Preschool teachers demand $100,000 salaries in Fair Work Commission
The Sydney Morning Herald - Dana McCauley - June 19, 2019

University-educated preschool teachers who missed out on Labor's promised taxpayer-funded pay rises are pushing ahead with a demand for large pay increases in the Fair Work Commission, with the Independent Education Union seeking salaries of up to $101,767. The union is demanding pay increases of up to...

Childcare centres and residents fight seven-storey units block at Engadine
The Leader - Murray Trembath - June 19, 2019

A large turnout is expected for an on-site court hearing over plans for a seven-storey apartment block near Coles at Engadine. Parents with children at two childcare centres, along with nearby residents, are strongly opposing the project in Boronia Avenue. Concerns include are overshadowing, privacy and the safety of children...

North Brisbane child care centre on the market
The Courier Mail - June 18, 2019

A newly-built Albany Creek childcare facility will go under the auctioneer’s hammer next week. The centre, which is securely leased until 2034 to long-established childcare operator Green Leaves Early Learning, with options extending to 2044, will be offered at the Burgess Rawson Flagship Portfolio Auction...

Childcare centre promises a good earner for buyers at Curlewis
News.com.au - Peter Farago - June 18, 2019

Listed childcare operator G8 Education is the prime marketing tool for a Curlewis tenanted childcare centre to be auctioned next week. G8 holds a licence for 93 places at the 148-156 Jetty Rd facility to be offered in Melbourne on June 26. Burgess Rawson agent Adam Thomas said the 3365sqm property had...

Edge Early Learning Group has acquired a site in Ferny Grove with plans for a new childcare centre
The Courier Mail - Chris Herde - June 18, 2019

A growing local child care group has secured another site in Brisbane’s northern suburbs. With 12 childcare centres operating or scheduled to be open in southeast Queensland by the end of the year Edge Early Learning Group has control of a development site in Ferny Grove. The site, on the corner of...

Fate of proposed seven skyscrapers in hands of planning panel
The Daily Telegraph - Jake McCallum - June 18, 2019

The Rydges Norwest site proposed 32,788sqm of residential space - allowing for 311 apartments - 44,129sqm of office floor space, 16,828sqm of hotel accommodation for 300 rooms, 4,775sqm of retail floor space; and a 789sqm childcare centre. While the Brookhollow Ave proposal suggested 40,576sqm of...

Good things in store for Gumnut Grove Child Care Centre
The Young Witness - June 18, 2019

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke visited Gumnut Grove Child Care Centre on Friday and found out how a $30,954 grant is making life easier for staff and children, as well as boosting the local economy. A new installation of cupboards and lockers was provided by a Stronger Communities Fund grant...

Researchers find Gen Z falling behind Gen X in childhood physical skills
The West Australian - Rhianna Mitchell - June 18, 2019

A major study of more than 4000 Perth children has found basic physical skills such as balance, running, jumping, throwing and catching have declined in comparison with the previous generation. The University of WA, which carried out the study, said the “worrying” findings...

NSW education budget to jump by $1.2b
9 News - June 17, 2019

Education will receive an extra $1.2 billion in the upcoming NSW budget, with the state government boasting of a record investment. The budget will also include $120 million to expand before and after school care and $20 million for pre-schools to build, renovate or extend ...

Lawyer who lied to ASIC avoids conviction
Financial Review - Liam Walsh - June 17, 2019

An experienced corporate lawyer who fed fake information about a massive childcare takeover to investigators walked from court on Monday after later helping the probe. ASIC had been probing an attempted $160 million takeover by sector giant G8 Education...

Schools receive funding to keep essential disability programs
The Courier Mail - Elyse Heyn, Redlands Community News - June 17, 2019

Capalaba State College, Redland District Special School and Wynnum State School will continue their Early Childhood Development Programs as the State Government announced it would put $63.6 million towards supporting young children with disabilities...

Flu cases still rising in Newcastle and Hunter New England as hospital EDs cope with influx of patients with respiratory infections and fevers
Newcastle Herald - Anita Beaumont - June 17, 2019

There have been almost five times more cases of flu in the Hunter New England region than the same time last year, and hospital emergency departments are bearing the brunt. There have been 1204 confirmed cases of influenza in Hunter New England so far this year...

Childcare worker's career change pays off with major training award
The Central Western Daily - David Fitzsimons - June 17, 2019

After 13 years in the public service it took the birth of her third son, Connor, for Jennifer Boney to take the plunge and change careers. Last Friday her switch from a call centre to childcare work paid off when she was named the Vocational Student of the Year...

New program for children starting from age 2 aims to nip body image blues in the bud
The Sector - Freya Lucas - June 17, 2019

An initiative designed by La Trobe University is aiming to reduce instances of negative body image and unhealthy behaviours in children through working with child health nurses (CHN) and families of children aged between two and six years of age...

ECEC educators set to benefit from Skilling South Australia projects
The Sector - Freya Lucas - June 17, 2019

45 early childhood education and care (ECEC) educators in South Australia will benefit from funded training to further develop their skills, and meet the workforce needs of the growing sector, SA Minister for Innovation and Skills, David Pisoni has announced...