Urgent call for epilepsy specific training – “First aid is not enough” EA says

Less than 5 per cent of education sites across Australia have received epilepsy specific training, exposing children to unnecessarily high levels of risk, Epilepsy Australia (EA) has said.

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas

SNAICC adds weight to ParentsNext controversy with Senate Committee submission

In a joint statement to the Senate Inquiry into the Federal Government’s ParentsNext program, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and human rights organisations have called for the program to be scrapped, describing the program as “punitive”, and “raising concerns about compliance with Australia’s sex and race discrimination laws”

7 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Salmonella is no yolk – check your eggs ECEC, NSW Food Authority warns

The NSW Food Authority has urged early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to check their kitchens for any eggs marked with the identifying stamp BEC or BEC115 amidst contamination fears for a particular strain of salmonella.

11 days ago

by Freya Lucas

ECEC services advised to check car seats after latest CREP results released.

The latest results from the Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP) were released last week, prompting a reminder to all early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to check any restraints used as part of their transportation of children, and to share the information with parents and carers of their services.

17 days ago

by Freya Lucas

New year means CCS review, DHS says

The new year is the perfect time to encourage parents and families to review their income estimates for child care subsidy (CCS), to ensure they are getting the right percentage, the Department of Human Services (DHS) has said, in a statement issued on their website.

21 days ago

by Freya Lucas