support ECEC services in NSW

Families in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales will receive support through an additional round of funding for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services as the state continues to endure the worst recorded drought in history.

8 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Early-years education online: the rise of the virtual preschool

Legislators in North Carolina in the US recently passed a bill to fund an online preschool program for ‘at risk’ children. This means that children aged three and four years can take their preschool education at home in the form of online ‘kindergarten readiness programs’. Children engage with online games, ‘virtual field-trips’ and other digital learning activities, while parents are sent teachers’ guides and boxes of resources.

21 days ago

by Neil Selwyn, Professor, Faculty of Education, Monash University

Mothers explain how they navigated work and childcare, from the 1970s to today

Over the past few decades of Australian life, government policies have gradually offered more support to working mothers, particularly through childcare subsidies and parental leave.

22 days ago

by Carla Pascoe Leahy, University of Melbourne