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Childcare by any other name… would removing the terminology result in lasting change?

A report by the UK Early Years Workforce Commission 'A Workforce in Crisis: Saving Our Early Years’ is calling for ‘childcare’ terminology to be removed in favour of ‘early childhood education’, in order to avoid the sector being viewed as an option only taken to help parents return to work.

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by Freya Lucas

US researcher dedicates post grad to learning about how educators use planning time

A PhD student from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has dedicated her post graduate studies to learning more about the unique demands of early childhood teachers when it comes to planning time, exploring workplace support of planning/non-contact time — a widely overlooked portion of early childhood teachers’ (ECTs) workdays.

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by Freya Lucas

ECEC in the spotlight according to latest LinkedIn analysis

The early childhood education and care (ECEC) profession has been named as a “job on the rise” in a new analysis undertaken by professional social networking site, LinkedIn.

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by Freya Lucas

Economy in recovery mode, not enough new jobs: what does this mean for ECEC?

Latest figures from the Roy Morgan employment series data show that, for the first time since the initial shock of COVID-19 in March/April 2020, there are more jobs available for Australians, and more people are looking for work.

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by Freya Lucas

Do you feel undervalued and overworked? COVID-19 is likely to affect the employed too

There’s no question the rising rate of unemployment is one of the worst consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of Australians seeking work is heading towards 10%, almost double the pre-pandemic Australian average of just over 5%.

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by Freya Lucas

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