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Jessica Duthie nominated for Young Citizen of the Year 2022 for work with children

Bega Valley Shire has named Jessica Duthie as its Young Citizen of the Year for 2022. Jessica is described as a focused and determined young woman who is studying to become an early childhood education and care (ECEC) worker.

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by Freya Lucas

FDC coordinator Mariam Shahid honoured with finalist position in national awards

Family day care (FDC) coordinator Mariam Shahid, who works at Bright Sun Family Day Care in Hoppers Crossing, has been selected as one of four finalists in the 2021 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards.

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by Freya Lucas

Separate break rooms, always wear masks - life in ECEC under new exemption rules

In Victoria, early childhood education and care (ECEC) services will be able to allow close household or household-like contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases to attend work under exemption for critical workforces rules.

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by Freya Lucas

Vic confirms ECEC amongst essential workers exempt from close contact home isolation

As the number of COVID-19 close contacts continues to grow across the country, Victoria has taken the measure of providing a range of essential workers with an exemption from close contact home isolation requirements.

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by Freya Lucas

National Cabinet confirms that ECEC will soon be exempt from close contact rules

Following a meeting held yesterday by the National Cabinet in response to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, the Prime Minister has confirmed that each state and territory will need to implement changes to close contact arrangements for essential workers under respective state and territory public health orders and equivalent arrangements, and that early childhood education and care (ECEC) employees will fall under this directive.

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by Freya Lucas

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