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Restrictive food budgets may cause children to be fussy eaters, UQ study says

A study from the University of Queensland (UQ) has found that tight food budgets, where the amount of budget available to be spent feeding young children is limited, may inadvertently be encouraging unhealthy “fussy” eating habits in children.

14 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas

Much anticipated 2019 NQF Review terms of reference and issues paper released

The 2019 National Quality Framework Review terms of reference and issue paper has been released by the Education Council and provides insight into the areas that this period’s review will cover and what issues will be covered during the consultation process.

32 minutes ago

by Jason Roberts

World Autism Awareness Month: Here’s why Australia’s children with autism are falling between the gaps

World Autism Awareness Month is upon us – a month where diversity is celebrated and inclusion embraced.

2 hours ago

by By Kay Turner, MSSC UWS, Bed (Early Childhood) Macq, MAICD GIA (Cert) CEO, SDN Children’s Services

A Tale of Four Cities – a comparative AEDC analysis

By age five, around 300,000 children are starting school, but more than one in five children are not as prepared as their peers, says Megan O’Connell, Honorary Senior Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education and Director of Megan O’Connell Consulting in presenting her analysis of the recently released 2018 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) data. The information shared below with The Sector outlines Ms O’Connell’s interpretations and perspectives.

21 hours ago

by Megan O'Connell, Honorary Senior Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education and Director of Megan O’Connell Consulting

Centre fined $18,000 for being in breach of ratio, detrimental action against educator

A Perth childcare centre has been ordered to pay $18,100 and been issued with disciplinary action under section 188AB of the Schedule to the Education and Care Services National Law (WA) Act 2012 (the National Law).

a day ago

by Freya Lucas