Brookton Childcare Centre joins REED cluster management model

Milly Molly Mandy’s, a childcare centre located in the Western Australian Wheatbelt town of Brookton, is the latest early childhood education and care (ECEC) service provider to join Regional Early Education and Development Inc (REED).

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

Relying solely on WWCCs might carry a higher risk than first thought

What happens if your organisation’s risk management strategy is totally reliant on an external agency to function correctly 100 per cent of the time, and serious allegations are raised against that agency? In New South Wales, and other jurisdictions too, organisations have a non-delegable duty to ensure that children in their care are protected from harm. Is ‘assuming the Children’s Guardian functions correctly 100 per cent of the time’ likely to fulfil that duty?

2 months ago

by Brad Poynting

AUSKey is on its way out – are you prepared for what happens next?

AUSKey, the gateway tool that supports many functions of early childhood education and care (ECEC) administration, including the New South Wales-based Early Childhood Contract Management System (ECCMS) and the Federal Department of Education and Training Inclusion Support Programme, will be replaced in March 2020.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Managers need to make work more motivating and engaging, Curtin researchers say

Those leading and managing a variety of teams, including teams working in early childhood education and care (ECEC), play an important role in motivating their employees at work, researchers from Curtin University have found.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

The effective management of team members – Recruiting, rewarding and retaining

Successful centres are those who recognise the effective management of human resources as fundamental to their longevity, and thus focus their energy on ensuring staff are suitably qualified, have relevant experience and are able to maintain high levels of performance.

3 months ago

by Katarzyna Wieczorek-Ghisso