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ACT Government mandates COVID-19 vaccination for ECEC professionals

The ACT Government will require full vaccination against COVID-19 for certain staff working across early childhood settings, ACT primary schools, out of school hours care and specialist and flexible education settings no later than 29 November 2021.

4 days

by Freya Lucas

ECEC operator ordered to donate $10,000 to hospital after children abscond from service

An early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider in Melbourne has been ordered by a magistrate to donate $10,000 to Werribee Mercy Hospital in response to a situation which saw two children in its care abscond from the service onto a busy road.

2 weeks

by Freya Lucas

Clarity for Vic ECEC services on compulsory vax measures ahead of 18 Oct deadline

The Victorian Chief Health Officer (CHO) has determined that COVID-19 vaccination will be required for staff who work in early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, including outside school hours care services (OSHC) as part of the State’s roadmap to COVID-19 recovery.

2 weeks

by Freya Lucas

REMINDER: New transport regulations are now in play - are you across the changes?

On 7 July 2021, Education Ministers agreed to amendments to the Education and Care National Regulations (National Regulations) regarding the transportation of children, with these changes in effect from 1 October 2021.

2 weeks

by Freya Lucas

Serious incidents are on the rise, SA Regulatory Authority warns, giving safety tips

The Education Standards Board (ESB) is continuing to see a rise in the number of serious incidents occurring in early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, in which children are missing, unaccounted for, or have been mistakenly locked in or out of a service.

2 weeks

by Freya Lucas

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