NSW university, high school and childcare centre in lockdown after threatening phone call
Yahoo News - Olivia Lambert - September 17, 2019

A university, high school and childcare centre were in lockdown after Southern Cross University received a threatening phone call. Police were called to the university in Lismore, in northeastern NSW, after initial reports of a gunman on campus. A woman at a daycare centre...

Mosman parents urged to rally to save childcare
The Daily Telegraph - Andrea McCullagh, Mosman Daily - September 17, 2019

Parents are being urged to make one last push to save Mosman Occasional Child Care. The Allan Border Oval Pavilion redevelopment will be considered by the Mosman Local Planning Panel tomorrow. The matter will then be reported to the next council meeting...

Commercial property yields at Sydney auction hit residential levels
Australian Financial Review - Bo Seo - September 17, 2019

A G8 Education childcare centre at 10-12 Broadbent Avenue in south-west Sydney's Middleton Grange also sold at a low net yield of 3.85 per cent, at a price of just over $3 million. The firm's associate director Tom Doran said low interest rates had drawn out conservative investors...

46 public schools and preschools across SA to close an hour early this week as rolling stoppages continue
The Advertiser - Tim Williams - September 16, 2019

About 50 schools and preschools will shut down an hour early this week as teachers locked in an industrial battle with the State Government continue their rolling stoppages. The Australian Education Union’s action will be concentrated in Adelaide’s western and eastern suburbs...

Marc Besen growing his eclectic collection of investments
Australian Business Review - John Stensholt - September 16, 2019

His shareholdings include the small childcare centre owner Mayfield Childcare, which has market capitalisation of about $31 million. Shares in Mayfield are up about 13 per cent since January 1. Mayfield has a portfolio of 21 childcare centres around Victoria and made a pre-tax profit...

Penrith childcare centres meeting the standard
The Daily Telegraph - Daniel Stringer, Penrith Press - September 16, 2019

Almost a third of childcare centres in the Penrith and Blue Mountains areas have fallen short of the national standards. A recent report from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority shows 37 childcare service providers in the Penrith and Blue Mountains...

Insider Buying: Think Childcare Ltd (ASX:TNK) Insider Acquires 47,952 Shares of Stock
Mayfield Recorder - Clark Linder - September 15, 2019

Think Childcare Ltd (ASX:TNK) insider Mathew Edwards purchased 47,952 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 21st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of A$1.16 ($0.82) per share, with a total value of A$55,384.56 ($39,279.83).

'Software never has a day off sick': fears teachers could be replaced by robots
The Sydney Morning Herald - Pallavi Singhal - September 15, 2019

In 10 years, teachers could become child-minders rather than skilled educators as technology takes over personalised teaching, task-setting and marking in the classroom. "We'll always need schools for reasons of childcare ... the worry is not that teachers are going to be replaced but..."

Perth’s Marjorie Mann Lawley Daycare Centre exceeding standards after 50 years
The West Australian - Rhianna Mitchell - September 14, 2019

When Marjorie Mann opened up her home in 1969, her centre was the first in Perth to care for kids under two. It allowed single mums to return to the workforce and she was inundated with families. The childcare industry has changed dramatically in 50 years but the Centre remains...

Pay, societal views factors preventing men from working in teaching and aged care roles
ABC News - Alina Eacott - September 14, 2019

When Brett Gent began working as a primary school teacher, he was an extremely rare commodity. And when he moved into the kindergarten sector it was not any better. "The school that I worked at when I first graduated as a Year Two teacher, I was the first male to be in the building for ..."

100 Sydney childcare centres are scamming $750 million
Yahoo Finance - Tony Yoo - September 13, 2019

NSW Police, as it arrested a group of Sydney mothers on Thursday for an alleged childcare fraud ring, warned the problem is widespread. While this particular syndicate is alleged to have claimed $3.9 million fraudulently, acting assistant commissioner Stuart Smith said the same scam is also...

Canterbury Bankstown childcare centres rated best and worst
The Daily Telegraph - Lawrence Machado, Canterbury-Bankstown Express - September 13, 2019

Bankstown’s Uniting Dove Cottage Early Learning says their focus on putting children first is the main reason they have been highly rated by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority. Director Mele Lutui said they are delighted with the high rating which she put down to...

Melbourne school stings late parents with fines for after-school pick-ups
Herald Sun - Claire Heaney - September 13, 2019

A Melbourne school is threatening to fine families $10 per child for every 15 minutes children are left unsupervised after the final bell. Al Siraat College, in Epping ,said if parents did not want to register for after school care they would face fines and be billed if children weren’t collected...

The ripple effect of toxic leadership in education settings: New analysis from USyd
The Sector - Freya Lucas - September 13, 2019

New analysis conducted by leading Australian education experts, including those from the University of Sydney (USyd) has explored the dark side of leadership in school based systems. With many early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings being associated with school systems...

2019 Excellence in Early Childhood Education Awards finalists announced
The Sector - Freya Lucas - September 13, 2019

A number of individuals and services have been selected as Finalists for the 2019 Excellence in Early Childhood Education Awards, presented by Australian Childcare Alliance New South Wales (ACA NSW). “The entries feature an extraordinary list of activities, programs and service providers ..."