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RAT rule change for Vic ECEC services, and updates on other programs and services

Lisa Gandolfo, the Assistant Deputy Secretary of Early Childhood Education for the Victorian Department of Education and Training, has issued an update for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services.

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by Freya Lucas

New ECEC service on the way for Kingston regardless of election outcome

Both major political parties have agreed to fund a new early childhood education and care (ECEC) service in Kingston, a town in the south east of South Australia.

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by Freya Lucas

Playgroups promised extra funding if the ALP secures victory in next election

In the event that the party secures victory at the next Federal election on 21 May, The Australian Labor Party (ALP) has promised $11 million over the forward estimates to support playgroups.

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by Freya Lucas

Flood recovery grants now open for the ECEC sector for Northern NSW communities

Applications are now open for the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Flood Recovery Grants, available for eligible services in the Lismore, Ballina, Byron, Kyogle, the Richmond Valley, Clarence Valley and Tweed local government areas.

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by Freya Lucas

Another minibus incident prompts Federal Government to pressure states on safety

The Federal Government has approached states and territories asking them to make immediate changes to ensure that two educators are present in a vehicle at all times when children are being transported, saying incidents, such as the recent case of three-year-old Nevaeh Austin being left on a minibus, “can never happen again”.

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by Freya Lucas

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