Intergenerational Care Project yields many benefits for young and old
Griffith University - Deborah Marshall - August 29, 2019

Griffith University research is demonstrating how merging child care and aged-care systems, with the widespread implementation of intergenerational care programs can enhance engagement and create a special bond between generations. The Intergenerational Care Project aims...

De Luca Corporation has started construction of a neighbourhood hub in Eden’s Crossing community
Courier Mail - Chris Herde - August 29, 2019

A new neighbourhood centre west of Brisbane will create more than new 200 jobs and will include a childcare centre, service station, fast food outlet, medical centre and retail space. To be called Eden’s Village on the extension of Mt Juillerat Drive, Redbank Plains, the site will...

Cairns early childhood educator nominated as one of best in Queensland
Cairns Post - Nick Dalton - August 28, 2019

Cairns early childhood educator Julia Popham has been named a regional finalist in G8 Education’s 2019 Standout Educator Awards program. Selected from 11,000 educators across the country, she was nominated by parents and peers for her outstanding contribution to the wellbeing...

Doncaster’s Tullamore estate has childcare centre approved by Manningham Council
Herald Sun - Andrew Rogers, Manningham Leader - August 28, 2019

A three-storey childcare centre has been approved for the controversial 800-home Tullamore residential development on the former Eastern Golf Club site. The $5 million proposal by Australian company Inspire Early Learning was approved for the corner of Doncaster Rd and Harcourt St...

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency recognised
Mirage News - August 28, 2019

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) proudly announces that our Nugel (Aboriginal Guardianship) program and much respected employee, Sue-Anne Hunter, have been announced as finalists in the 2019 Victorian Protecting Children Awards. These awards recognise excellence...

Construction begins on new childcare centre at Nepean Hospital
The Western Weekender - Nicola Barton - August 28, 2019

An official sod turning ceremony signalled the commencement of construction for a new childcare centre at Nepean Hospital this morning. The existing Somerset Cottage Early Childhood Education and Care Centre is located on Somerset Street but will be relocated to the new site ...

New preschool a godsend
The Catholic Weekly - Debbie Cramsie - August 28, 2019

Little Jasmine Coleiro knows what it’s like to attend a school Mass, have lessons with the family educator and recite prayers – but is yet to step foot in a classroom. The five-year-old is attending the first Catholic day care centre established in the Archdiocese of Sydney which offers affordable childcare...

Children from Goodstart Early Learning Muswellbrook to unveil new exhibit, Saplings: The Trees Around Us, at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Muswellbrook Chronicle - Rod Thompson - August 28, 2019

Goodstart Early Learning Muswellbrook might have just unveiled the next Jackson Pollock or Ken Done. Littlies from the child care centre will launch their latest works, Saplings: The Trees Around Us, at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre (MRAC) this weekend. It opens at the gallery on...

Smoking ban proposed for all Tea Tree Gully Council car parks at school, kindy and childcare centres
The Advertiser - Ben Cameron, The Messenger - August 28, 2019

Smoking could be banned by October at all Kindy, childcare and school car parks, where Tea Tree Gully Council owns the land. The council will seek a report by September outlining all relevant car parks owned by the council — or ones it has “care and control of the land” — for bans.

Development application lodged for 270m tower on George St
The Daily Telegraph - Heath Parkes-Hupton, Central Sydney - August 28, 2019

It was once dubbed the ‘street of fear’ ruled by gangs and alcohol-fuelled violence where families would venture with trepidation after dark. But George St’s rejuvenation has taken another step forward with a development application for a 270m tower — complete with a 130-space childcare centre...

Lawyer Andrea Christie-David has created a childcare alternative & business is booming
Women's Agenda - Jessie Tu - August 27, 2019

In Australia, it’s not just the cost of childcare that’s a barrier to mothers fully engaging in the workforce, but also the lack of flexibility in the system. Andrea Christie-David could see first hand the need for another option, especially as a busy working mother of three children under five...

Savills sell two Wynnum bayside lots to family owned childcare business
Property Observer - August 27, 2019

A childcare operator has secured two adjoining bayside allotments for redevelopment in a transaction worth $2.2 million. The buyer, Building Futures, are a multigenerational family owned business providing Early Childhood Education services.Subject to design considerations, Building Futures...

Objections lodged against $22m development planned for Torquay
Herald Sun - Olivia Reed, Geelong Advertiser - August 27, 2019

A $22 million development featuring a cinema and KFC at Torquay has attracted 16 objections from outraged community members and groups. The 85 Geelong Rd development would also include a childcare centre with space for 130 children and a 24-hour medical centre...

How do children communicate through play, and why is that important?
The Sector - Freya Lucas - August 27, 2019

Play-based learning is a stalwart phrase in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, but what does it mean? How do children communicate with educators and each other through their play, and why is this communication important? The Early Years Learning Framework...

Project to make education more inclusive for non-typically developing kids
Mirage News - August 27, 2019

Victorian educators now have access to a world-leading program to support children and teens with neuro-developmental disorders such as autism and ADHD, thanks to a collaboration between the Deakin Child Study Centre and the Victorian Department of Education and Training.