3 ASX small caps on brokers’ buy list
The Motley Fool - Brendon Lau - May 28, 2019

The third small cap to watch is Think Childcare Ltd (ASX: TNK). Management reaffirmed 2019 guidance, and according to Canaccord Genuity, the TNK share price is attractively valued at around a 13 times price-earnings for calendar 2019. “TNK’s first four months of the year saw revenue increase...

Masterplan Update: $1.8bn Ivanhoe Estate Redevelopment
The Urban Developer - Dinah Lewis Boucher - May 28, 2019

The updated masterplan for the $1.8 billion Ivanhoe Estate, referred to as Australia’s largest social housing project, is on public exhibition. The first stage of the project would comprise 740 total dwellings, including 259 social homes, and a childcare centre on the corner of Herring Road and Epping Road...

G8 Education opens flagship Brighton Centre with next generation approach
The Sector - Freya Lucas - May 28, 2019

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider, G8 Education, has this week opened its newest flagship childcare centre in the Melbourne suburb of Brighton, boasting a professional chef, coding for children and ample parking. The Learning Sanctuary Brighton is “the culmination of many years of experience...

Parents blindsided by Mosman Occasional Childcare closure
The Daily Telegraph - Joanna Panagopoulos, Mosman Daily - May 28, 2019

Parents have told the Mosman Daily they were caught off-guard when council announced Mosman Occasional Childcare Centre (MOCC) would close its doors. The MOCC is the only service in the council area to offer centre-based casual childcare. It is the only council-funded daycare in the area ...

Think Childcare revenue on the rise
Financial Review - Simon Evans - May 27, 2019

Think Childcare has made a solid start to the year with revenues lifting 7 per cent for the year to date, in an update that reinforces that conditions in the sector are slowly improving. Wage costs as a percentage of revenue were also contained and running at 62.6 per cent...

Victorian budget: Free preschool for 3-year-olds with $1 billion for early childhood education
The Australian - Rebecca Urban - May 27, 2019

In line with last year’s election promise, the Andrews’ Labor government has unveiled a record $1 billion investment in early childhood education, including $880 million to kickstart its subsidised three-year-old preschool program, as it handed down today’s budget...

Tasmanian Government reaffirms strong commitment to early learning in 2019/20 Budget
The Sector - Jason Roberts - May 27, 2019

The Tasmanian Government has reconfirmed its strong commitment to early childhood education and care (ECEC) in its 2019/20 state budget with a comprehensive set of policy initiatives that will continue to ensure more families and children are able to access quality early learning...

Stockland seeks to expand its Newport estate with high end townhomes
The Courier Mail - Erin Smith, Redcliffe & Bayside Herald - May 27, 2019

A developer hopes to build more than 50 “high end townhomes” and a childcare centre in a growing lakeside estate north of Brisbane. Stockland lodged several development applications seeking permission to build 52 high end townhomes and a childcare centre in its Newport estate...

Melbourne’s Getting a Second $450 Million Chinatown
Broadsheet - Edwina Landale - May 27, 2019

Box Hill will get a major new development following the announcement of the New Chinatown precinct – a $450 million project by hospitality and property development company Golden Age Group (HuTong, China Red). Plans are also in the works for a 1500-square-metre childcare centre...

Inside CBA’s innovative new working environment
Human Resources Director - John Hilton - May 27, 2019

Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s (CBA) 10,000 workers have recently been moving into a brand-new building, Axle, at Sydney’s new technology and innovation hub, South Eveleigh. The second complete building, Yerrabingin House, has a community centre, gym, childcare...

Mobile preschool bringing education to remote areas in Tumbarumba
Architecture & Design - Hyne Timber - May 27, 2019

Puggles Mobile Children’s Services Van brings early childhood education and care to six regional and remote areas of the extended Tumbarumba region. A highly valued community service, the mobile preschool was the beneficiary of a 2018 grant from the Hyne Community Trust...

Open to a day of fun
Star Weekly - Ewen Mcrae - May 27, 2019

A newly opened childcare centre will embrace National Reconciliation Week this Saturday as part of a family day. Nino Early Learning Adventures in Melton will hold its family day on June 1, complete with a presentation from local indigenous elders, welcome to country and smoking ceremony...

Kids’ fruit trees stolen from daycare centre
The West Australian - Tegan Guthrie, Kalgoorlie Miner - May 27, 2019

Staff at a local daycare centre were left shocked and confused last week when three fruit trees, which were set to be part of a free community garden, were stolen. It comes only a few months after the centre’s hand-raised chickens were stolen from their pen...

How a Leader Local Grant would update Armadale Early Learning Centre books
Herald Sun - Shelby Brooks, Stonnington Leader - May 27, 2019

Kindergarten kids in Armadale want new books and are counting on your help to make it a reality. Armadale Early Learning Centre teacher Lia Amado said the kinder nominated for a $1000 Leader Local Grant in the hope the kinder could bring its “outdated” library’s collection into the 21st century...

Sydney Water's annual community grants are now open
Blue Mountains Gazette - May 27, 2019

Sydney Water's annual community grants are now open but would-be applicants only have until Friday to apply. A number of Mountains organisations were successful last year, including Katoomba Leura Preschool (to upgrade its vegie gardens to be water wise)...