For All Children: Embedding cultural diversity in early childhood education
NSW Government - Education - November 26, 2020

Manjula Waniganayake, Professor of Early Childhood Education at Macquarie University, explores strategies to support children and families from refugee/migrant backgrounds. Also watch two services talk about their culturally inclusive practices and programs...

Council is getting behind Thrive by Five
Mirage News - November 26, 2020

The Swan Hill Rural City Council is encouraging the community to get behind the Thrive by Five campaign. Thrive by Five is a national online campaign lobbying for significant childcare reform for effective policy and investment in early childhood outcomes across Australia. Council’s Director...

Worker charged after alleged assault of a four-year-old boy with disability at Sydney childcare centre
9News.com.au - Olivana Lathouris - November 26, 2020

A childcare worker has been charged over the alleged assault of a young boy with a disability at a childcare centre in Sydney's inner-west three years ago. Police this month began an investigation into reports the child had been assaulted by a worker at a childcare centre in Glebe in 2017...

We asked over 2,000 Australian parents how they fared in lockdown. Here’s what they said
The Conversation - Subhadra Evans, Antonina Mikocka-Walus, Elizabeth Westrupp; Deakin University - November 25, 2020

Parents have faced unprecedented stress during the pandemic as they care for children while juggling paid work from home. However, very little research so far has focused on family well-being during the pandemic. So we asked more than 2,000 parents to tell us in their own words...

Has the pandemic created the ideal conditions for a “parent’s revolution”?
Women's Agenda - Kristine Ziwica - November 25, 2020

Last year Dominque Barker, a 34-year-old Melbourne-based mother of two who works in the higher education sector, was inspired to take action. Having moved to Australia from New Zealand, Barker and her partner were dependent on long-day childcare as they both work full time...

Cobar childcare centre Kubby House forced to temporarily close
ABC News - ABC Western Plains, Jessie Davies - November 25, 2020

Families in Cobar, western New South Wales, are urgently seeking qualified educators to save the town’s only long day-care service, which has abruptly closed leaving 40 families out on a limb. The Kubby House Child Care Centre closed this week after a number of educators ...

Edmonton kindergarten development: Citicare approved for new Hartill St childcare centre
The Courier Mail - Chris Calcino, The Cairns Post - November 25, 2020

Playground warfare is about to erupt in a Cairns suburb after a decision was handed down on a controversial plan to open a childcare centre just 50m from an existing kindergarten. A dissenting petition with 189 signatures and seven separate in-depth submissions were made to Cairns...

Bidding war erupts for minnow, listed kiddie carer Think Childcare
The Australian Business Review - Melissa Yeo, Christine Lacy - November 24, 2020

It’s shaping up as a bumper end to the year for Liberal Party powerbroker and investment banker Michael Kroger as a bidding war erupts for minnow, listed kiddie carer Think Childcare. Think, led by Mathew Edwards and chaired by Mark Kerr, finds itself in the sights of two suitors...

Gastro outbreak: Hundreds of childcare staff and children catch viral bug
The Daily Telegraph - Angira Bharadwaj - November 24, 2020

Parents have been urged to keep sick kids at home after a concerning spike in gastroenteritis cases spreading across nearly 60 childcare centres in the state. Almost 600 staff and children have caught the viral bug across October and November, health authorities said. NSW Health ...

New swimming pool regulations to make family day care safer
Mirage News - Govt of WA Media Statement - November 24, 2020

The State Government will strengthen regulations for family day care operators to improve child safety at residences with swimming pools, spas or water features. The changes announced by Community Services Minister Simone McGurk today address recommendations handed ...

RAA carry out preschool road safety lessons to tackle road trauma
Victor Harbour Times - November 24, 2020

A dedicated program will be delivered to the state's kindergarten children in an effort to reduce the increasing numbers of children aged five and under being hurt in road crashes, RAA revealed. The SA motor industry body's initiative was prompted after data revealed in the past...

Court awards Sydney mothers $2m after landmark abuse case authorities refused to prosecute
ABC News - Jamelle Wells - November 24, 2020

Two mothers have been awarded $2 million in damages in a landmark civil case they brought against a family-owned childcare centre, after authorities declined to pursue criminal charges for child sex abuse. Sydney women Angela* and Karen* took matters into their own hands to...

Orange health alert: Childcare centres warned of gastro outbreak
Central Western Daily - November 24, 2020

Orange parents have been urged to keep their child at home if they're feeling unwell following a spike in viral gastroenteritis cases in recent days. Western NSW Local Health District director of public health Priscilla Stanley said gastroenteritis was highly infectious and could spread ...

Inside new Auchenflower childcare with giant slippery slide
The Courier Mail - Brendan O’Malley, Westside News - November 24, 2020

The pews have made way for a trampoline, a water feature and 15m indoor slippery slide in this new Auchenflower church-turned-childcare centre. Little Locals, which opened a fortnight ago, is set to become one of Brisbane’s most fun centres. It also has a focus on the environment...

Full plans for Kallangur retail and community hub revealed
The Courier Mail - Kara Sonter, Quest Newspapers - November 24, 2020

Developers Property Solutions are responsible for the Moreton Bay Regional Council-approved retail and residential development at the corner of Anzac Rd.... Murrumba Village. Stage three will include a Lead Childcare centre, with 206 places, before and after school care which is ...