Early learning levels up as inner-city Brisbane’s era of high-rise education beckons
Courier Mail - Phil Bartsch - August 16, 2019

Elevator doors are replacing school gates in inner-city Brisbane. With a new era of high-rise education beckoning, a purpose-built vertical early learning centre is set to open in South Brisbane. The five-level building at 70 Cordelia St is locally-based childcare group Edge Early Learning’s flagship centre...

Cost proves to be a barrier to child care
Bendigo Advertiser - Natalie Croxon - August 16, 2019

About six months after Melanie Lane's eldest child was born, she wanted to return to work. But the cost of child care meant that she did not stay back at work for long because, all things considered, it was not beneficial. "By the time I paid for child care, I was only about $20 a day better off,"...

Stawell's Marrang Kindergarten will be one of the first Kindergartens in Victoria with subsidised three-year-old programs
Stawell Times - Cassandra Langley - August 16, 2019

Stawell's Marrang Kindergarten students, teachers and educators welcomed the announcement of the first enrolments for Victoria's funded three-year-old kinder programs on Friday. The kinder program is part of a $5 billion investment from the Victorian government over the next decade...

Former G8 boss takes over management of Evolve
Scoop BusinessDesk - Paul McBeth - Friday, 16 August 2019

Chris Scott, who founded the Australian early childhood education firm G8 Education, acquired a 19 percent stake in Evolve last year and joined the Kiwi firm's board in November alongside former G8 offsider Chris Sacre. They've been leading a $25 million expansion into Australia and today the board appointed Scott as managing director and Sacre as Australian country manager...

Brisbane childcare centres failing to meet national safety standards
The Courier Mail - Quest Newspapers - August 16, 2019

There are 46 childcare centres on Brisbane’s southside that are failing to meet national standards for quality care seven years after the ratings were introduced. And parents are choosing childcare centres based on ratings that may not be accurate, with assessors failing to revisit ...

Child care centre terminates places after mothers query $20 a day fee rise
Riot ACT - Ian Bushnell - August 15, 2019

Two families who say they were booted out of a Canberra child care centre after questioning a $20 a day fee rise are still waiting for their bonds to be returned, and calling for more regulation of the sector. Teacher Kylie Moller says her family is owed about $896, which also includes a bond...

No progress on gender pay gap
Mirage News - August 15, 2019

The gender pay gap remains stationary at 14 per cent according to data released by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency today. The Morrison Government opposed measures put forward by the ALP at the last election to improve the appallingly low pay for workers in childcare ...

Camden Kids website revamped
The Daily Telegraph - Macarthur Chronicle - August 15, 2019

Families can find all the information and services they need with a new dynamic design of the Camden Kids website. The look, function and navigation of the site have been developed to optimise the user experience and accessibility for Camden’s kids, parents and teachers...

State Government unveils long-awaited anti-bullying strategy
The Mercury - Tim Williams, The Advertiser - August 15, 2019

Sport clubs and community groups will have to show their capacity to stop children being bullied in order to receive grants, under a new State Government strategy. The plan aims to reduce bullying by treating it as a whole-of-community problem, not just one for schools...

Excursions as a medium for learning and advocacy
The Sector - Freya Lucas - August 15, 2016

Following a recent presentation at the Macquarie University Infants and Toddlers Conference, The Sector spoke with Kate Laidley and Chloe Flannery, who work with Guardian Childcare and Education in the Barangaroo ELC. Barangaroo, a unique development in inner city Sydney...

Mallee Kids Child Care ready to open at Karoonda
Murray Valley Standard - August 14, 2019

Karoonda's council-run child care service will begin operating next month after the completion of the town's early childhood centre and community hub. Federal MP Tony Pasin visited on Tuesday to cut a ribbon outside the centre, which was built in quick time using funding...

3 ASX results you might have missed on Wednesday
The Motley Fool - James Mickleboro - August 15, 2019

This childcare operator’s shares crashed lower on Wednesday following the release of its half year results. Although the company posted a 12% increase in like for like service performance (a combination of revenue, labour, and occupancy), it swung to a loss after tax of $0.4 million...

Call to scrap tests for young schoolkids in WA
News.com.au - Ally Foster - August 14, 2019

Western Australian teachers are calling for the focus to be shifted from formal testing of young primary school kids to play-based learning. The State School Teachers’ Union of WA (SSTUWA) is pushing for the State Government to introduce the play-based learning model ...

Community Strengthening Grants boost for local kinders
Riverine Herald - Dylan Arvela - August 14, 2019

Cobram District Children’s Service Committee recently received $5000 for Punt Road Kindergarten and Childcare Centre. The grant, which came through Moira Shire Council’s community strengthening grants, went towards four new trikes, set of soft building and climbing blocks...

Think announces creation of new incubator in mixed half year results
The Sector - Jason Roberts - August 14, 2019

Think Childcare (TNK) have today as part of their half year 2019 results announcement confirmed that they will be creating a newly incorporated entity to act as the developer and incubator of Greenfield sites on behalf Think. The proposal will provide TNK with the means....