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Exceeding rated ECEC service owner facing six charges in relation to 2018 incident

*Readers are warned that this story contains content which may be distressing or upsetting* A date for a coronial inquest in relation to the death of a 16-month-old child in Sydney’s north western suburbs has been set, with the New South Wales Department of Education laying charges against both the service involved, and its owner, following an internal investigation, the ABC has reported.

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by Freya Lucas

Sydney ECEC service charged after baby is “almost strangled” by ribbon

The approved provider of an early childhood education and care (ECEC) service located in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, which was forced to close temporarily last year after a baby girl was allegedly involved in a serious incident which saw her almost strangled by a ribbon, is now facing criminal charges as a result of the incident.

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by Freya Lucas

Strike Force Mercury quash further Family Day Care fraud in Sydney’s South West

Thirteen people have been charged after an alleged criminal syndicate operating a large-scale family day care fraud in Sydney’s south-west was dismantled by police yesterday.

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by Freya Lucas

WA Regulatory Authority issues additional caution to ECEC sector in wake of another burnt feet case

For the third time in recent weeks, the West Australian State Administrative Tribunal has issued a financial penalty to a provider over an incident in which a child’s feet were burnt by hot ground surfaces, prompting Samantha Palmer, Deputy Director General, Governance, Integrity and Reform for the WA Regulatory Authority to issue an additional caution to the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector in WA about the importance of safeguarding children from hot weather.

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by Freya Lucas

ECEC service fined $12,500 plus legal costs for forgetting to pick up OSHC child

An early childhood education and care (ECEC) service that also provided an after school care function for older children has been fined $12,500, plus a contribution to the legal costs of the West Australian regulatory authority, after failing to collect a school-age child from a bus stop.

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by Freya Lucas

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