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HELP debt to be waived for ECTs who work in very remote communities, Tehan says

Children who attend preschool and school in very remote communities will benefit from teachers who remain in their position for longer, Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan said yesterday, when announcing new legislation to waive the HELP debt for teachers who worked in such locations.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

AUSKey is on its way out – are you prepared for what happens next?

AUSKey, the gateway tool that supports many functions of early childhood education and care (ECEC) administration, including the New South Wales-based Early Childhood Contract Management System (ECCMS) and the Federal Department of Education and Training Inclusion Support Programme, will be replaced in March 2020.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Don’t get caught by superannuation changes, Industry Super Australia warns

Australians, including those employed in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, have been warned to check their superannuation accounts ahead of the latest changes falling under the Australian Government’s Protecting Your Super initiative, which take effect at the end of October.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Sutherland Shire services boast 1 winner, 12 finalists, in two seperate excellence awards

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) excellence in the Sutherland Shire of New South Wales is being showcased through the presence of a regional winner in the 2019 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards, and 12 finalists in the 2019 Excellence in Early Childhood Education Awards.

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas

ECEC educators working with children with mental health, behaviour concerns tops 80%

A major mental health survey by the Victorian branch of the Australian Education Union (AEU) has reportedly found that “most teachers” in schools and kindergartens are stressed, with fears of students hurting themselves or others due to behavioural or mental health problems.

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas