Management, bullying, reasonable directives, discrimination – how to tell the difference

A manager wants to speak to an employee about their performance the employee has been coming late to work each day, not following the relevant policies, and spending a lot of time out of the room, leaving the rest of their team to carry the burden.

20 days ago

by Freya Lucas

ATO seeks input from the ECEC sector about the effective life of early childhood assets

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is currently seeking input from those working in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector in relation to capital allowances and the effective life of assets in early childhood services.

20 days ago

by Freya Lucas

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).

120 days 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?

125 days 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.

134 days ago

by Freya Lucas