Freya Lucas

Editor

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

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

Goodstart St Leonards - Christie St - recognised for innovative practice

The team at Goodstart Early Learning St Leonards – Christie St have been awarded the NSW & ACT Goodies Innovation Award for Centres, rounding out a successful 2020 for the service, during which Centre Director, Marlene van Vuuren was recognised with the NSW & ACT CEOs Goodstarter of the year award.

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by Freya Lucas

Big Fat Smile has had two consecutive years with no fee increases - will others follow?

Community services and early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider, Big Fat Smile has recently announced that fees will not increase in the first half of 2021, continuing an 18 month trend.

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by Freya Lucas

SNAICC welcomes new CEO, Arrernte/Luritja woman Catherine Liddle

National peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, SNAICC – National Voice for Our Children, has announced the appointment of Arrernte/Luritja woman Catherine Liddle in the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective 8 February 2021.

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by Freya Lucas

When shyness becomes a problem - researchers share impacts of extreme shyness

Being shy - the feeling of fear or discomfort caused by other people, especially in new situations or amongst strangers - can be categorised as “an unpleasant feeling of self consciousness.”

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by Freya Lucas

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