Working parents’ survival guide
The Australian Business Review - Daisy Wademan Dowling - July 19, 2019

Jacob was a partner at a respected consulting firm and, to his delight, an expectant father. As the birth loomed, though, his apprehensions grew. How would he and his physician wife find optimal childcare? Could he use his firm’s generous paternity leave without judgment from colleagues and clients...

Supporting young children’s botanical literacies
The Sector - Kimberley Beasley - July 19, 2019

The ramifications of a decrease in children’s botanical literacies could have detrimental effects for efforts in sustainability and the care of our planet. Outcome Two of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) requires children to be connected to their world. To be connected to the world...

QLD Government to explore traumatised children training roll out for ECEC educators
The Sector - Freya Lucas - July 19, 2019

The recent delivery of an award winning training course, aimed at helping children to overcome trauma and live happy lives, to over 2000 Queensland child protection workers has proved to have such high impact that the State Government have announced they are exploring how to roll it out ...

One-third of all preschool centres could be without a trained teacher in four years, if we do nothing
The Conversation - Megan O'Connell, University of Melbourne - July 19, 2019

One-third of all preschools may lack a qualified teacher in the next four years if nothing changes, my new modelling shows. Currently, half of all early childhood teachers have a bachelor degree, with a further one-third still working towards one. With many expected to drop out...

Community and child care centres on way for Denman Prospect
Riot ACT - Ian Bushnell - July 19, 2019

Plans have been lodged for a Community Centre and Child Care Centre co-located on Felstead Vista next to the Denman Prospect shops in the Molonglo Valley. The nearly $4 million two-storey building provides 956.7 square metres of space for the Child Care Centre...

Has Think Childcare Limited (ASX:TNK) Been Employing Capital Shrewdly?
Simply Wall St - July 19, 2019

Today we are going to look at Think Childcare Limited (ASX:TNK) to see whether it might be an attractive investment prospect. Specifically, we’re going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), in the hopes of getting some insight into the business.

Woden childcare centre fears living in the shadow of 26-storey tower
The Canberra Times - Dan Jervis-Bardy - July 18, 2019

A Woden childcare centre fears its future could be in jeopardy if a planned apartment complex rising up 26 storeys is built next door. Woden Early Childhood Centre has lodged a formal objection to developer Hindmarsh's plans to transform land with 445 homes...

'Struggle of the juggle' | Survey to develop innovative ideas for parents
Fairfield City Champion - July 18, 2019

Karitane chief executive officer Grainne O'Loughlin said the 2019 National Working Families Survey has been designed to support parents in the workplace and are calling on families to take part in the survey so they can gather new evidence about how families balance work and care...

NT youths who set fireworks off at childcare centre damage playground
9 News - Rosanna Kingsun - July 18, 2019

Fireworks set off in front of a childcare centre in the Northern Territory have caused minor damage to a playground. Emergency services found a shade sail well-alight when they were called to the Gray Child Care Centre in Palmerston around 9pm yesterday...

Six-storey retirement village approved for Modbury
The Advertiser - Ben Cameron - July 18, 2019

A six-storey residential building on Smart Rd, Modbury, has been approved by Tea Tree Gully Council. Slated for 85-89 Smart Rd, the development will include a privately-owned Montessori childcare centre for up to 60 children, consulting rooms, a cafe, fitness studios...

Cars, TVs cheaper, but living costs higher
The Standard - Angus Livingston - July 18, 2019

Cars, TVs and computer games are all cheaper than they were 20 years ago, but the cost of things Australians actually need have spiked to double and triple what they were. The cost of secondary school education is about triple what it was in the year 2000, while child care is almost double...

City of Bayswater eyes off a reconciled future, launching RAPs for 7 centres
The Sector - Freya Lucas - July 18, 2019

Seven early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres located in the City of Bayswater, Western Australia, will learn more about First Nations culture with the launch of Bayswater Child Care Association’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at an event on 11 July. Two occasional care centres...

Three more Guardian centres achieve exceeding ratings as group rebrands
The Sector - Freya Lucas - July 18, 2019

Guardian Childcare and Education, formerly known as Guardian Early Learning Group, has received an additional three “exceeding the National Quality Standards” ratings for centres in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. King Street, based in Bowen Hills, Queensland...

If you can't afford to pay a nanny minimum wage, you can't afford a nanny
The Age - Polly Dunning - July 18, 2019

Earlier this week, a Facebook group with tens of thousands of members which connects parents with carers for their children had yet another post offering less than minimum wage for nannying work. For an ongoing role looking after a toddler, the successful applicant was offered $16 per hour...

Mum’s $200,000 Centrelink fraud over her long-dead baby girl
News.com.au - Benedict Brook - July 18, 2019

A Sydney woman who claimed more than $200,000 in Centrelink payments to care for her child — despite the baby girl having died 15 years earlier — appeared distressed during a court appearance today. Alison Christie Mains, 41, awaited sentencing today on three charges of ...