Dozens of young children evacuated from Flinders child care centre
Illawarra Mercury - June 7, 2019

Dozens of young children had to be evacuated in Flinders on Friday after a kitchen fire started in a residential unit above a child care centre. NSW Fire and Rescue crews were called to the blaze on Jindabyne Road at 9.15am... 26 children were evacuated from the child care centre as a precaution...

Dr Melinda Miller joins G8 Early Learning team as education strategy takes shape
The Sector - Jason Roberts - June 7, 2019

G8 Education has confirmed that Dr Melinda Miller has joined the newly formed Early Learning and Education team as Pedagogy and Practice manager and will join Julie Madgwick, Head of the Early Learning and Education, and Jane Dunstan, as Practice Development Manager...

ARACY to take the lead on 10 year research agenda for early childhood development
The Sector - Freya Lucas - June 7, 2019

The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) will lead a major research project, aimed at helping Australian children to get the best start in life. Funded by The Ian Potter Foundation, the Decadal Early Years Plan is of national significance, and will set an ambitious...

Support offered to those struggling to manage severe behavioural problems in children
The Sector - Freya Lucas - June 7, 2019

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney has partnered with a network of public pre-schools and primary schools in south western Sydney to establish one of the world’s first school-based clinics to provide evidence-based early intervention to young children with severely disruptive behaviour...

Think Childcare confirms receivers appointed at main incubator partner
The Sector - Jason Roberts - June 7, 2019

Think Childcare has confirmed in a statement released to the Australian Stock Exchange that receivers have been appointed to the company’s main incubator partner, Edhod. Think Childcare has operated a dual growth model over the course of the last several years whereby new centres were either...

Employers urged to give staff time off to look after sick children to prevent 'domino effect'
The West Australian - Rhianna Mitchell - June 7, 2019

Bosses are being urged to be more flexible and understanding of staff who take time off to care for sick children. Viral illnesses are at their peak and young children are most at risk, particularly those in day care. Daycare centres say some parents are dropping off their children when they are unwell...

Learning Sanctuary Brighton offers world class options for children
Herald Sun - Emma-Jayne Schenk - June 7, 2019

The red carpet is being rolled out for Brighton’s smallest residents. Its newest childcare centre - the Learning Sanctuary - offers mindfulness and yoga sessions, coding classes, eight different languages and even sushi and vegan meals. The Learning Sanctuary, which opened last week, is more like a five-star resort...

$2.1m child care centre in Wembley approved
Western Suburbs Weekly - Victoria Rificl - June 6, 2019

A $2.1 million child care centre on Selby Street, Wembley has been approved. The Metro West JDAP voted on Thursday to approve Planning Solutions’ modified plans to build a two-storey child care centre. Town of Cambridge councillor Rod Bradley voted to reject the plans...

UNSW and public schools help children with severe behavioural problems
UNSW Newsroom - Lucy Carroll - June 6, 2019

UNSW Sydney has partnered with a network of public primary schools and preschools in south-western Sydney to establish one of the world's first school-based clinics to provide evidence-based early intervention to young children with severe disruptive behaviour...

South Australia launches $6 million international education strategy
The Sector - Freya Lucas - June 6, 2019

The South Australian Government has launched a 10-year International Education Strategy, with an initial four-year investment of $6.25 million, with the intention of delivering “a suite of education initiatives with an international focus” to public pre-schools and schools across the state...

Adelaide playgroup helping children with cancer to feel 'normal', but it needs funding to expand
ABC News - Helen Frost - June 6, 2019

Codee-Jo Phillipps was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) two years ago and her heartbreaking treatment has inspired her mother to set up a playgroup to help her feel "normal". Lion Hearts Learning is now so successful, parents are calling for the Adelaide-based service to expand...

Port Douglas child care centre sells for $2.8m
Cairns Post - Mark Murray - June 6, 2019

A Port Douglas child care centre has been snapped up for $2.8 million. The Petit Early Learning Centre on Old Port Rd has been bought by an commercial property investor through a private portfolio action. The 2663 sqm site sold for $2.8 million at a 7.05 per cent yield. The 576 sqm state-of-the-art facility has...

3 ASX dividend shares rated as buys by brokers
The Motley Fool - Tristan Harrison - June 5, 2019

G8 is one of the country’s leading childcare operators and it may have seen light at the end of the tunnel with additional childcare centre supply into the sector easing and occupancy rising at its centres. With a portfolio of hundreds of childcare centres it’s hard to grow much by acquisition...

Another childcare centre proposed for Cheltenham
Herald Sun - Emma-Jayne Schenk - June 5, 2019

The generation gap has widened in one Cheltenham street, where retirees are up in arms about a proposed childcare centre. The proposed centre on the corner of Charman Rd and Sydney St would cater for up to 85 children at the single-storey "inter-war bungalow", protected by a heritage overlay...

ACT signals Early Childhood Strategy release in 2019/20 Budget Papers
The Sector - Jason Roberts - June 5, 2019

The ACT Government has handed down its 2019/20 Budget in which it prioritised a commitment to early childhood education and signalled that the ACT Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Ms Yvette Berry, would be launching the new Early Childhood Strategy over the course of the year...