Inside CBA’s innovative new working environment
Human Resources Director - John Hilton - May 27, 2019

Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s (CBA) 10,000 workers have recently been moving into a brand-new building, Axle, at Sydney’s new technology and innovation hub, South Eveleigh. The second complete building, Yerrabingin House, has a community centre, gym, childcare...

Mobile preschool bringing education to remote areas in Tumbarumba
Architecture & Design - Hyne Timber - May 27, 2019

Puggles Mobile Children’s Services Van brings early childhood education and care to six regional and remote areas of the extended Tumbarumba region. A highly valued community service, the mobile preschool was the beneficiary of a 2018 grant from the Hyne Community Trust...

Open to a day of fun
Star Weekly - Ewen Mcrae - May 27, 2019

A newly opened childcare centre will embrace National Reconciliation Week this Saturday as part of a family day. Nino Early Learning Adventures in Melton will hold its family day on June 1, complete with a presentation from local indigenous elders, welcome to country and smoking ceremony...

Kids’ fruit trees stolen from daycare centre
The West Australian - Tegan Guthrie, Kalgoorlie Miner - May 27, 2019

Staff at a local daycare centre were left shocked and confused last week when three fruit trees, which were set to be part of a free community garden, were stolen. It comes only a few months after the centre’s hand-raised chickens were stolen from their pen...

How a Leader Local Grant would update Armadale Early Learning Centre books
Herald Sun - Shelby Brooks, Stonnington Leader - May 27, 2019

Kindergarten kids in Armadale want new books and are counting on your help to make it a reality. Armadale Early Learning Centre teacher Lia Amado said the kinder nominated for a $1000 Leader Local Grant in the hope the kinder could bring its “outdated” library’s collection into the 21st century...

Sydney Water's annual community grants are now open
Blue Mountains Gazette - May 27, 2019

Sydney Water's annual community grants are now open but would-be applicants only have until Friday to apply. A number of Mountains organisations were successful last year, including Katoomba Leura Preschool (to upgrade its vegie gardens to be water wise)...

Ingham Community Kindergarten’s 60th anniversary celebrations sells more than 300 tickets
Herald Sun - Cameron Bates, The Herbert River Express - May 27, 2019

New C&K Ingham Community Kindergarten & Preschool principal says she has been blown away by the sense of public pride in the centre as it prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary. In the job just three weeks, April Clark said she could not believe how great the kindergarten was...

Mothers explain how they navigated work and childcare, from the 1970s to today
The Conversation - Carla Pascoe Leahy - May 27, 2019

Over the past few decades of Australian life, government policies have gradually offered more support to working mothers, particularly through childcare subsidies and parental leave. But what motivates Australian parents in their choices around work and childcare?

Early childhood educators regroup after election setback
Financial Review - Robert Bolton - May 27, 2019

The early childhood sector is in limbo after the federal election and faces a "significant task" to raise teachers' skills, iron out problems with the new childcare subsidy and change the way the coalition sees preschool education. Professor Sheila Degotardi, an early childhood specialist...

Enrolment envy as kids turned away from local preschools
NT News - Steve Vivian - May 26, 2019

TERRITORY parents are battling to place their kids into preferred preschool destinations. Long waits at Larrakeyah preschool has left children like Jessica Turner in limbo. “Larrakeyah preschool is full, and the waiting list is 21 children long,” Mr Turner said...

Member for Wannon Dan Tehan reinstated as Education Minister
The Standard - May 26, 2019

MEMBER for Wannon Dan Tehan has been reinstated as Education Minister. "It is a great honour to continue in this important role and I will retain my focus on ensuring our record investment in child care, pre-school, primary and secondary school, and higher education...

Victorian children to be screened for autism at a younger age
SBS News - Charlotte Lam - May 26, 2019

Victorian children will now be screened for autism at a younger age, with all maternal and child health (MCH) nurses undergoing new training to better detect the early signs in children under three. The average age for a child to be diagnosed with autism is four-years-old...

Curtin's Teddybears Childcare Centre faces uncertain future with potential redevelopment plans
The Canberra Times - Cassandra Morgan - May 26, 2019

Management at Curtin's Teddybears Childcare Centre say they live each day in fear of closure the next, as their ACT government landlords give no clarity on potential redevelopment plans. Teddybears owner Mark Gillett says the centre has not had an official lease for months...

Early childhood in the spotlight at Pilbara conference
The West Australian - Alicia Perera, Pilbara News - May 24, 2019

Early childhood development was in the spotlight when almost 150 workers met for a Pilbara regional conference on the sector on Saturday. Held at the Karratha Leisureplex, the Pilbara Early Childhood Education and Care Conference brought school and community-based educators...

New Early Parenting Centre for Ballarat to support sleep-deprived new parents
The Courier - Michelle Smith - May 24, 2019

A new Early Parenting Centre will be built in Ballarat to support parents with young babies. The extra support and advice will be welcome for hundreds of parents of babies from birth to age three who struggle with sleeping, feeding and extra care for babies with additional needs...