Parents camping out on the information superhighway searching for solutions, PRC says

With more than 6 million families in Australia dealing with different ages and stages of child development; managing various transition points; navigating health and disability, parenting and development issues, parenting life is no longer about “going online” but rather “living online” the Parenting Research Centre (PRC) has said.

a day ago

by Freya Lucas

Hydration motivation: AI meets healthy habits and encourages water consumption

An interactive water bottle that helps children stay hydrated by engaging them to care for a virtual pet has launched in Australia. As children drink more water from the Gululu interactive water bottle, their chosen virtual pet grows and makes friends. At the same time, Gululu keeps parents informed of their childrens hydration progress through a connected smartphone app.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Starting from scratch: scrapping the QIP on the path to exceeding NQS

Spensley Street outside school hours care (OSHC) co-ordinator Lisa Heard describes deleting the quality improvement plan (QIP) for her service as “the best thing” she ever did, and an integral part of supporting her service to move from a rating of “working towards” to “exceeding” the National Quality Standards (NQS).  

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Gold Coast inter-generational care facility to be developed by former Affinity CEO

A company connected with Justin Laboo, former CEO of Affinity Education Group (AEG), has purchased a 7,732 sqm site in Robina on the Gold Coast that is to be developed into a 148 room intergenerational care facility adjacent to a new 95 place early education centre, the Gold Coast Bulletin has reported.

7 days ago

by Jason Roberts

UK Select Committee accuses UK ECEC system of “entrenching disadvantage”

Parliamentarians in the United Kingdom have called on the sitting Government to urgently review the 30 hour childcare package to address what they termed as the “perverse consequences” of the programs implementation, which they say are contributing to a “growing gap between disadvantaged children and their peers”

7 days ago

by Freya Lucas