Early Childhood Language Program to build early cognitive skills
Geelong Advertiser - Andrew Jefferson - June 14, 2019

More than 5000 Victorian children, including some in Geelong, will have an opportunity to learn another language while attending kindergarten this year. Michiko Weinmann, a senior education lecturer at Deakin University, said studies showed there were many advantages to children being exposed to multiple languages...

BlackWall Property Trust secures childcare centre for its Varsity Lakes building on Gold Coast
Gold Coast Bulletin - Alister Thomson - June 14, 2019

The latest tenant is SGB Childcare, which has signed a 15-year lease for 560sq m on the ground floor at $474sq m, or $265,600 net annual rent. Leasing agent William Nielson, of Savills Gold Coast, said BlackWall had targeted childcare operators for the space, believing that the amenity offered, together with...

Proposal to replace 80 year old Allan Border Oval pavilion revealed
Mosman Daily - Joanna Panagopoulos - June 13, 2019

The Mosman Occasional Care Centre (MOCC) is currently based on the ground floor of the existing pavilion. When council approved the upgrade in 2018, the MOCC was to be transferred to Balmoral Park. However, the DA for this 38-place long day and occasional care centre for two to five-year-olds fell-through...

Florence Collins Child Care Centre temporarily closed, services relocated
The Standard - Monique Patterson - June 13, 2019

Warrnambool's Florence Collins Children's Services Complex has temporarily closed its doors. A Warrnambool City Council spokesman said the centre was closed on May 17 after it was discovered a slow water leak was causing damage to parts of the building. He said the floor, along with some structural...

Not the public’s burden: Darwin aldermen dismiss call for in-house childcare service
NT News - Will Zwar - June 13, 2019

Darwin council has shut down a proposal which would have seen babysitters provided for aldermen' and staffers' children during meetings. Alderman Simon Niblock raised the possibility of occasional childcare at Tuesday night’s council meeting. “It’s become clear I think there is a need for occasional childcare for...

Mount Penang Parklands will not become commercial precinct after Central Coast Council decision
Central Coast Express Advocate - Jessica Clement - June 13, 2019

In August 2017, a concept plan was submitted to the council on behalf of an entity known as Parklands Kariong Development Pty Ltd. The plan sought to gain concept approval for the establishment of a supermarket, medical centre, gym, childcare centre, service station, nursing home, car wash and...

Parents upset as Hornsby childcare centre shuts to make way for carpark
The Daily Telegraph - Gary Hamilton-Irvine - June 12, 2019

A Hornsby childcare centre which caters for children with special needs is closing its doors after 25 years of operation to make way for a carpark, leaving parents devastated. The Hornsby TAFE Children’s Centre on Jersey St shut this week after Transport for NSW reached an agreement with TAFE NSW last year...

QLD 19/20 Budget ups Universal Access funds, ECEC regulation and shrinks payroll tax
The Sector - Jason Roberts - June 12, 2019

The Queensland State Government has handed down their 2019/20 Budget, increasing their commitment to funding Universal Access to early learning for children in the year before school and to further develop and enhance regulation of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector...

In-home care initiative seeks to lessen childcare stress in Port Hedland
The Sector - Freya Lucas - June 12, 2019

An in-home childcare program has been launched in the remote Port Hedland community of Western Australia, seeking to help families employed in the region to balance the responsibilities of family and work. Port Hedland, established in 1896, is found on the Pilbara coast, 1765 km northwest of Perth...

Three-quarters of patients at Katoomba hospital's emergency department treated on time
Blue Mountains Gazette - Jennie Curtin - June 12, 2019

Meanwhile, the DA for a new childcare centre at Nepean Hospital has been approved. MP for Penrith, Stuart Ayres, said the design of the new centre has followed extensive staff and parent consultation with childcare design experts. The new centre will continue to provide childcare services for up to...

3 out of 4 kids with mental health disorders aren’t accessing care
The Conversation - Melissa Mulraney & Harriet Hiscock - June 12, 2019

Three-quarters of Australian children with mental health disorders aren’t getting professional help, according to our new research. Girls, younger children and families from non-English-speaking backgrounds are the least likely to access mental health services. We looked at the mental health of...

Tight strata markets see rising values
Sydney Morning Herald - Simon Johanson - June 12, 2019

A childcare centre leased to G8 Education has sold via private treaty for $2,775,000. The NurtureOne Wodonga Childcare Centre sold to a local investor in a deal handled by Burgess Rawson’s Adam Thomas and Natalie Couper. Childcare properties continue to gather major momentum, they said...

Frasers Property to deliver $440 million Mambourin town centre
Shopping Centre News - June 11, 2019

Frasers Property Australia has launched an Expressions of Interest (EOI) campaign, targeting childcare operators interested in helping shape the new Mambourin community in Melbourne’s western growth corridor. The EOI campaign is focused on a prominent, easily accessible leasehold opportunity...

Okeland sell Providence, Ipswich site for new childcare centre
Property Observer - June 11, 2019

Okeland Communities (formerly Amex Corporation) has secured the sale of a South Ripley land parcel to the childcare operator Mother Duck. The $1.1 million sale of the 2,500 sqm site on Botany Drive, South Ripley was the first time Okeland had sold down non-residential land within the Providence community...

Precious Pipis Childcare leads the way in sustainable practice
The Sector - Freya Lucas - June 11, 2019

The work undertaken by the Precious Pipis centre will be of interest to those working in the Australian early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector as services seek to fulfil the sustainability requirements of the National Quality Framework. New Zealand newsource stuff.co.nz reported on the sustainability measures...