Council ECEC services start to close as JobKeeper omission takes its toll

Georges River Council have confirmed that it will close two of its six centres, and move to a three day week for another, due to the JobKeeper payment not being extended to local government workers, which would include employees of these centres.

3 hours, 55 minutes ago

by Jason Roberts

Reprieve for Goodstart Early Learning with Treasurer’s registered charity announcement

Having expressed concern last week about the future viability of its centres in wake of the ECEC relief package announcement, Australia’s largest early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider, Goodstart Early Learning, has welcomed an announcement made by the Federal Treasurer that charities, including Goodstart, will be able to apply for JobKeeper payments for their staff.

1 day ago

by Freya Lucas

Department of Education issues important reminders about session reports and CCS

Although a lot of attention has been placed on occupancy and viability, as well as managing health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are various functions and features of early childhood education and care (ECEC) business administration that remain, including submitting session reports in an accurate and timely manner, ensuring details are accurate in the child care subsidy (CCS) system, and being aware of newly updated inclusion support program (ISP) guidelines.

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Exploring children’s leadership through multiage interactions

Educators at Guardian Childcare & Education Marsfield have been inspired by the leadership demonstrated in their preschool cohort, launching a tailored leadership program for the children that builds on strong sibling relationships, and the eagerness of the children for mixed age grouping.

6 days ago

by Freya Lucas

G8 updates on dividend and cash position in wake of latest Govt support package

G8 Education has confirmed that it will defer the payment of its final dividend as it seeks to manage and maintain liquidity in response to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 outbreak and its implications for operating conditions going forward.

7 days ago

by Jason Roberts