‘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...

Woden child care centre tackles Hindmarsh goliath
RiotACT - Ian Bushnell - July 21, 2019

A Woden child care centre is taking on a developer giant in a David and Goliath battle over a $132 million project set to change the face of the Town Centre skyline. Hindmarsh’s massive mixed-use development will feature twin towers rising 25 and 26 storeys to become the tallest...

New subsidy sucked up by fee hikes
The Courier Mail - Matthew Killoran - July 20, 2019

Greedy childcare centres have gobbled up almost half the money parents were meant to save from new subsidies by hiking up their fees. When a new subsidy system came into place from July 2 last year it was meant to save the average family $1300 in childcare fees a year...

Future of Sydney living: Couple live, work and play in unit block
The Daily Telegraph - Ben Pike - July 20, 2019

Burwood couple Tony and Margaret are the family of the future. They live with their two young children on the 24th floor of a unit block, Tony works on the 10th floor and there’s a gym and childcare in the same complex. Welcome to the future of Sydney living. They are the family that...

Montessori Academy to operate childcare centre with largely internal play area at South Village Kirrawee
St George & Sutherland Shire Leader - Murray Trembath - July 19, 2019

An 84-place childcare centre, with a largely internal playground, has been approved for South Village, Kirrawee. The facility, to be operated by Montessori Academy, will be located in a commercial tenancy on the ground floor of building B, facing Princes Highway...

Milligan children tickled pink by art
The West Australian - Kate Fielding, South Western Times - July 19, 2019

Milligan House Child Care Centre has been splashed with colour as a renowned artist works to create eye-catching artworks inspired by local wildlife. Brenton See has been transforming otherwise dull infrastructure at the community-based centre, including a sea container ...

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...