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Guardian Caringbah sustainability champions share their tips

Sophie and Jess, ‘sustainability champions’ at Guardian Childcare and Early Learning Caringbah have managed to reduce the amount of energy used by the centre by 17 per cent in a three month period, through ‘simple techniques and practices’ which may be replicable across the broader early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector.

19 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Camp Australia faces QLD magistrates court in relation to breaches of National Law

Outside school hours care (OSHC) provider Camp Australia was reportedly mentioned in Southport Magistrates Court earlier in the week, in relation to a Queensland Department of Education case against the provider in which 48 charges have been laid.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Shock closure of Killara Children’s Centre leaves community reeling

Families in Wallan, a town 45 kilometers north of the Melbourne CBD were said to be shocked by the sudden announcement of the closure of Killara Children’s Centre over the weekend, which left many families without childcare, and staff with no jobs.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

AUSKey is on its way out – are you prepared for what happens next?

AUSKey, the gateway tool that supports many functions of early childhood education and care (ECEC) administration, including the New South Wales-based Early Childhood Contract Management System (ECCMS) and the Federal Department of Education and Training Inclusion Support Programme, will be replaced in March 2020.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Loving Hearts Childcare Centre announced as Banksia Sustainability Award finalist

The Banksia Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 1989, dedicated to recognising and supporting those who make a positive contribution to the environment, has named Queensland-based Loving Hearts Childcare Centre as a finalist in the 2019 Banksia Sustainability Awards, the longest running sustainability awards in Australia.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas