Goodstart Early Learning Advocacy Manager John Cherry talks ECEC state of play ahead of election

As we approach two key elections, one federal and the other state, early childhood education and care (ECEC) is being thrust into the news as all sides of politics seek to communicate their policy positions to the electorate.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Starting from scratch: scrapping the QIP on the path to exceeding NQS

Spensley Street outside school hours care (OSHC) co-ordinator Lisa Heard describes deleting the quality improvement plan (QIP) for her service as “the best thing” she ever did, and an integral part of supporting her service to move from a rating of “working towards” to “exceeding” the National Quality Standards (NQS).  

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Want to be a better educator? Practice mindfulness, get to know your thoughts

Educator wellbeing has received increased attention for awhile now, with organisations such as Smiling Mind developing mindfulness programs for the workplace to improve staff performance and mental health.

17 days ago

by Nicola Russell

Helping Your Child Transition to School

Preparing your child well before the first day of school is important because change can be scary—for children and adults alike! Right now, over the summer holidays, is the perfect time to start preparing your child for the transition ahead.

23 days ago

by Kathryn Murray

Social media interactions: curiosity killed the cat, but it kept our sector alive…

Social media has the potential to be the ideal platform for those in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector to live out two of the core principles of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) respect for diversity, and ongoing learning and reflective practice.

25 days ago

by Michelle Walsh