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City of Kingston prepares for preschooler peak with community consultation

Victoria’s City of Kingston is planning for an influx of preschoolers in the next 15 years, with projections showing that Highett, Moorabbin and Cheltenham are predicted to have a 54 per cent increase in children aged birth to four years of age in that time span.

3 weeks

by Freya Lucas

COVID-19 baby boom means more educators will be needed, especially regionally

The Victorian town of Bendigo is experiencing a ‘baby boom’ after the state endured long periods of lockdown in 2020, leaving many locals wondering how all the children being born will be accommodated in already struggling early childhood education and care (ECEC) services.

2 months

by Freya Lucas

Longreach Council secures grant funding to expand childcare centre offering

Longreach Regional Council will receive $150,000 from the Australian Government to help fund an expansion of the Longreach Childcare Centre that will double the capacity of the facility.

2 months

by Freya Lucas

Tree changers put pressure on regional areas, with increased demand for ECEC services

New South Wales-based Braidwood Preschool will expand to meet growing demand for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in the area, which has risen in line with an increasing number of young families making the move from larger cities to more regional areas.

2 months

by Freya Lucas

ACT Catholic early learning centres consider shuffle of enrolment hours from 2022

From 2022, the eight early learning facilities operated by the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese in the Australian Capital Territory will only offer children care from either 8am to 5.30pm or from 9am to 3pm, with parents “locked into” arrangements for the whole year regardless if their circumstances change, local news source The Canberra Times has reported.

5 months

by Freya Lucas

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