Yirrkala Preschool gains recognition as Australia’s first very remote Excellent service

Yirrkala Preschool, part of the broader Yirrkala School (also referred to as Yirrkala CEC), in North East Arnhem land, has received an Excellent Rating from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) one of only 45 Excellent services in Australia, and the first very remote service to achieve this rating.

22 days ago

by Freya Lucas

BIC program ticks sustainability boxes with national recycling for pens, highlighters

A new Australian recycling program will make all brands of pens and markers 100 per cent recyclable, providing another way for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to meet their sustainability requirements under the National Quality Framework.

3 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Queensland approved provider reminder – time is running out on 1:5 ratio exemption

Queensland-based approved providers have been reminded of the 31 December expiry date for the current transitional regulation which allows some providers to apply a 1:5 ratio for children aged 15 to 24 months.

4 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Latest ACECQA Snapshot confirms continued A&R challenges for exceeding centres

The percentage of all services retaining their exceeding rating at reassessment has fallen to a new low according to the Australian Children’s Education and Care Authority’s (ACECQA) latest NQF Snapshot, marking the continuation of a trend that started in earnest in the first quarter of 2018 after the introduction of revised “assessing exceeding centre” guidance.

4 months ago

by Jason Roberts

What would a plastic-free ECEC setting look like? SNAP wants to show you

At a time when sustainability concerns are increasingly front of mind for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, one centre, in the UK, has launched a free online platform, designed to support other ECEC settings to become more sustainable.

5 months ago

by Freya Lucas