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NSW ECEC sites invited to ‘opt in’ to ACECQA tool as part of Assessment and Rating

Information shared with the broader New South Wales early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector earlier this week has indicated that the NSW Department of Education intend to invite services who are about to undergo assessment and rating to “opt in” to use ACECQAs Self-Assessment Tool.

19 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Independent advisory panel established in VET shake up – will ECEC benefit?

A panel of experts has been established to provide independent strategic advice to the Federal Government on key reforms flowing from the Joyce Review ‘Expert Review of Australia’s VET System’, released in April 2019, Federal Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash has announced.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Department of Education to explore support system for 430 FDC providers in SA

The South Australian Government has tasked the South Australian Department for Education with exploring “whether there is a better way to support the more than 430 small businesses offering family day care (FDC) and respite care” in the state.

3 months ago

by Freya Lucas

More than 4,500 educators unite in NZ calling for full time nature based childcare

A petition signed by over 4,500 New Zealand educators, childcare centres and parents will be presented to the New Zealand Government this week, calling for a change in regulations and a new licence type, which would allow full time nature based childcare in the country, local news source TVNZ has reported.

4 months ago

by Freya Lucas

FairWork Ombudsman will identify rule breaking employers in pay based crackdown

In a statement outlining her priorities as the FairWork Ombudsman in the new financial year, Sandra Parker issued a stern and decisive warning to employers, including those within the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, who underpay workers or deprive them of entitlements, saying “we will use our new powers and publically name employers breaking the law to get the message out that it is not acceptable. Employers who do this will get caught”.

4 months ago

by Freya Lucas