Further drought funding announced to support ECEC services in NSW

Families in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales will receive support through an additional round of funding for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services as the state continues to endure the worst recorded drought in history.

5 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Queensland children living with disability supported through $63.6 million in funding

Funding will continue for early childhood development programs and services supporting children living with a disability, aged zero to five, Queensland Education Minister Grace Grace announced yesterday, formalising a commitment made in the recently announced Budget 2019/20.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

FairWork Ombudsman will identify rule breaking employers in pay based crackdown

In a statement outlining her priorities as the FairWork Ombudsman in the new financial year, Sandra Parker issued a stern and decisive warning to employers, including those within the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, who underpay workers or deprive them of entitlements, saying “we will use our new powers and publically name employers breaking the law to get the message out that it is not acceptable. Employers who do this will get caught”.

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas

ECEC leaders encouraged and supported to have conversations about racism

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has launched a conversation guide to support Australians from all walks of life to have what can sometimes be challenging discussions about racism in our society.

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas

QLD 19/20 Budget ups Universal Access funds, ECEC regulation and shrinks payroll tax

The Queensland State Government has handed down their 2019/20 Budget, increasing they their commitment to funding Universal Access to early learning for children in the year before school and to further develop and enhance regulation of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector.

5 days ago

by Jason Roberts