Preschool kids lobby to fly Aboriginal flag on Harbour Bridge
The Daily Telegraph - Matthew Benns - October 23, 2019

Educators at a community preschool have facilitated children as young as three to solicit signatures and lobby the government to fly the Aboriginal flag permanently on the Harbour Bridge. But a child psychologist has warned the children have no idea of the issues at stake and are...

Childcare CEO who's invested millions in new centre fears Northern Transitway could "cruel" business
The Courier Mail - Darren Cartwright - October 22, 2019

A childcare centre boss says a State Government bans on all 'non-signalised' right-hand turns along Gympie Rd to facilitate priority bus lanes could "cruel" his business. Kids Club Early Childhood Learning Centres CEO Corie Stone said he had signed a 15-year lease for premises...

Alexandra Avenue kindergarten officially opened
Mirage News - October 22, 2019

A brand new 66-place kindergarten has been officially opened at the Alexandra Avenue Children?s Centre in Sunshine. Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Lucinda Congreve officially opened the Alexandra Avenue Kindergarten alongside Member for Western Metropolitan Region, Ms Ingrid Stitt MLC...

Children's Week: Promoting health in the most overweight town in Australia
Katherine Times - Roxanne Fitzgerald - October 22, 2019

Building strong foundations of health in youngsters was the focus for a host of Katherine services today as Australia shines a light on inequalities this National Children's Week. Children's Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia calling for greater action in responding to the...

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...