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We need clarity – Rishworth adds voice to ECEC calls for clearer COVID-19 guidance

Speaking on behalf of the Australian Labor Party (ALP), Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Development Amanda Rishworth has called on Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan to “act with urgency” saying the impacts of COVID-19 on the early childhood education and care sector have left the sector “vulnerable to collapse”.

12 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Sarah Mitchell sends message to NSW ECEC, says assessment visits to be paused

NSW Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell has issued an update to early childhood education and care (ECEC) services and providers, thanking them for “the critical service they provide”, and indicating that assessment and rating visits will be placed on hold in the interim as the country manages the impact of COVID-19.

13 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Rishworth welcomes COVID measures, but wants to see protection for ECEC

Recent measures announced by the Federal Government to further support families and early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings during the COVID-19 crisis are welcomed, but may not go far enough to ensure the long-term viability of the sector, Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development Amanda Rishworth has said.

14 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Tehan confirms support measures to help operator viability during COVID-19 shock

Dan Tehan, Federal Minister of Education has confirmed new measures designed to support early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to remain viable and pay staff during enforced COVID-19 closures, should they occur, and help families with the cost of care going forward.

15 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Learning From Home website created in VIC with resources to support ECEC closures

A new website, Learning From Home, has been developed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak Victorian Education Minister James Merlino announced late yesterday.

19 days ago

by Freya Lucas