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...

Developers push ahead to build around busy train station streets
The Courier Mail - Brian Bennion, South East Advertiser - August 6, 2019

A controversial Morningside development rejected by council is being advertised for sale as an approved project. The marketing campaign from Sydney-based Burgess Rawson advertises a “new building 110 place childcare centre and 15 furnished residential apartments”...

One in four family day cares shut down in Federal Government crackdown
Education HQ Australia - Geordle Little - August 5, 2019

More than a quarter of all family day care providers have now been suspended or cancelled by the Federal Government. Figures released today reveal that ten more “dodgy” child care providers were suspended or cancelled in the first three months of this year...

La Villa Montessori at West Croydon reprimanded for breaching conditions of its approval
The Advertiser - Elizabeth Henson - August 5, 2019

An Adelaide childcare centre that replaced another day care provider after it was suspended by the Federal Government has itself been sanctioned. La Villa Montessori at West Croydon has been reprimanded for breaching several conditions of its approval...

National enforcement register shows tough stance: 277 operators added since 2018
The Sector - Freya Lucas - August 5, 2019

Ten approved providers have had their approvals cancelled or suspended in the first three months of 2019, in what Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan is describing as a show of strength, saying “The Morrison Government does not tolerate dodgy childcare providers”...

Childcare centres back in demand
Commercial Real Estate - Jack Needham - August 5, 2019

Childcare centres are also expected to be a hit at the auction, according to Burgess Rawson agents, having overcome an oversupply in the sector during 2018. Two centres in Sydney that are set to go under the hammer have received more than 100 inquiries, according to agent...

LDC continues to be standout beneficiary post CCS according to latest DET report
The Sector - Jason Roberts - August 5, 2019

The Federal Department of Education and Training (DET) have released the second issue of their quarterly Child Care in Australia information report since the implementation of the Child Care Subsidy legislation in July 2018 which shows services in long day care (LDC) settings...

Think confirms legal proceedings commenced against vendor of purchased centre
The Sector - Jason Roberts - August 5, 2019

Think Childcare Ltd have today confirmed that a wholly owned subsidiary has issued legal proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria against the vendor of a child care service acquired by the company in August 2017. The vendor concerned is not one of Think’s current...

Childcare subsidy changes not delivering cost savings for all despite overhaul, report finds
ABC News - Melinda Howells - August 5, 2019

A new report has found that only about one third of families surveyed have seen a reduction in childcare costs since a major overhaul of subsidies came into effect. The new childcare subsidy (CCS) was introduced in July 2018, with the Federal Government promising that ...

Dodgy childcare providers hit by sanctions
Shepparton News - AAP Newswire - August 5, 2019

The Morrison government has suspended or shut down 10 dodgy childcare providers during the first three months of the year. Education Minister Dan Tehan said 277 operators have been placed on the compliance register since it was set up in January last year. "The Morrison government...

City of Sydney convicted for repeatedly losing disabled child
Sydney Morning Herald - Angus Thompson - August 5, 2019

The City of Sydney council has been convicted by a magistrate after repeatedly losing a boy with Down syndrome who was in its care. On one occasion the boy, 11, was found naked and wet in the shower area of a public facility attached to the Ultimo childcare centre he attended after ...

Childcare price rises prompt calls to 'name and shame' centres
Sydney Morning Herald - Pallavi Singhal - August 5, 2019

Fee rises of 20 per cent or more at childcare centres in NSW have prompted calls for the government to "name and shame" some of Sydney's most expensive centres. Centres in some parts of the city, including the CBD, the north shore and northern beaches are charging up to $200 a day...

South Australia about to face chronic shortage of childcare workers as more and more centres get approved
The Advertiser - Tim Williams, Sunday Mail - August 4, 2019

The state’s childcare industry says it faces a crisis of “chronic” staff shortages and financial struggles caused by a “perfect storm” of factors - a glut of proposed centres, requirements for more teachers, and disincentives for new workers. Peak body Australian Childcare Alliance SA says ...

Ballarat childcare employees demand entitlements
The Courier - Caleb Cluff - August 4, 2019

Over a dozen current and former childcare workers have been left without their legal entitlements following the sale of a business in Ballarat. The United Children childcare and kindergarten centre based in Sebastopol became 'Sesame Kids' in 2018 after founder Margo Vasilevska sold ...