Learning Support Action Plan for NZ set to support children with additional needs

An action plan to improve the support available for New Zealand children, including those engaged in early childhood education and care (ECEC), was recently announced by the Honourable Tracey Martin.

10 days ago

by Freya Lucas

ACT Government launches bold new direction for future of education

The ACT Government delivered on the first phase of the previously signalled commitment to shifting the future of education in the state, including strong embedding of the role the early years play in setting strong foundations for future success, with the delivery of an implementation plan for phase one of the Future of Education strategy on Friday.

11 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Three charts on: how much Australia spends on all levels of education

Australia spent A$111.8 billion on education in 2015, the most recent year for which the full dataset for all levels of education spending is available. A report from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) released today shows this was an increase of nearly 80% from 2000 spending.

23 days ago

by Daniel Edwards, Australian Council for Educational Research; James Mahmud Rice, University of Melbourne, and Julie McMillan, Australian Council for Educational Research

Music Innovation Fund brings much needed funds to SA preschools

Preschools, schools, music and creative industries in South Australia are rejoicing at the announcement of more than $500,000 in funding being made available by the State Government to invest in innovative practices and programs that will increase access to quality music education across South Australia.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

NSW 2019-20 Budget follows through on pre state election ECEC policy commitments

The New South Wales (NSW) Government have handed down their 2019-20 State Budget in which their commitments to Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) related funding increases are largely consistent with promises made in last years budget and in the run up to the NSW State Election in March.

2 months ago

by Jason Roberts