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ALP pledge a ‘game changer’: AEU

The Australian Labor Party’s $1.75 billion commitment to early childhood education puts pressure on the coalition government to reverse cuts and provide certainty to the sector, the Australian Education Union (AEU) has said.

25 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark

ECEC sector needs to be involved in planning for ALP three-year-old universal access

Careful planning will be required to mitigate the oversupply of early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres and early childhood teacher (ECT) shortages if the Australian Labor Party (ALP) is elected and delivers on its promise to extend up to 15 hours of preschool universal access to three year olds, ECEC providers have warned.

a month ago

by Lyndsie Clark

What ECEC services need to know about the Government Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook

The Australian Government has released its 2018 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO), which is expected to deliver a surplus by the 2020 financial year. But what does this mean for the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector?

2 months ago

by Lyndsie Clark

FDC educators exiting the sector in the face of divisive Government language

Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) has called on the Federal Government to “reframe” their approach and language when discussing the family day care (FDC) sector, based on recent statements by Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

COAG to review NQF and Melbourne Declaration, but has no time for Universal Access

The Council of Australian Governments Education Council has endorsed the Terms of Reference for a review of the National Quality Framework (NQF), and agreed to undertake a review of the Melbourne Declaration, however remains silent on funding for Universal Access to preschool a move which has been met with confusion and dismay by many within the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector.

2 months ago

by Lyndsie Clark