Construction starts on St Ives child care centre with zero emissions plan
The Daily Telegraph - Amanda Sheppeard - June 19, 2019

A new child care centre, aiming to be Australia’s first custom-built, zero carbon emission facility, is due to open in St Ives early next year. The centre’s early learning philosophy is based on the Reggio Emilia model, and will include sprawling natural outdoor play areas, including an orchard, chicken coop, worm farms...

Get the qualification, get the job: Nowra students all offered work in childcare
South Coast Register - June 19, 2019

Enrol in the right qualifications, choose the right industry and there are plenty of jobs in the Shoalhaven, as a class of TAFE NSW Nowra students recently discovered. All but one student (who is having a baby) from this year's Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care course at TAFE NSW Nowra have been offered...

Vacant school site at Spencer back on the market after three years
News.com.au - Jess Verrender - June 19, 2019

With a price guide of $1.5 million, the prime 5830sqm site in the sleepy fishing village would have to be one of the most unique listings on the Coast. With water views and its own library, the property at 4684/4688 Wisemans Ferry Rd is zoned RU5 (village) with Central Coast Council, which allows childcare centres...

NSW 2019-20 Budget follows through on pre state election ECEC policy commitments
The Sector - Jason Roberts - June 19, 2019

The New South Wales (NSW) Government have handed down their 2019-20 State Budget in which their commitments to Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) related funding increases are largely consistent with promises made in last years budget and in the run up to the NSW State Election in March...

Goodstart remembers founding board member Lynne Wannan AM
The Sector - Jason Roberts - June 19, 2019

In a statement published yesterday Goodstart Early Learning has expressed their sadness at the passing of Lynne Wannan AM, a founding Board Member of the organisation. Ms Wannan joined Goodstart in September 2010 as a non executive director and served on the Remuneration and Nominations Committee...

WA preschoolers are lagging behind when it comes to basic physical skills, study shows
The Sector - Freya Lucas - June 19, 2019

More than 4,000 children in Western Australia have been involved in a program run by the University of Western Australia (UWA), designed to test their level of basic physical skills like running, jumping and catching a ball. Researchers found that many children are falling well short of age-based expectations...

Preschool teachers demand $100,000 salaries in Fair Work Commission
The Sydney Morning Herald - Dana McCauley - June 19, 2019

University-educated preschool teachers who missed out on Labor's promised taxpayer-funded pay rises are pushing ahead with a demand for large pay increases in the Fair Work Commission, with the Independent Education Union seeking salaries of up to $101,767. The union is demanding pay increases of up to...

Childcare centres and residents fight seven-storey units block at Engadine
The Leader - Murray Trembath - June 19, 2019

A large turnout is expected for an on-site court hearing over plans for a seven-storey apartment block near Coles at Engadine. Parents with children at two childcare centres, along with nearby residents, are strongly opposing the project in Boronia Avenue. Concerns include are overshadowing, privacy and the safety of children...

North Brisbane child care centre on the market
The Courier Mail - June 18, 2019

A newly-built Albany Creek childcare facility will go under the auctioneer’s hammer next week. The centre, which is securely leased until 2034 to long-established childcare operator Green Leaves Early Learning, with options extending to 2044, will be offered at the Burgess Rawson Flagship Portfolio Auction...

Childcare centre promises a good earner for buyers at Curlewis
News.com.au - Peter Farago - June 18, 2019

Listed childcare operator G8 Education is the prime marketing tool for a Curlewis tenanted childcare centre to be auctioned next week. G8 holds a licence for 93 places at the 148-156 Jetty Rd facility to be offered in Melbourne on June 26. Burgess Rawson agent Adam Thomas said the 3365sqm property had...

Edge Early Learning Group has acquired a site in Ferny Grove with plans for a new childcare centre
The Courier Mail - Chris Herde - June 18, 2019

A growing local child care group has secured another site in Brisbane’s northern suburbs. With 12 childcare centres operating or scheduled to be open in southeast Queensland by the end of the year Edge Early Learning Group has control of a development site in Ferny Grove. The site, on the corner of...

Fate of proposed seven skyscrapers in hands of planning panel
The Daily Telegraph - Jake McCallum - June 18, 2019

The Rydges Norwest site proposed 32,788sqm of residential space - allowing for 311 apartments - 44,129sqm of office floor space, 16,828sqm of hotel accommodation for 300 rooms, 4,775sqm of retail floor space; and a 789sqm childcare centre. While the Brookhollow Ave proposal suggested 40,576sqm of...

Good things in store for Gumnut Grove Child Care Centre
The Young Witness - June 18, 2019

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke visited Gumnut Grove Child Care Centre on Friday and found out how a $30,954 grant is making life easier for staff and children, as well as boosting the local economy. A new installation of cupboards and lockers was provided by a Stronger Communities Fund grant...

Researchers find Gen Z falling behind Gen X in childhood physical skills
The West Australian - Rhianna Mitchell - June 18, 2019

A major study of more than 4000 Perth children has found basic physical skills such as balance, running, jumping, throwing and catching have declined in comparison with the previous generation. The University of WA, which carried out the study, said the “worrying” findings...

NSW education budget to jump by $1.2b
9 News - June 17, 2019

Education will receive an extra $1.2 billion in the upcoming NSW budget, with the state government boasting of a record investment. The budget will also include $120 million to expand before and after school care and $20 million for pre-schools to build, renovate or extend ...