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CCS hourly rate cap and income threshold to rise by around 4 per cent from 8 July 2024

The Department of Education has confirmed that the hourly child care subsidy rate cap will rise by 4.1 per cent this year, with all caps for centre based care, outside school hours care, family day care and in home care adjusted accordingly for the 2024-25 year.

2024-06-11 12:51:48

by Jason Roberts

Significant technical upgrade sees NQA IT System and Portal move to the cloud

The way in which early childhood education and care (ECEC) services access the NQA IT System changed in April 2024, when the NQA IT System and Public Portal were migrated to a cloud platform as part of a significant technical upgrade.

2024-06-06 09:00:39

by Freya Lucas

23% aged care pay increase

ECEC wage negotiations boosted by 23% aged care pay increase decision from Fair Work

Advocates involved in negotiations to secure a funded pay increase for early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals have received a substantial boost after the Fair Work Commission agreed to a further rise in aged care worker Modern Award rates.

2024-03-16 15:53:27

by Jason Roberts

What is the current status of the ACCC report, Productivity Commission inquiry and Educator Wage Negotiations process?

As 2024 begins in earnest stakeholders from across the early childhood education and care sector and beyond will again return their focus to the three important processes that were in play for much of 2023 and are expected to be resolved in 2024.

2024-01-23 14:32:29

by Jason Roberts

2023

2023 in review - The ten most impactful ECEC news stories of the year

As we approach the end of the year, it has become a tradition at The Sector to conduct a review of the biggest early childhood education and care news stories of the preceding twelve months.

2023-12-19 12:49:36

by Jason Roberts

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