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Five-year project will explore play-based STEM applications in Australian first

Australia’s largest study into play-based education, set to inspire educators and parents to develop “the next generation of thinkers” in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has been announced, with researchers from Monash University to work with esteemed early childhood education and care (ECEC) professor, Marilyn Fleer.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

Cubsta: new childcare management software launches

A new cloud-based childcare management software, called Cubsta, has been launched by a digital agency in Sydney, with the aim to become a complete software solution that allows early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to manage their entire operation.

a month ago

by Lyndsie Clark

Beaudesert welcomes Imagination Library in push to encourage reading

A Dolly Parton Imagination Library has launched to support families from Queensland’s Beaudesert to encourage reading from an early age.

2 months 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).  

2 months 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.

2 months ago

by Jason Roberts