Editor’s view: Parents must have trust in childcare providers
The Courier Mail - The Editor - August 10, 2019

After shocking statistics revealed the massive amount of Queensland childcare centres failing key national standards, it is both clear the assessment system needs a significant overhaul and that dodgy providers must be stripped of their licence. When parents drop their children off...

Minister hits back at report Queensland childcare centres are failing
Brisbane Times - Jocelyn Garcia - August 10, 2019

Education Minister Grace has lashed out against a report stating that Queensland childcare centres were failing children. On Saturday, Ms Grace also called on the federal government to re-inject funds to help regulate childcare centres through the Australian's Children's...

Australia's childhood educators are being trained to spot mental health issues in young children
SBS - Phillippa Carisbrooke - August 10, 2019

It is morning drop-off time at Tyabb Village Children's Centre in Victoria, and four-year-old Quinn is struggling. Overwhelmed, he cries “can we go home now mum?". "He is just having a bit of separation anxiety lately," his mother Jodie tells SBS News. Staff at the centre are helping the children...

Council moves to ban childcare use in special residential areas
Wanneroo Times - Lucy Jarvis - August 9, 2019

Controversy over a farm-style childcare centre in Banksia Grove has prompted a move to ban childcare uses from special residential zones. In May, Wanneroo Council approved Atlantis Group’s revised plans for a childcare centre on Harbour Elbow despite opposition...

New 90-place child care centre planned for Deakin
Riot ACT - Ian Bushnell - August 8, 2019

A Deakin office building will be transformed into a 90-place, long-stay child care centre under a $1.4 million proposal from Bowral developer John Uliana. The two-storey building at 24 Thesiger Court is currently unoccupied, and the development application says the centre...

Brimbank kinder rates below state average
Star Weekly - Laura Michell - August 8, 2019

Fewer four-year-olds are attending kinder in Brimbank, with the municipality’s participation rate falling below the state average. Kindergarten attendance data from the Department of Education and Training reveals that in 2018, 88.1 per cent of four-year-olds living in Brimbank attended...

After the glut, childcare landlord to diversify
Financial Review - Larry Schlesinger - August 7, 2019

After weathering a recent downturn in the sector, childcare landlord Charter Hall Education Trust (CQE) is looking to diversify its asset and income base with plans to invest in social infrastructure assets. The trust, which owns a market leading 353 childcare centres worth ...

More support for child care services in vulnerable communities
Mirage News - August 7, 2019

vulnerable children will continue to access much-needed child care with the Morrison Government supporting providers in areas of high need and regional and remote Australia. The Morrison Government is providing more than $7 million to 75 child care providers in disadvantaged...

Park Orchards Community House: Pick My Project win helps set up childcare
Herald Sun - Andrew Rogers, Manningham Leader - August 7, 2019

The Park Orchards Community House is expecting to start offering childcare services by the end of August after the delivery of a new building. The community house was successful in winning cash under the State Government’s Pick My Project initiative last year. More than 260 people ...

REIT Charter Hall report FY results and signals broadening of investment mandate
The Sector - Jason Roberts - August 7, 2019

Charter Hall Education Trust (CQE), the ASX listed real estate investment trust specialising in early education and care (ECEC) centres formerly known as Folkestone Education Trust, has released its full year results in which it reports solid performance and confirms a broadening...

Affinity Education: awards abound at 2019 Centre Manager Lifelong Learning Conference
The Sector - Freya Lucas - August 7, 2019

Centre, area and state managers employed by Affinity Education were recently celebrated as part of the 2019 Centre Manager Lifelong Learning Conference, which incorporated leadership lessons, inspiration from Anthony Semann, and sharings from children’s entertainment...

New childcare centre proposed for inner-west suburb
The Courier Mail - Brendan O'Malley, Westside News - August 7, 2019

A new, two-storey childcare centre capable of taking up to 67 children has been proposed for 28 Russell Tce in Indooroopilly. Designed by Alto Architects, the proposal involved removing an existing house and replacing it with a new 554sqm building. It would have three outside ...

All eyes on centre as it marks a change
The West Australian - Jacinta Cantatore, Harvey-Waroona Reporter - August 6, 2019

It’s party time at the Harvey Community Play and Learning Centre to celebrate a new name for a town stalwart. The Harvey Occasional Childcare Centre has moved from an occasional care model to a full day care funding model and staff decided the name needed ...

Red Nose Day disco at Joey's House Early Education Centre to raise awareness for SIDS in Port Macquarie
Port Macquarie News - Robert Dougherty - August 6, 2019

Port Macquarie youngsters are going to don their crimson best and dance the day away at a disco for Red Nose Day on August 9. Students from Joey's House Early Education Centre are wearing red for the day, hosting a lolly jar guessing competition and red disco party ...

Narooma Preschool go above and beyond national standard
Narooma News - Laurelle Pacey - August 6, 2019

Narooma preschool's staff, management committee and parents are absolutely thrilled the preschool has exceeded the National Quality Standard (NQS). "It's absolutely huge," Narooma Preschool director Kathie Phipps said. "I was overwhelmed when we received our assessment...