Member for Wannon Dan Tehan reinstated as Education Minister
The Standard - May 26, 2019

MEMBER for Wannon Dan Tehan has been reinstated as Education Minister. "It is a great honour to continue in this important role and I will retain my focus on ensuring our record investment in child care, pre-school, primary and secondary school, and higher education...

Victorian children to be screened for autism at a younger age
SBS News - Charlotte Lam - May 26, 2019

Victorian children will now be screened for autism at a younger age, with all maternal and child health (MCH) nurses undergoing new training to better detect the early signs in children under three. The average age for a child to be diagnosed with autism is four-years-old...

Curtin's Teddybears Childcare Centre faces uncertain future with potential redevelopment plans
The Canberra Times - Cassandra Morgan - May 26, 2019

Management at Curtin's Teddybears Childcare Centre say they live each day in fear of closure the next, as their ACT government landlords give no clarity on potential redevelopment plans. Teddybears owner Mark Gillett says the centre has not had an official lease for months...

Early childhood in the spotlight at Pilbara conference
The West Australian - Alicia Perera, Pilbara News - May 24, 2019

Early childhood development was in the spotlight when almost 150 workers met for a Pilbara regional conference on the sector on Saturday. Held at the Karratha Leisureplex, the Pilbara Early Childhood Education and Care Conference brought school and community-based educators...

New Early Parenting Centre for Ballarat to support sleep-deprived new parents
The Courier - Michelle Smith - May 24, 2019

A new Early Parenting Centre will be built in Ballarat to support parents with young babies. The extra support and advice will be welcome for hundreds of parents of babies from birth to age three who struggle with sleeping, feeding and extra care for babies with additional needs...

Leader Local Grants: Wahroonga Preschool needs cash to improve safety
Herald Sun - Anthony Piovesan, Diamond Valley - May 24, 2019

Children playing at Wahroonga Preschool‘s outdoor area must dodge large wooden poles, but the preschool is seeking help from Leader Local Grants to make the play space safer. Treasurer Lisa McMahon said the four wooden poles at the kinder’s outdoor space posed a safety hazard...

Parkslands Retirement Village residents angry over proposed daycare centre at 120 Hindman Street, Port Macquarie
Port Macquarie News - Robert Dougherty - May 24, 2019

Port Macquarie retirement village residents are up in arms after plans were announced for a daycare centre to be built over the back fence. Residents of the Parklands Retirement Village are concerned about potential noise from the yet-to-be-built daycare centre...

OSHC children’s voices wanted for Big City, Small Child project in Melbourne
The Sector - Freya Lucas - May 24, 2019

Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) services in Melbourne and surrounds, with educators who are committed to allowing children to connect with, and contribute to their world (Outcome Two of the approved learning frameworks), may be interested in the Big City, Small Child event...

Kids under five urged to get flu shot
Mirage News - May 24, 2019

Parentsand carers are once again urged to take advantage of plentiful supplies of freeflu vaccines to protect their children, after a rise in the number of influenza cases. Children are particularly susceptible so parents and carers are being urged to take up the offer of the free flu vaccine...

Have your say on Ivanhoe Estate development
Mirage News - May 24, 2019

The Department of Planning and Environment is calling for community feedback on plans to redevelop the Ivanhoe Estate in Macquarie Park. “This first stage of the project would comprise 740 total dwellings, including 259 social homes, and a childcare centre...

Junior Landcare And Biodiversity Grants Now Open
Mirage News - May 24, 2019

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering young people to care for and protect the environment with the latest round of the Junior Landcare and Biodiversity grants now open with a total of $410,000 available for grassroots programs. Victorian schools, kindergartens, childcare centres...

To give kids a head start, early childhood educators need one too
The Sector - Leslie Loble - May 24, 2019

We all know that skilled, knowledgeable and caring early childhood educators are the backbone of great preschool programs, but all too often the importance of ongoing professional development is overlooked in discussions about improving service quality...

Newcastle's newest child care centre offers some parents a lift to work and plans to offer takeaway dinners at pickup
The Herald - Penelope Green - May 24, 2019

Newcastle's latest childcare centre on the block is offering some parents a drop-to-work shuttle bus service and has flagged selling pre-packaged dinners for parents collecting their children. East End Early Education and Preschool opened on May 13 on the ground floor of 50 Bolton Street...

Experts' picks: General Motors 'way too cheap' and Myer set to hit $1
Australian Financial Review - May 23, 2019

Martin Hickson at Wilson Asset Management said he had just bought 4 per cent of Think Childcare, adding "we think it's one of the best micro-caps in the market". "The Australian childcare industry is at an inflection point" and is about to enter a period of reducing supply and increasing demand...

Wyndham Council wants crackdown on misleading marketing for new estates
Wyndham Leader - Rebecca David - May 23, 2019

Wyndham MAV delegate Josh Gilligan said the council received dozens of complaints and concerns about new home or land purchases, regarding estates that did not live up to marketing materials provided before the sale. “Some of the most concerning of these changes are the removal of child care facilities...