What do WA's new 'no jab, no play' laws for kindergartens and childcare centres mean for your child?
ABC News - Nicolas Perpitch - July 23, 2019

From this week, children who are not fully vaccinated can now be excluded from enrolling in childcare and kindergartens in Western Australia. Earlier this year, State Parliament passed the "no jab, no play" legislation, amending the Public Health Act and allowing the chief health officer...

Silicon valley-style commercial hub in Bella Vista, Norwest by Mulpha could be back on track with NSW Planning Panel determination
The Daily Telegraph - Jake McCallum, Hills Shire Times - July 23, 2019

MULPHA Norwest has lodged an appeal against a NSW Planning Panel decision to reject a development application for the construction of a seven storey commercial building including retail space and a childcare centre in its Circa commercial precinct in Bella Vista.

Nominate now for the 2019 Northern Territory Education and Care Awards
The Sector - Freya Lucas - July 23, 2019

Recognising the outstanding work being done by education and care professionals based in the Northern Territory is a priority for the Northern Territory Government, who have joined with Child Australia in calling for nominations to honour exceptional early childhood professionals...

Queensland ECEC funding and delivery arrangements under review: consultation open
The Sector - Freya Lucas - July 23, 2019

An independent review of the current funding and delivery arrangements for kindergartens and early childhood education providers in Queensland is currently underway, with an independent review by Deloitte Access Economics being conducted on behalf of the Queensland Department of Education.

'Who's looking after the children?' The answer may be uncomfortable
The Sydney Morning Herald - Wendy Tuohy - July 23, 2019

It is the great dilemma for middle-class feminist mothers (and should be for their partners): how do you justify using far lower paid and dramatically less privileged women to care for your children so you are free to pursue your own, much better paid, higher-status work?

Why we're feeling poor: Prices for schools, health and other 'needs' up about 200% in 20 years
The Sydney Morning Herald - Elizabeth Knight - July 23, 2019

Since 2000, while the CPI has risen 57 per cent, the cost of hospital and medical services are up 195 per cent, preschool and primary education has increased almost 160 per cent while the cost of electricity has galloped ahead by 194 per cent...

Corio Kindergarten staff fear missing out on jobs as council replaces facility
The Herald Sun - Chanel Zagon, Geelong Advertiser - Juluy 23, 2019

Staff at a Corio kindergarten fear they will lose their jobs when their centre is forced to close at the end of this year. But the City of Greater Geelong, which is building a $13.3 million children’s hub nearby that will effectively take over the 50-year-old kinder, says the six workers...

North Fitzroy kindergarten abandons plastic toys in favour of sticks and mud to help kids develop
ABC News - Margaret Paul - July 23, 2019

There are no train sets at Isabel Henderson Kindergarten in Melbourne's inner north, no trucks, no playdough, no plastic dinosaurs. It has come a long way from when this reporter played dress-ups at the Fitzroy North centre in 1988 — these days, the pre-schoolers play with sticks, leaves, and lots of mud.

WA childcare, kindy operators face hefty fines under 'no jab, no play' rules
WA Today - Nathan Hondros - July 22, 2019

Children who aren't fully immunised can be banned from childcare and kindergarten programs under new 'no jab, no play' rules. Under the new legislation, which came into force in WA on Monday, childcare and kindergarten operators face a $10,000 fine for enrolling a child whose immunisation isn't up to date.

What’s happening with the ASX childcare sector?
The Motley Fool - Jules Woodward - July 22, 2019

Leading up to the May federal election, ASX childcare sector share prices headed upwards in anticipation of an ALP victory and with it a suite of new policies for the sector. We all know the unexpected results of the election, so how has the dust settled for the childcare sector...

Nowra's Cole Oakes finds his place in female dominated childcare industry
South Coast Register - July 22, 2019

Australia-wide, early childhood education is an industry dominated by female workers. Statistics from the Australian Government reveal that less than three per cent of all industry workers are male. Not perturbed by these figures, talented TAFE NSW Nowra graduate Cole Oakes...

Easts makes major changes to $83m Waverley Bowlo redevelopment plans
The Daily Telegraph - Anton Rose, Wentworth Courier - July 22, 2019

Easts Leagues Club has proposed a raft of changes to its $83 redevelopment plans in a bid to get it approved, with a hearing set down in the Land and Environment Court set to decide its fate next month. The $83 million proposal, on top of scrapping a childcare centre, will now see the reduction...

New owner has big plans for new retail hub north of Brisbane
The Courier Mail - Erin Smith, Redcliffe & Bayside Herald - July 22, 2019

Plans for a new retail hub along a busy road north of Brisbane have changed with the developer now seeking permission to add a service station, childcare centre and drive-through food outlet. The application states that the child care centre would offer 250 places and 42 car parks...

Final designs for Stuart Flats redevelopment to be unveiled
Riot ACT - Ian Bushnell - July 22, 2019

Finalised plans for the Stuart Flats redevelopment in Manuka will be unveiled this week in community consultation sessions at the Griffith Neighbourhood Centre. Developer Morris Property Group is proposing to build 414 dwellings across three blocks, as well as a child care centre...

Three story $10 million vertical school and kindergarten for Docklands in 2021
The Sector - Freya Lucas - July 22, 2019

A $10 million kindergarten will be added to the new Docklands Primary School which is already under construction, Victorian Minister for Education James Merlino has announced today. The new three-storey vertical school and kindergarten will cater for 550 students and 66 kindergarten places...