ACECQA extends ECT transitional measure as workforce challenges persist

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has extended an existing transitional measure that recognises those holding registered/accredited primary school teaching qualifications as early childhood teachers (ECTs) in the instance where those primary teachers have completed an approved Diploma (or higher) in Children’s Services.

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Compliance updates in SA reveal issues around protection and supervision

The Education Standards Board (ESB), South Australia’s Regulatory Authority in relation to the National Quality Standards, has recently updated its table of compliance breaches, indicating that issues around protection of children from harm and hazard and adequate supervision of children remain core sources of compliance breach notices and provider approval suspensions or cancellations within the state.

6 days ago

by Freya Lucas

WorkSafe Victoria issues safety alert to ECEC about glass panels and child impact

An alert about the risks associated with glass panels breaking from child impact at early childhood education and care (ECEC) services has been issued by WorkSafe Victoria after a serious incident in which a young child was leaning against a window which then dislodged and shattered, resulting in hospitalisation for the child who sustained a severe laceration.

7 days ago

by Freya Lucas

ATO irons out confusion in relation to laundry claims at tax time

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has sought to “iron out” the number of false clothing and laundry work-related expense claims this Tax Time.

20 days ago

by Freya Lucas

OSHC service fined $9,000 after 5 year old child left behind on an excursion

A Perth-based outside school hours care (OSHC) service has been issued with a $9,000 fine after breaching section 188AB of the Schedule to the Education and Care Services National Law (WA) Act 2012 (the National Law). The service failed to ensure that all children being educated and cared for were adequately supervised at all times after a five year old boy was left behind at an excursion venue during a Vacation Care program.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas