Policy News - Sector

LATEST STORIES

Children attending funded kinder programs supported with School Readiness Funding

Victorian children attending funded kindergarten programs in 2022 will benefit from $53.9 million in funding announced late last week by Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt.

11 hours

by Freya Lucas

SNAICC welcomes Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, calls for more support

SNAICC, the national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, has welcomed the National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy while also calling on governments for a greater commitment to Aboriginal-led solutions for First Nations children and families.

11 hours

by Freya Lucas

ECEC to re-open ahead of schedule after Victorian’s hit vax targets earlier than expected

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in Victoria are set to re-open ahead of schedule after the state hit its 70 per cent double vaccination target sooner than anticipated, Premier Daniel Andrews announced over the weekend.

11 hours

by Freya Lucas

WA ECEC professionals urged to take note of new mandatory reporting requirements

The Western Australian Government recently passed legislation to extend mandatory reporting requirements to early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals, out-of-home care workers, registered psychologists, school counsellors, ministers of religion and youth justice workers.

11 hours

by Freya Lucas

ACT Government mandates COVID-19 vaccination for ECEC professionals

The ACT Government will require full vaccination against COVID-19 for certain staff working across early childhood settings, ACT primary schools, out of school hours care and specialist and flexible education settings no later than 29 November 2021.

4 days

by Freya Lucas

Load More