Gunnedah PCYC OOSH room renovations officially unveiled
amoi Valley Independent - Jessica Worboys - March 29. 2019

More local families can now benefit from out-of-school-hours (OOSH) childcare with the expansion of PCYC Gunnedah's OOSH room. The newly renovated room was purpose-built for the OOSH program and officially opened on Friday...

Parramatta childcare centre evacuated, home destroyed after house catches fire
The Daily Telegraph - Maryanne Taouk, Parramatta Advertiser - March 29, 2019

A fire has torn through a small home in western Sydney threatening a neighbouring childcare centre. The fire started at the house on Pemberton Lane, Parramatta at 1.30pm on Friday, with smoke carrying across the block and over the St Marina Early learning Centre next door, leading to a mass evacuation...

Residents in Dee Why fight to stop childcare centre being built on reserve
The Daily Telegraph - Julie Cross, Manly Daily - March 29, 2019

Concerned residents and kids from a Scout group are fighting to stop a child care centre being built on a small piece of green land next to a dangerous road. Minna Monaghan, of Arthur St, Dee Why, said Dee Why Children’s Centre is looking for a new home...

Cairns teacher Erica Prosser recognised as one of the country’s best
The Cairns Post - Andrea Falvo - March 29, 2019

A CAIRNS teacher with 20-years experience in alternative education has been recognised as one of the country’s best. Erica Prosser, the founding principal of Holy Spirit College, is one of 12 inspiring teachers nationwide to have today been awarded a fellowship...

Queensland Department issues reminder for services to lodge quarterly kindy funding claim
The Sector - Jason Roberts - March 29, 2019

The Queensland Government has issued a reminder to all long day care (LDC) services that offer an approved Kindergarten program and stand alone Kindergartens to lodge their quarterly kindergarten funding scheme claim...

'Don't believe the myths about Finnish education'
Financial Review - Robert Bolton - March 29, 2019

Finnish education expert Pasi Sahlberg is one of those figures who causes opinion to divide. Some people hold him in high esteem because he advocates a "child-centred" or "inquiry led" approach in school classrooms. Other people argue that the uninformed minds of children...

Queensland Department issues reminder for services to lodge quarterly kindy funding claim
The Sector - Jason Roberts - March 29, 2019

The Queensland Government has issued a reminder to all long day care (LDC) services that offer an approved Kindergarten program and stand alone Kindergartens to lodge their quarterly kindergarten funding scheme claim. The Queensland Kindergarten...

‘More money would be good, but respect is what we really want’
SBS - March 28, 2019

Despite the cost of day-care climbing above $200 a day at some centers, wages for early childhood teachers have stagnated at half the national average wage. Over 90 per cent of early childhood teachers (ECTs) are women. Some of us are mums. And all of us have heard...

Are G8 Education Limited shares in the buy zone?
The Motley Fool - Nicola Smith - March 28, 2019

Today’s trading day had a soft start as uncertainty about the slowing global economy continued. But this hasn’t stopped the G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM) share price from edging higher. At the time of writing, the education and childcare company’s shares have climbed...

Two childcare centres in liquidation
The Courier Mail - Darren Cartwright - March 28, 2019

THE taxman has forced two southeast Queensland daycare businesses into liquidation, including one centre that remains open. It was business as usual today at The Camelot Child Care Centre, Cornubia, even though Rodgers Reidy Chartered Accountants were appointed liquidators in the Federal Court on March 22...

New Zealand syndicator Augusta Funds Management paid $21.52 million for a commercial property in Kedron
The Courier Mail - Chris Herde - March 28, 2019

The property is leased to five groups including anchor tenant C & K - which has a childcare centre and an office on the site - ASX-listed Ingenia and paint retailer Dulux. It has an annual income of $1,440,777 and was sold with a weighted average lease expiry...

Learning through play beyond the early years: new report says all children should learn like preschoolers
The Sector - Lyndsie Clark - March 28, 2019

Play-based learning is generally associated with preschool children, but new research provides a model for playful learning at school, which will be of interest to outside school hours care (OSHC) services and early childhood education and care services...

Why we still struggle with work-home conflict in women and men
The Conversation - Kate O'Brien - March 28, 2019

Men are called to play a larger role in childcare to promote gender equality, but they are penalised more heavily than women when they take up flexible work arrangements, especially in societies where gender roles are firmly entrenched...

Mother of toddler who escaped from North Perth childcare centre ‘horrified’ by details of ordeal
The West Australian - David Johns - March 28, 2019

The mother of a two-year-old boy who escaped from a North Perth childcare centre and ran across a nearby road says she only found out the full extent of the incident after reading an article in The West Australian. Mulberry Tree Childcare and Kindy was fined...

More action is needed to address early childhood disadvantage, ECA says
The Sector - Freya Lucas - March 27, 2019

The results of the 2018 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) show that children all over Australia are still facing unacceptably high levels of vulnerability, Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has said. The organisation said many Australians “would be shocked”...