Feed babies nuts and egg to reduce food allergies, study says
RN Breakfast - January 14, 2019

Many Australian schools and child care centres ban peanuts in fear an allergic reaction could be lethal for a child. But scientists say giving babies eggs and nuts before they turn one reduces the likelihood of children developing an allergy later in life...

Your 2019 Guide to Tax Deductions
Motley Fool - Matthew Frankel - January 13, 2019

There's another type of flexible spending account that's designed to help families pay for child care expenses. Married couples filing jointly can set aside as much as $5,000 per year on a pre-tax basis, and single filers can set aside as much as $2,500 to be spent...

No jab no play: Anti-vaccination parents get no say in childcare and kindy policies that keep kids safe
The West - Cathy O'Leary - January 12, 2019

So when the couple saw a recent ABC television report about a group of parents feeling aggrieved about their lack of choice - because of new no-jab, no-play rules - it was salt to the wound. The upset families claimed their kids were being marginalised because...

What is in store for the ECEC sector in 2019? Leading voices share their hopes
The Sector - Freya Lucas - January 11, 2019

Inspired by a similar piece in Nursery World, The Sector put out the call to a number of prominent voices in Australia’s early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, to ask them what they were hoping 2019 would see in the ECEC community...

Can Think Childcare And Education Limited (TNK.AX) Go The Extra Mile?
Kentwood Post - Sonia Dale - January 10, 2019

The Average True Range of ATR For Shares of Think Childcare And Education Limited (TNK.AX) have trended downward over the past 10 bars, indicating bearish momentum for the equity near-term. At a recent glance the stock touched 1.41 in a recent trade...

Blunt reminder to parents for child jabs
SBS News - January 10, 2018

Parents are being reminded of Victoria's no jab, no play laws as they prepare for the new school year. All youngsters attending child care and kindergartens must have current vaccination certification. Since their introduction in 2016, the laws have seen Victoria surpass the herd immunity...

The genius childcare app that's saving parents time and money
Kidspot - Nina Young - January 10, 2019

One very clever Aussie team have come up with an app that connects parents at the same childcare centre, Swapple.me. If one parent has a day they can't use, they post it on the app, another parent who then needs an extra day can claim the spot. The best part?...

ADF families supported with One Tree Community Services official opening
The Sector - Freya Lucas - January 10, 2018

The One Tree Defence Childcare Unit has officially opened this month, supporting families currently serving with the Australian Defence Force (ADF), following the announcement in August 2018 of their appointment as the contract provider for the Defence Childcare Program...

Second time unlucky as childcare plan scuttled by community rejection
The Advertiser - Ben Cameron - January 10, 2019

PLANS for a two-storey childcare centre in Stepney for up to 100 children have been scuttled because of more than 30 local residents’ noise and traffic concerns. Accord Property applied to Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council’s development assessment panel to build the centre...

Looking beyond children’s interests as a definition for child-centred curriculua
The Sector - Sarah Riddell - January 7, 2019

Children’s interests have long been considered a cornerstone for programming, with the early years learning framework (EYLF) recommending that educators “engage children actively in learning…identify children’s strengths and interests, choose appropriate teaching strategies...

ACA NSW puts politics in the ECEC spotlight ahead of 2019 elections
The Sector - Freya Lucas - January 7, 2019

The New South Wales branch of the Australian Childcare Alliance has put politics firmly on the early childhood education and care (ECEC) agenda for 2019, predicting the key election concerns that will face the sector ahead of the 2019 Federal election. The timing comes as a Federal...

Empty childcare centres fret over dramatic preschool expansion
Financial Review - Joanna Mather - January 6, 2019

Labor's generous preschool policies could have the unintended effect of exacerbating the childcare place glut without easing costs for families, the nation's largest provider, Goodstart Early Learning, has warned. Although strongly supportive of additional funding for early learning...

New data reveals where the jobs will be in five years
The Courier Mail - Daryl Passmore - January 6, 2019

“There is also a healthy trend increase in education, training and child care/early learning positions as growing emphasis is placed on our need to re-skill and keep up with global best practice in all levels of learning.”...

Employment sectors set to boom with Australia’s population
The Daily Telegraph - Melanie Burgess - January 5, 2019

Meanwhile, the number of registered nurses would grow by 18.4 per cent (up 51,400 jobs), child carers by 17.6 per cent (27,600 jobs), school teachers by 10.8 per cent (45,900 jobs) and construction trades workers by 6.5 per cent (25,800 jobs)...

7 things only parents working during school holidays will understand
Kidspot - Claire Haiek - January 3, 2019

Most full-time employees are awarded four weeks of annual leave each year. School holidays, however, are much more plentiful, leaving many parents short when it comes to child care. Even if you're a two-parent family and you and your partner never have annual leave...