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...

North Fitzroy kindergarten abandons plastic toys in favour of sticks and mud to help kids develop
ABC News - Margaret Paul - July 23, 2019

There are no train sets at Isabel Henderson Kindergarten in Melbourne's inner north, no trucks, no playdough, no plastic dinosaurs. It has come a long way from when this reporter played dress-ups at the Fitzroy North centre in 1988 — these days, the pre-schoolers play with sticks, leaves, and lots of mud.

WA childcare, kindy operators face hefty fines under 'no jab, no play' rules
WA Today - Nathan Hondros - July 22, 2019

Children who aren't fully immunised can be banned from childcare and kindergarten programs under new 'no jab, no play' rules. Under the new legislation, which came into force in WA on Monday, childcare and kindergarten operators face a $10,000 fine for enrolling a child whose immunisation isn't up to date.

What’s happening with the ASX childcare sector?
The Motley Fool - Jules Woodward - July 22, 2019

Leading up to the May federal election, ASX childcare sector share prices headed upwards in anticipation of an ALP victory and with it a suite of new policies for the sector. We all know the unexpected results of the election, so how has the dust settled for the childcare sector...

Nowra's Cole Oakes finds his place in female dominated childcare industry
South Coast Register - July 22, 2019

Australia-wide, early childhood education is an industry dominated by female workers. Statistics from the Australian Government reveal that less than three per cent of all industry workers are male. Not perturbed by these figures, talented TAFE NSW Nowra graduate Cole Oakes...

Easts makes major changes to $83m Waverley Bowlo redevelopment plans
The Daily Telegraph - Anton Rose, Wentworth Courier - July 22, 2019

Easts Leagues Club has proposed a raft of changes to its $83 redevelopment plans in a bid to get it approved, with a hearing set down in the Land and Environment Court set to decide its fate next month. The $83 million proposal, on top of scrapping a childcare centre, will now see the reduction...

New owner has big plans for new retail hub north of Brisbane
The Courier Mail - Erin Smith, Redcliffe & Bayside Herald - July 22, 2019

Plans for a new retail hub along a busy road north of Brisbane have changed with the developer now seeking permission to add a service station, childcare centre and drive-through food outlet. The application states that the child care centre would offer 250 places and 42 car parks...

Final designs for Stuart Flats redevelopment to be unveiled
Riot ACT - Ian Bushnell - July 22, 2019

Finalised plans for the Stuart Flats redevelopment in Manuka will be unveiled this week in community consultation sessions at the Griffith Neighbourhood Centre. Developer Morris Property Group is proposing to build 414 dwellings across three blocks, as well as a child care centre...

Three story $10 million vertical school and kindergarten for Docklands in 2021
The Sector - Freya Lucas - July 22, 2019

A $10 million kindergarten will be added to the new Docklands Primary School which is already under construction, Victorian Minister for Education James Merlino has announced today. The new three-storey vertical school and kindergarten will cater for 550 students and 66 kindergarten places...

Goodstart Early Learning Director voted Townsville’s Best Employee
The Sector - Freya Lucas - July 22, 2019

Chondelle Carter, Hyde Park Goodstart Early Learning Director, has been voted Townsville’s Best Employee in a Townsville Bulletin online poll. Ms Carter was the chosen winner, beating 13 other contenders to win the title with a 20 per cent share of the 1,500 votes received, after being nominated...

A NSW investor paid $4.545 million for an Only About Children childcare centre in McDowall on a tight 5.5 per cent yield
The Courier Mail - Chris Herde - July 22, 2019

Brisbane's hot premium childcare centre market continues to heat up with a northern suburbs property selling a month before it was due to go to auction. A NSW-based investor paid $4.545 million for the Only About Children childcare centre at 1035 Rode Rd, McDowall...

New Guardian CEO Warren Bright “can’t imagine a more noble purpose than ECEC”
The Sector - Freya Lucas - July 22, 2019

Guardian Childcare and Education, formerly known as Guardian Early Learning Group, has announced former Goodstart Early Learning Chief Operation Officer Warren Bright as its new Chief Executive Officer. In welcoming Mr Bright, acting Guardian CEO Mark Clark said Mr Bright’s blend...

‘No jab, no play’ policy comes into effect today, barring unvaccinated kids from kindergarten, childcare centres
The West Australian - Bethany Hiatt - July 21, 2019

An audit has revealed that thousands of WA children aged five and under may not be fully immunised, as tough laws barring unvaccinated children from kindergarten or childcare centres take effect today. Under the State Government’s no-jab, no-play policy aimed at boosting vaccination rates...

Record number of students flock to Aboriginal languages
The Sydney Morning Herald - Henrietta Cook - July 21, 2019

A record number of Victorian students are studying Aboriginal languages, with enrolments expected to increase as a new generation of children revive Indigenous cultures in kindergarten. Education Department figures show that 1867 state school students were enrolled...

Live-streaming bedtime stories inspires kids to read
The Sydney Morning Herald - Taylor Denny - July 21, 2019

Bedtimes for students at Warialda Public School have become a star-studded event. Since the northern NSW school's principal Dan van Velthuizen began broadcasting stories to students via Facebook two months ago, the children have been read to sleep by the local pharmacist...