Freya Lucas

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Freya Lucas has over 20 years experience in education and care services, with her previous roles as an early childhood teacher, primary teacher, and ECEC operations manager giving her a unique insight into the ECEC sector at all levels. Freya’s career has seen her work in private in-home care, primary schools, long day care, out of school hours care, in addition to tuition and library information and management settings. Freya’s key role at The Sector is to cover the latest ECEC news and provide insight and analysis into sector issues and developments. Freya is engaged with two sons aged 10 and 15. Freya has fond memories of the time her boys’ spent in the early education space.

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Articles by Freya Lucas

TLC Healthcare vertically aligns to move into ECEC space with new integrated facility

TLC Healthcare have commenced work on their latest development in Melbourne, in the bayside suburb of Mordialloc, the first development for the company to feature integrated early childhood education and care (ECEC).

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by Freya Lucas

Landmark 50th season of Sesame Street showcases persistence and resilience

Iconic children’s television program Sesame Street will kick off its historic 50th season tomorrow, July 11, with a ‘star studded’ special on ABC Kids, ahead of a season of programming which focuses on “Oops and Aha!: Embracing the Power of Possibilities” with the aim of helping parents and children to learn more about how to combat the stresses and pressures they face in their daily lives.

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FDC impacted in “Robodebt 2.0” Jobkeeper crackdown, Guardian says

Hundreds of Family Day Care (FDC) providers have been told by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) that they are ineligible for JobKeeper payments, and have been warned they may have to pay back money already received from the scheme, the Australian edition of independent news source The Guardian reported yesterday.

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by Freya Lucas

WHO releases new guidelines on boosting development of children from birth - three

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines on boosting the development and well-being of children aged birth to three years of age earlier in the year, which have been joined by a “nurturing framework”, each of which mark a significant shift in thinking about how best to meet children’s needs from ‘survive’ to ‘thrive’.

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Daily temperature checks to be implemented in Victorian ECEC sites to combat COVID

The Victorian Government will provide thermometers to early childhood education and care (ECEC) services who require them as part of its push to implement daily temperature checks for children across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire as part of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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