A look at the childcare centres of the future
Australian Financial Review - Liz Main - October 22, 2019

Award-winning Japanese childcare centre architect Takaharu Tezuka wants to impart a pearl of wisdom to children who play in the buildings he designs: life's not easy, kids. Mr Tezuka's latest creation, a $100 million childcare centre in Melbourne's Fishermans Bend called Emerald Place...

Wycheproof YMCA early years faces cancellations as childcare worker shortage hits home
Bendigo Advertiser - Elspeth Kernebone - October 22, 2019

Wycheproof families are struggling with insecure childcare, after services were cancelled at the last minute for the fourth time this year. But the town's childcare provider says cancellations are the result of a broader shortage of childcare workers, which may get worse when...

Think Childcare plans to spend $16M on extra 11 centres
The Market Herald - Ashleigh Melanko - October 21, 2019

Think Childcare has entered a binding agreement to purchase 11 childcare services from Edhod for $16 million. The portfolio will consist of eight purposes built Nido Early School centres, one service that has transformed to a Nido Early School, and two centres that are new but aren't...

Preschool/Child Care Market Expert Guide to Boost the Industry in Global Market Share
Business Daily Mirror - October 21, 2019

The research study provided by UpMarketResearch on Global Preschool/Child Care Industry offers strategic assessment of the Preschool/Child Care market. The industry report focuses on the growth opportunities, which will help the Global Preschool/Child Care market to expand...

Children are enjoying refurbishment of Sandhills Childcare Centre
Mirage News - October 21, 2019

Families and staff at the Sandhills Early Childhood Centre are celebrating a $255,000 refurbishment of the facility at Byron Bay.The Hon. Ben Franklin, MLC and Parliamentary Secretary for Energy and the Arts, officially opened the improvements on 19 October 2019 in front of...

Eight local kinders part of $18 million language program
Bay 93.9 - Kathleen Jessop - October 21, 2019

The Andrews Government has invested $18 million in a brand new language program at Victorian kinders, including eight around Geelong. South Barwon MP Darren Cheeseman made the announcement at Grovedale Child and Family Centre today, one of the kindergartens who will get...

Beaumaris childcare centre arson: Andrew Wyett jailed for Kids Company gas cylinder fire
Herald Sun - Paul Shapiro, Bayside Leader - October 21, 2019

A bitter ex-husband randomly blew up a Beaumaris childcare centre with a stolen gas cylinder because he was angry his ex-wife wouldn't let him see his kids. Crown Casino gambling counsellor Andrew Wyett stole the 9kg cylinder from a cafe opposite Kids Company Childcare Centre...

'Parents agonise': One in 10 January-born kids held back from kindy
The Sydney Morning Herald - Jordan Baker - October 20, 2019

Dana Bosheh is wrestling with a dilemma that has tormented parents for decades - whether to send her son Giovanni to school in January when he turns five, or to give him another year at pre-school. In NSW, 10 per cent of children who, like Giovanni, turn five in January do not start kindergarten...

Toddler found walking alone near Hume Highway
The Daily Telegraph - Lawrence Machado, Canterbury-Bankstown Express - October 20, 2019

In a nightmare scenario for any parent, a toddler escaped his family day care and ended up next to the busy Hume Highway, court documents show. The 22-month-old boy was being cared for at the home of a family day care educator in Bass Hill last year when he opened the front door...

Preschool partnership lifts spirits for aged care residents on Sydney’s north shore
The Daily Telegraph - David Barwell, North Shore Times - October 20, 2019

Despite age gaps of up to eight decades, residents at a north shore retirement home are enjoying the company and friendship of some of the region’s youngest residents. A collaboration between the KU Fox Valley Preschool in Wahroonga and the nearby Greenwood Aged Care home...

'We've still got a way to go': Labor looks to Nordics for next paid parental leave plan
The Sydney Morning Herald - Judith Ireland - October 20, 2019

Fathers could have their paid parental leave entitlements dramatically increased under options to be considered by Labor as part of its policy review ahead of the next federal election. Labor's spokeswoman for early childhood education Amanda Rishworth said she wanted to...

Measles alert issued for Perth cafes, childcare centres, shopping mall
WA Today - October 19, 2019

The Department of Health has issued a measles alert after a person visited two childcare centres as well as several cafes across the Perth metro area while infected. The announcement follows a series of measles alerts south of Perth in the last month. The patient picked up the infection...

Queensland childcare centres hit with gastro outbreaks
The Courier Mail - Janelle Miles, The Sunday Mail (QLD) - October 19, 2019

Queensland is experiencing a significant surge in gastro cases, particularly in childcare centres, prompting health experts to issue a plea for parents to keep sick children at home. Data provided by Queensland Health shows 86 childcare centres reported gastroenteritis outbreaks in September...

'I feel more confident in me': Sharon is a childcare pioneer
The Sydney Morning Herald - Megan Doherty - October 17, 2019

Sharon Champion is busy changing a nappy and then heading out to play with the kids in the sandpit at the Stella Bella Children's Centre in Fyshwick. The 33-year-old has just completed her Certificate 3 in Children's Services at CIT, believed to be the first person with Down syndrome...