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 - 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.

What do WA's new 'no jab, no play' laws for kindergartens and childcare centres mean for your child?
ABC News - Nicolas Perpitch - July 23, 2019

From this week, children who are not fully vaccinated can now be excluded from enrolling in childcare and kindergartens in Western Australia. Earlier this year, State Parliament passed the "no jab, no play" legislation, amending the Public Health Act and allowing the chief health officer...

Silicon valley-style commercial hub in Bella Vista, Norwest by Mulpha could be back on track with NSW Planning Panel determination
The Daily Telegraph - Jake McCallum, Hills Shire Times - July 23, 2019

MULPHA Norwest has lodged an appeal against a NSW Planning Panel decision to reject a development application for the construction of a seven storey commercial building including retail space and a childcare centre in its Circa commercial precinct in Bella Vista.

Nominate now for the 2019 Northern Territory Education and Care Awards
The Sector - Freya Lucas - July 23, 2019

Recognising the outstanding work being done by education and care professionals based in the Northern Territory is a priority for the Northern Territory Government, who have joined with Child Australia in calling for nominations to honour exceptional early childhood professionals...

Queensland ECEC funding and delivery arrangements under review: consultation open
The Sector - Freya Lucas - July 23, 2019

An independent review of the current funding and delivery arrangements for kindergartens and early childhood education providers in Queensland is currently underway, with an independent review by Deloitte Access Economics being conducted on behalf of the Queensland Department of Education.

'Who's looking after the children?' The answer may be uncomfortable
The Sydney Morning Herald - Wendy Tuohy - July 23, 2019

It is the great dilemma for middle-class feminist mothers (and should be for their partners): how do you justify using far lower paid and dramatically less privileged women to care for your children so you are free to pursue your own, much better paid, higher-status work?

Why we're feeling poor: Prices for schools, health and other 'needs' up about 200% in 20 years
The Sydney Morning Herald - Elizabeth Knight - July 23, 2019

Since 2000, while the CPI has risen 57 per cent, the cost of hospital and medical services are up 195 per cent, preschool and primary education has increased almost 160 per cent while the cost of electricity has galloped ahead by 194 per cent...

Corio Kindergarten staff fear missing out on jobs as council replaces facility
The Herald Sun - Chanel Zagon, Geelong Advertiser - Juluy 23, 2019

Staff at a Corio kindergarten fear they will lose their jobs when their centre is forced to close at the end of this year. But the City of Greater Geelong, which is building a $13.3 million children’s hub nearby that will effectively take over the 50-year-old kinder, says the six workers...