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...

Goodstart Early Learning Director voted Townsville’s Best Employee
The Sector - Freya Lucas - July 22, 2019

Chondelle Carter, Hyde Park Goodstart Early Learning Director, has been voted Townsville’s Best Employee in a Townsville Bulletin online poll. Ms Carter was the chosen winner, beating 13 other contenders to win the title with a 20 per cent share of the 1,500 votes received, after being nominated...

A NSW investor paid $4.545 million for an Only About Children childcare centre in McDowall on a tight 5.5 per cent yield
The Courier Mail - Chris Herde - July 22, 2019

Brisbane's hot premium childcare centre market continues to heat up with a northern suburbs property selling a month before it was due to go to auction. A NSW-based investor paid $4.545 million for the Only About Children childcare centre at 1035 Rode Rd, McDowall...

New Guardian CEO Warren Bright “can’t imagine a more noble purpose than ECEC”
The Sector - Freya Lucas - July 22, 2019

Guardian Childcare and Education, formerly known as Guardian Early Learning Group, has announced former Goodstart Early Learning Chief Operation Officer Warren Bright as its new Chief Executive Officer. In welcoming Mr Bright, acting Guardian CEO Mark Clark said Mr Bright’s blend...

‘No jab, no play’ policy comes into effect today, barring unvaccinated kids from kindergarten, childcare centres
The West Australian - Bethany Hiatt - July 21, 2019

An audit has revealed that thousands of WA children aged five and under may not be fully immunised, as tough laws barring unvaccinated children from kindergarten or childcare centres take effect today. Under the State Government’s no-jab, no-play policy aimed at boosting vaccination rates...

Record number of students flock to Aboriginal languages
The Sydney Morning Herald - Henrietta Cook - July 21, 2019

A record number of Victorian students are studying Aboriginal languages, with enrolments expected to increase as a new generation of children revive Indigenous cultures in kindergarten. Education Department figures show that 1867 state school students were enrolled...

Live-streaming bedtime stories inspires kids to read
The Sydney Morning Herald - Taylor Denny - July 21, 2019

Bedtimes for students at Warialda Public School have become a star-studded event. Since the northern NSW school's principal Dan van Velthuizen began broadcasting stories to students via Facebook two months ago, the children have been read to sleep by the local pharmacist...

Woden child care centre tackles Hindmarsh goliath
RiotACT - Ian Bushnell - July 21, 2019

A Woden child care centre is taking on a developer giant in a David and Goliath battle over a $132 million project set to change the face of the Town Centre skyline. Hindmarsh’s massive mixed-use development will feature twin towers rising 25 and 26 storeys to become the tallest...

New subsidy sucked up by fee hikes
The Courier Mail - Matthew Killoran - July 20, 2019

Greedy childcare centres have gobbled up almost half the money parents were meant to save from new subsidies by hiking up their fees. When a new subsidy system came into place from July 2 last year it was meant to save the average family $1300 in childcare fees a year...

Future of Sydney living: Couple live, work and play in unit block
The Daily Telegraph - Ben Pike - July 20, 2019

Burwood couple Tony and Margaret are the family of the future. They live with their two young children on the 24th floor of a unit block, Tony works on the 10th floor and there’s a gym and childcare in the same complex. Welcome to the future of Sydney living. They are the family that...

Montessori Academy to operate childcare centre with largely internal play area at South Village Kirrawee
St George & Sutherland Shire Leader - Murray Trembath - July 19, 2019

An 84-place childcare centre, with a largely internal playground, has been approved for South Village, Kirrawee. The facility, to be operated by Montessori Academy, will be located in a commercial tenancy on the ground floor of building B, facing Princes Highway...

Milligan children tickled pink by art
The West Australian - Kate Fielding, South Western Times - July 19, 2019

Milligan House Child Care Centre has been splashed with colour as a renowned artist works to create eye-catching artworks inspired by local wildlife. Brenton See has been transforming otherwise dull infrastructure at the community-based centre, including a sea container ...

Working parents’ survival guide
The Australian Business Review - Daisy Wademan Dowling - July 19, 2019

Jacob was a partner at a respected consulting firm and, to his delight, an expectant father. As the birth loomed, though, his apprehensions grew. How would he and his physician wife find optimal childcare? Could he use his firm’s generous paternity leave without judgment from colleagues and clients...

Supporting young children’s botanical literacies
The Sector - Kimberley Beasley - July 19, 2019

The ramifications of a decrease in children’s botanical literacies could have detrimental effects for efforts in sustainability and the care of our planet. Outcome Two of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) requires children to be connected to their world. To be connected to the world...