Goodstart Early Learning daycare buses to resume following boy’s death in Edmonton
Cairns Post - Jack Lawrie - March 2, 2020

Goodstart Early Learning will reinstate its bus services following a safety review after the tragic death of a child in Edmonton two weeks ago. The bus service, which will restart tomorrow, was suspended following the devastating incident where a little boy died while...

Talking Point: We don’t need to fail our children
Mercury Leanne McLean - March 2, 2020

The wellbeing of Tasmania’s children and young people is paramount for the future prosperity of all Tasmanians. We must do better at promoting and improving the wellbeing of all of our children and young people. For example, the proportion of children meeting all 21 markers...

ACCS next in line to see amendments as Tehan presents new Bill to parliament
The Sector - Jason Roberts - March 2, 2020

The Federal Minister for Education, Dan Tehan, has introduced a new Bill to the Parliament of Australia that aims to address feedback received from the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector regarding access to Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) (child wellbeing)...

WA Government issues warning following increase in cryptosporidiosis notifications
The Sector - Freya Lucas - March 2, 2020

The Western Australian Department of Health has issued a warning of interest to the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector following a “substantial increase” in cryptosporidiosis notifications. The highest rate of infection is in children under five and...

Preschoolers with anxiety are more likely to struggle to bond with educators, study notes
The Sector - Freya Lucas - March 2, 2020

Children who experience sadness and anxiety during their preschool years are more likely to experience relationships that deteriorate with their preschool teachers, a University of Alberta (U of A) researcher has found. PhD candidate Brenna Zatto has explored emotional...

Centrelink immunisation glitch denies 'thousands' of eligible families childcare subsidy
ABC News - Jessica Longbottom - March 2, 2020

A Centrelink bungle in which parents are being wrongly accused of not immunising their children is estimated to be leaving thousands of families hundreds of dollars out of pocket. The glitch, which Centrelink has told parents is an "IT error", means some families are not receiving...

Glen Waverley childcare centre on Ferntree Gully Road to be cleared for sale to developer
Herald Sun - Andrew Rogers, Monash Leader - March 2, 2020

A childcare centre on a huge Glen Waverley block will be bulldozed to make way for a major housing development. The non-profit Bestchance Family Child Care on Ferntree Gully Rd will be scrapped, with a housing or aged care development tipped to take its place. Commercial...

Ravenswood girl, 5, left with strangers 40km from home
The Examiner (TAS) - Ryan Young - March 1, 2020

An after school care provider and bus company are to blame for a five-year-old Ravenswood girl ending up 40 kilometres from home on a bus with strangers, the child's mother says. Charlotte Gleeson fell asleep while she was on a Tassielink bus bound for a Northern Children's Network...

Boy, 11, steals childcare van from Kelso centre in overnight joy ride
Townsville Bulletin - Shayla Bulloch - March 1, 2020

An 11-year-old boy has been charged for stealing a mini-van from a Kelso childcare centre and taking it on a joy ride through Townsville. Between 11pm and 11.30pm, police allege the boy broke into Goodstart Early Learning Centre at Kelso by smashing a glass door. Townsville police...

Planting healthy habits: Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden rolls out to preschoolers
Good Food - Dani Valent - February 29, 2020

"Tip it in," says two-year-old Remy, picking up a dish of cooked, chopped silverbeet and upending it into a bowl of mashed pumpkin. The toddlers attend Clarendon Children's Centre in South Melbourne, a childcare centre and kindergarten that has worked closely with the...

Queensland women earn $270 less a week than men despite asking for raises
Brisbane Times - Lydia Lynch - February 28, 2020

Queensland women would have to work an extra 49 days to take home the same salary as their male peers. “A car mechanic and a childcare worker both require similar educational attainments to fulfil their roles and yet a car mechanic is paid twice as much as a childcare worker...

Brisbane developer buys heritage church to house new boutique childcare centre brand
The Courier Mail - Phil Bartsch - February 28, 2020

A converted church in Brisbane’s suburban northwest is set to undergo a million-dollar refurbishment and become the launch pad for a new childcare centre brand. The heritage-listed former Enoggera Presbyterian Church and Hall has been acquired by an investment trust...

Think Childcare Limited Earnings Missed Analyst Estimates: Here's What Analysts Are Forecasting Now
Yahoo Finance - Simply Wall Street - February 28, 2020

As you might know, Think Childcare Limited (ASX:TNK) recently reported its full-year numbers. Results overall were not great, with earnings of AU$0.035 per share falling drastically short of analyst expectations. Meanwhile revenues hit AU$116m and were slightly better than forecasts...

Two vital new community centres open
Mirage News - February 28, 2020

Two new community centres were officially opened in Aintree and Fraser Rise this week, bringing more much-needed kindergarten spaces and making way for additional community programs, maternal and child health services and child care. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews joined...

Walcha Council looks at the needs of our local child carers
Walcha News - Vanessa Arundale - February 28, 2020

Walcha Council recently conducted a child care survey following feedback received at the annual community meetings held late last year. "Our community raised concerns regarding potential gaps in Walcha's current child care services at the regional meetings held in November 2019,"...