BDAQ state awards for five FNQ building designers
Cairns Post - Alicia Nally - July 27, 2019

Bluewater Village Early Learning Centre at Trinity Beach by Raymond Designs was named winner in the new public buildings category. John Wall Childcare founder John Wall said Raymond Design’s Cam Raymond had a “vision in designing something special for children”...

Childcare centres behind no jab rule
The West Australian - Nicole Salmeri, South Western Times - July 26, 2019

Childcare centres across the South West are backing the State Government’s No Jab, No Play policy which came into effect on Monday. The policy means any child who is not fully vaccinated can be excluded from being enrolled in childcare services and kindergarten programs...

Staff at Ellenbrook daycare Jellybeans shaken by shocking act of chicken cruelty
The West Australian - Sarah Steger - July 26, 2019

The staff at a Perth daycare have been left shaken after finding two of their pet chickens decapitated inside their enclosure. A carer at Jellybeans Charlotte’s Vineyard Childcare centre told The West Australian she was on her way to check the chicken coop after returning to work...

Cinema, childcare centre part of $22m development pegged for Torquay
Herald Sun - Olivia Reed, Geelong Advertiser - July 26, 2019

A $22 MILLION development is set to take hold of vacant land along Geelong Rd in Torquay under a proposal before Surf Coast Shire Council. The 85 Geelong Rd development would include a cinema, childcare centre, service station, take away food restaurants and...

Kindy steps up for 38th time to stage fair
The Courier Mail - Brendan O'Malley, Westside News - July 26, 2019

It has become such an entrenched part of Red Hill’s social calendar, many people have forgotten the much-loved Red Hill Fair is run by the local kindy. This year’s fair, the 38th, will once again support the not-for-profit Red Hill Kindergarten, which would have to work even harder...

No more centres on main roads – Uni of Melbourne researchers urge attention to health
The Sector - Freya Lucas - July 26, 2019

Experts from the University of Melbourne have spoken out about their concerns for children who are being exposed to traffic pollution when early childhood education and care (ECEC) services are built on busy urban roads. In a commentary paper, published...

'They're trying to bamboozle us': Furious mum-of-three, 36, is stung by 'hidden' charges at the bottom of her childcare bill
Daily Mail Australia - Lauren Ferri - July 25, 2019

A mother has slammed her childcare provider for increasing her children's fees and 'hiding it in fine print' at the bottom of her monthly bill. Allie Baker, 36, was frustrated when she opened the letter from the education centre in Melbourne and found her fees were set to increase...

Coptic Church's $4 million plan for 80-place child care centre at Bexley
St George & Sutherland Shire Leader - Jim Gainsford - July 25, 2019

St Mary and St Mina's Coptic Orthodox Church has lodged a development application to build a $4 million, 80-place child care centre in its grounds at 339-377 Forest Road, Bexley which include the heritage Bexley School Buildings. The proposed child care centre...

Public given first glimpse of plans for Stuart Flats redevelopment
The Canberra Times - Jasper Lindell - July 25, 2019

Developer Barry Morris says he wanted to get on the front foot with community consultation for the redevelopment of the Stuart Flats in Griffith. Plans for the seven-building, six-storey development included 414 residential apartments, a childcare centre and a medical centre...

US researchers explore the costs of a values-based budget for ECEC, tackling low wages
The Sector - Freya Lucas - July 25, 2019

A new report, jointly issued by the Economic Policy Institute and the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) at the University of California, Berkeley has estimated the true costs of a high-quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) system in the US...

New childcare centre to be open by 2020
The Courier Mail - Erin Smith, Redcliffe & Bayside Herald - July 25, 2019

Construction crews have started work on what will be Scarborough’s first childcare centre, but not all residents are happy about it. The development, being built at the corner of Pearl St and Oxley Ave, was approved by Moreton Bay Regional Council earlier this year...

Harrington Property acquires Greenwood Artarmon childcare centre for $14.8m
The Australian Business Review - Ben Wilmot - July 25, 2019

Investment company Harrington Property has swooped on the Greenwood Artarmon childcare centre in northern Sydney in a $14.8 million deal. The deal, brokered by Peritus Childcare Sales, is a sign of the industry’s robust dynamics as the property was acquired...

Date set for Fox Valley Rd, Wahroonga Childcare centre decision
The Daily Telegraph - Jake McCallum, Hornsby Advocate - July 24, 2019

A proposal to knock down a Wahroonga home and replace it with a purpose built childcare centre for close to 100 children has led to backlash from neighbours and calls from council for the plans to be rejected. The Ku-ring-gai local planning panel will meet on...

Childcare centre, community hub evacuated after smell of kerosene detected
News.com.au - Oliver Caffrey - July 24, 2019

A childcare centre and a community hub in Melbourne’s northeast have been evacuated as crews investigate strong kerosene smells inside the buildings. A CFA spokesman said about 40 children have been cleared out of the Mernda Villages Kindergarten...

Three charts on: how much Australia spends on all levels of education
The Conversation - Daniel Edwards - July 24, 2019

Australia spent A$111.8 billion on education in 2015, the most recent year for which the full dataset for all levels of education spending is available. A report from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) released today shows this was an increase of nearly 80% from 2000 spending.