New educators with no qualifications can be counted in ratio in SA, Ed Council says

The Education Council has agreed to a South Australian-specific amendment to the Education and Care Services National Regulations, which will enable new educators without an approved qualification to be included in educator to child ratios.

12 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas

Adelaide preschool operator issued $23,000 fine for exploiting workers for financial gain

The operator of two Adelaide Montessori preschools has been issued with a $23,000 fine after she was found to have “exploited workers for financial and business gain” the ABC has reported.

23 hours, 28 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas

What defines casual work? Federal Court ruling highlights a fundamental flaw in Australian labour law

A much-awaited ruling from the Federal Court has confirmed long-term casual workers can dispute their status and seek payments for entitlements such as annual leave.

3 days ago

by Andrew Stewart, University of Adelaide

You can’t ask that: Privacy, ECEC workplaces and COVID-19 – a rights explainer

It goes without saying that in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings, both employers and employees generally want to do the right thing by one another.

24 days ago

by Freya Lucas

WA reminds services to review fences as provider cops $12,000 penalty for abscondment

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in Western Australia have been reminded by their regulatory authority, the Department of Communities, to regularly review their practices and safety standards for fencing and perimeter security.

49 days ago

by Freya Lucas