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What can Australia learn from the UK push to bring more men into ECEC?

Much like Australia, the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector in the UK is dominated by female employees and facing “a longstanding recruitment crisis”, driving the need to create a radical new strategy to gender-diversify its workforce, according to a new report, published last week by Lancaster University.

2 weeks

by Freya Lucas

Danish study shows childhood adversity increases the risk of a shorter lifespan

Many of those working in the early childhood education and care sector are familiar with the role that early childhood development plays in lifelong health outcomes, with adverse childhood experiences impacting on physical and cognitive development.

2 months

by Freya Lucas

Why children need to play with their friends as soon as they can

Approximately 1.4 billion children worldwide are currently living under partial or full lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the UK, and in many other countries across the world, it has been six weeks or longer since children last played, in person, with a friend.

6 months

by Freya Lucas

Being more flexible with babies structured learning can make the two’s less terrible

A new study of children under the age of two years has found that parents and caregivers who adopt a more flexible approach to their children’s learning can minimise behavioural challenges during the toddler years.

6 months

by Freya Lucas

UK’s ACECQA suspends all assessment and rating visits - will Australia follow suit?

Ofsted, the national regulatory authority in England, roughly equivalent to ACECQA in Australia, has suspended all routine inspections early learning and other educational settings, saying “ it is clearly the right thing to do when teachers and social workers are under pressure as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. We all need to support them in their work”.

7 months

by Freya Lucas

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