Child Care Industry News August 26, 2014 -®
Child Care Industry News
August 26, 2014
Welcome, this week find out how flexible long day care providers really are and learn how to conduct a successful job interview, courtesy of our sister site Also learn all about Enviro Week and what you can do to get involved.

Long day care providers going beyond 9 to 5 to help working families

A new report on flexibility in early childhood centres has found that most long-day care providers are operating outside traditional working hours, responding to the demands of families working traditional hours.

The survey, conducted by Early Childhood Australia (ECA), included more than 400 long day care providers around Australia and showed that 68 per cent of long day care services opened between 6:30am and 7:30am and 49 per cent closed at 6:00pm.

ECA CEO Samantha Page said the fact most services aren't open beyond 6:00pm could be a barrier for shift workers.
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Finding the right employee through effective interviewing

Large organisations often have the luxury of a Human Resources Department to take care of all recruitment needs. Most small organisations don't have this facility and while it is possible to use a recruitment company to take care of recruiting and interviewing staff, this is often a prohibitively expensive exercise.

In the early childhood education and care sector it is usually the director of a service who is responsible for recruiting and interviewing new staff. This is a big ask for people who are child development experts and not recruitment specialists.

The article we have put together below will hopefully assist early childhood education and care professionals responsible for hiring staff by providing some practical advice and tips about the easiest and most effective ways of interviewing potential staff.

This article is sponsored by, Australia's only dedicated jobs board for the early childhood education and care sector. Click here to read more articles, search for your dream job or to advertise a position at your service.
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