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...

ECEC finalists announced for Queensland’s top training awards
The Sector - Freya Lucas - June 11, 2019

Queensland Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman has announced the students, teachers, employers, training and community organisations who are regional finalists for this year’s Queensland Training Awards. Ms Fentiman said that 221 finalists have been selected...

Opinion | Australia's shocking lack of commitment to early childhood services
Newcastle Herald - Phillip O'Neill - June 10, 2019

Probably, everyone agrees that the infant years are the most important in setting up a life. Educational success, good health, personal confidence, social skills, the capacity to care and love, they all rely unfairly on what happens in those early years. Yet Australian governments lack commitment ...

A quarter of child abuse complaints receive 'no ongoing oversight': report
The Sydney Morning Herald - Sally Rawsthorne - June 10, 2019

A massive increase in reports of child abuse, sexual abuse and neglect to the NSW Ombudsman has resulted in over a quarter of reports not being examined by the organisation, data shows. Some non-government agencies with child-related remits, such as child care providers...

Bulli KU Preschool to officially open its new playground
Illawarra Mercury - Agron Latifi - June 10, 2019

KU Bulli Preschool will hold a community event on Wednesday to celebrate the official opening of its new playground. "The playground features the addition of lots of new plants, trees and natural materials, as well as new decking, additions to the cubby house and a dry creek bed."...

Gold Coast development: Childcare centre plans for Sunland’s The Lakes precinct at Clear Island Waters
Gold Coast Bulletin - Andrew Potts - June 10, 2019

A giant childcare centre will be built as part of the Gold Coast’s next major shopping centre. The Sunkids childcare centre, a 4460 sqm circular building, will be part of Sunland’s $1.3 billion The Lakes precinct and will offer space for 162 children across nine rooms...

Feedback sought on Fremantle park development
Fremantle Gazette - Leah Roberts - June 10, 2019

Fremantle residents will get a chance to have their say on the Davis Park Precinct redevelopment. The precinct is within the Heart of Beaconsfield Master Plan. The childcare centre would remain, while a public access way would go through the southern portion...

Opportunity available for entry into an early childhood education career with Council
Moree Champion - June 10, 2019

At Gwydir Day Care and Preschool, Council's fully owned and operated centre, a career in early childhood education is fast paced, uniquely rewarding and different every day. Working with children you are surrounded by energy and creativity and have the opportunity...

Brewarrina Preschool Director receives sole ECEC honour in 2019 Queen’s Birthday List
The Sector - Jason Roberts - June 10, 2019

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019 Ms Frayne Barker has been recognised for service to early childhood education for her contribution to ECEC through her long standing directorship at the Gainmara Birrilee Pre-school, a service dedicated to Aboriginal children...