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

Children’s Rights highlighted as Australia celebrations National Children’s Week

National Children’s Week, which runs from Saturday 24 October – 1 November 2020, showcases the rights of every child to grow up happy, safe and thriving, and recognises the contributions young people make to our world.

21 hours

by Freya Lucas

CSU students complete innovative new placement program at Lake Cargelligo ELC

Four health students from Charles Sturt University (CSU) have spent more than one month working on a project they tailor made to meet the needs of a project children attending Lake Cargelligo Early Learning Centre (ELC), located in rural New South Wales.

21 hours

by Freya Lucas

Next round of Commonwealth Scholarships support regional ECEC study

Young Australians living in 10 selected regional areas who are wishing to study early childhood education and care, along with many other qualifications, are now able to apply for a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications scholarship.

21 hours

by Freya Lucas

NSW study finds that COVID-19 transmission rates are low in NSW education settings

A new report has found that the spread of COVID-19 remains extremely low in New South Wales schools and early childhood centres with onward transmission of less than 1 per cent in Term Three.

21 hours

by Freya Lucas

Poverty in childhood leads to poverty in adulthood

Poverty and socio-economic disadvantage more broadly, continue to be important public policy issues for Australia.

23 hours

by Freya Lucas

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