Goodstart community projects share good and books
Perth Now - Lucy Jarvis, Wanneroo Times - June 19, 2020

Childcare centres and a men’s shed teamed up to create community pantries and libraries in the northern suburbs. The Northern Suburbs Men’s Shed built the structures for Goodstart Early Learning centres in Clarkson and Merriwa to support vulnerable families and promote literacy...

Panel approves Eglinton childcare centre plans
Perth Now - Lucy Jarvis, Wanneroo Times - June 19, 2020

Young families in Eglinton could soon have a childcare option close to home after a $2.2 million centre received development approval. The Metro Outer Development Assessment Panel conditionally approved plans for the childcare centre on the corner of Indigo Street and Heath Avenue...

New nature playground at McDougall Park Community Kindergarten in Manning
Perth Now - Sarah Brookes, Southern Gazette - June 19, 2020

A new nestled-in-nature playground is bringing smiles to the faces of kindy kids at a community kindergarten in Manning. Construction was completed last month at McDougall Park Community Kindergarten to upgrade the existing structures, with many new elements having been added...

Employers, schools, take note. Coronavirus ‘clearance certificates’ are a waste of everybody’s time
The Conversation - Lauren Ball, Griffith University and Mark Morgan, Bond University - June 19, 2020

Last week, my two-year-old niece was sent home from daycare for having a runny nose – a sin that would otherwise be commonplace on a windy winter’s day. The daycare centre instructed my sister she would need to produce a medical certificate “clearing” my niece of COVID-19...

New provider challenges persist as AWCC confirms Chiltern Kindergarten November exit
The Sector - Freya Lucas - June 19, 2020

The Indigo Shire Council have provided an update in relation to ongoing challenges in securing a new provider for childcare and kindergarten services in Chiltern, following confirmation from current provider Albury Wodonga Community College (AWCC) that they intend to exit...

Female CEOs, directors boost company values: report
Sydney Morning Herald - Jennifer Duke - June 19, 2020

If women did leave the workforce to raise children, she said, the childcare system acted as a further disincentive to return to full-time employment as the costs could outweigh the financial benefits. "So women in their 30s tend to miss the mastery years of real traditional experience development,"...

Dan Tehan: Please note more research showing families cannot afford pre-COVID19 childcare fees
Women's Agenda- Georgie Dent - June 18, 2020

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week two pieces of new research were released, from two separate organisations, confirming, in different ways, the unaffordability of early childhood education and care in Australia. And, the mounting crisis facing parents and the early learning sector...

Early learners in Tasmania given support to ‘bounce back to learning’
The Sector - Freya Lucas - June 18, 2020

The Tasmanian Government is supporting students in the early years to ‘Bounce Back to Learning at School’ after learning at home due to COVID-19 pandemic, with the help of early learning educators who will work in partnership with teachers to identify learner needs, provide resources ...

Scars of ABC Learning a 12-year childcare nightmare
Financial Review - Liam Walsh - June 18, 2020

Twelve years after its collapse, ABC Learning Centres remains the non-decaying kryptonite for superfolk of the childcare sector. Just look at how current sector giant G8 Education handled Peter Trimble joining the board at its AGM this week. Trimble had worked at Brisbane-based ABC...

Two childcare centres closed as state records 18 new cases of COVID-19
The Age - Melissa Cunningham - June 18, 2020

Two Melbourne child care centres have been temporarily shut down after a child and worker at separate facilities tested positive to coronavirus in the past day. The child and childcare worker are among 18 new cases of COVID-19 recorded overnight...

Return to childcare fees may be unaffordable for some families, research shows
ABC 7.30 - Michael Atkin - June 17, 2020

Families whose household income has dropped during the coronavirus crisis could be unable to afford child care when fees return in mid-July, new research shows. In April, the Morrison Government put in place a $1.6 billion relief package because some childcare providers...

Will these Childcare and Education Related Stocks see a future post changed regime: TNK, GEM, IEL?
Kalkine Media - June 17, 2020

However, to support the early learning sector during this period of decreased occupancy levels, the care providers will get a Transition Payment equal to 25 per cent of each centre's fee levels before the impact of the pandemic, during 13 July-27 September. Given these dynamics...

Dividends frozen, childcare giant G8 plans revival
Financial Review - Liam Walsh - June 17, 2020

G8 Education has expressed ambitions of reviving dividends down the track, after the childcare giant froze payouts until at least midway through next year. The company, which has almost 475 centres trading under brands including Sandcastles and Kool Kids, suspended dividends...

WA OSHC provider penalised $21,000 for failure to ensure adequate supervision
The Sector - Freya Lucas - June 17, 2020

The approved provider of outside school hours care (OSHC) services in Western Australia has recently been fined $18,000 for two contraventions of section 165(1) of the National Law and Regulations, and to pay a contribution of $3,000 towards the Department’s legal costs...

Morphett Vale childcare centre damaged after Statesman deliberately rams building
7news.com.au - Emily Olle - June 17, 2020

Police are searching for a driver in Adelaide?s southern suburbs after a car ?deliberately? ploughed into a child care centre. Emergency services were called to the Flaxmill Road centre, at Morphett Vale, just after 10.30pm on Tuesday after reports of a crash. Security video shows...