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NSW Quality Ratings initiative progresses with “family friendly” quality rating now live

The NSW Department of Education has developed a resource suite to help guide conversations with families about a service’s quality improvement journey, following the somewhat controversial release, in 2019, of a Quality Ratings initiative which was designed to address research showing that awareness of both the National Quality Framework (NQF) and the quality ratings system amongst families is low, and that service ratings do not form part of the decision-making process for many families when choosing an education and care service.

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by Freya Lucas

NT Government doubles down on Families as First Teachers sites

The Northern Territory Government has announced a further 15 Families as First Teachers (FaFT) sites as it seeks to deliver its election commitment of 58 new sites to support parents and family members to become their child’s “first and most important teachers”.

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by Freya Lucas

Annual report shows Tasmania is continuing to improve education, starting with ECEC

An annual report, tabled in Tasmanian Parliament yesterday, shows that teacher numbers continue to increase, and that the Department has an important focus on early years education “to help set our young people up for the brightest future possible”.

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by Freya Lucas

Australian Government invests in trial to support First Nations children with English

The Australian Government is investing in the English Language Learning for Indigenous Children (ELLIC) trial with the aim of supporting Aborigninal and Torres Strait Islander preschool children who have English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D) to learn English in “a fun and engaging way.”

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by Freya Lucas

Albanese visits South Australia to drive home Labor commitment to ECEC reform

Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese visited South Australia earlier this week on the back of his Budget in Reply, in which he highlighted significant reform for the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector should the Australian Labor Party secure power in the next Federal election.

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by Freya Lucas

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