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

ACECQA submission outlines key challenges for ECEC in the VET space

In November 2018, the Prime Minister announced an independent review, led by the Honourable Steven Joyce, of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector, to examine ways in which the sector could “deliver skilled workers for a stronger economy”.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

NDIA assessments underway for FDC providers

Federal Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher said the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is now conducting suitability assessments on six FDC providers registered with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), after receiving information from the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training (DET).

7 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark

Tehan continues to crack down on FDC, following Budget CCS estimate decreases

Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan yesterday released a statement outlining his position on “ensuring the integrity of family day care (FDC)” through the cancellation of Child Care Subsidy (CCS) provider approvals through what he termed “21 dodgy day care operators”.

7 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark

Should Out of School Hours Care providers be child safe environments?

Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) environments are different from school and early education environments in a lot of ways. Often, they are co-located on school property, service school age children and comply with the same legislation as early education providers. Despite these similarities, OSHC environments depart greatly from both school and early education environments. Given the differences, should OSHC providers strive to create and implement the National Principles of Child Safe Organisations and create child safe environments?

9 days ago

by Brad Poynting