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OWNA offers a complete software solution to manage documentation struggles

Documentation is a vital part of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector and the obligations behind ensuring documentation is both valuable and compliant is no small task. Significant documentation regulations must be met by ECEC settings across Australia and these regulations are in place to ensure the highest standards of education and care.

44 days ago

by Freya Lucas

New year, new updates – additional ECT regulation now in play, Guide to NQF updated

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has released updates that relate to the National Regulations around the much publicised new staffing arrangements for additional early childhood teachers (ECTs), which came into effect on 1 January 2020.

52 days ago

by Freya Lucas

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.

101 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.

181 days 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.

190 days ago

by Freya Lucas