ATO commits to supporting small ECEC services to be healthy, wealthy and wise

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) “understands that the pressure of meeting tax and super obligations can contribute to mental health issues for small business owners and offers a range of support to businesses who are struggling,” ATO Deputy Commissioner Deborah Jenkins said at a recent small business forum.

2 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Mothers make great leaders, but are we supporting them to do so? US report says no

Working women face a negative effect on their careers as they grow their families, while being seen as bringing skills to the workplace that can actually make them the best leaders, the US-based Bright Horizons’ fifth-annual Modern Family Index (MFI) has found.

16 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark

Want to be a better educator? Practice mindfulness, get to know your thoughts

Educator wellbeing has received increased attention for awhile now, with organisations such as Smiling Mind developing mindfulness programs for the workplace to improve staff performance and mental health.

17 days ago

by Nicola Russell

Social media interactions: curiosity killed the cat, but it kept our sector alive…

Social media has the potential to be the ideal platform for those in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector to live out two of the core principles of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) respect for diversity, and ongoing learning and reflective practice.

25 days ago

by Michelle Walsh

Managing a heavy workload – seven strategies re contextualised to the world of ECEC

As we move in to 2019, we know that just as in previous years, there will be periods of time where work piles up, and it will seem like there’s no end in sight.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas