Early childhood services ‘just babysitters’ with many failing standards in NSW
The Daily Telegraph - Clare Masters, News Corp Australia Network - December 15, 2019

Exclusive: Early childhood education is such a lottery that one in five services are not meeting quality standards and one expert says many childcare centres are just “babysitting” children. Former chair of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Advisory Authority (ACARA) Professor...

Is Mayfield Childcare Limited's (ASX:MFD) CEO Pay Fair?
Yahoo Finance - Simply Wall Street - December 15, 2019

Dean Clarke has been the CEO of Mayfield Childcare Limited (ASX:MFD) since 2016. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. After that, we will consider the growth in the business. And finally we will reflect on how common stockholders...

Mia knew 'something had to give' on work-life balance, she's not alone
The Sydney Morning Herald - Wendy Tuohy - December 15, 2019

It was mid-afternoon on a Friday when full-time worker and mother of two, Mia Greves, realised "something probably had to give". She took off from work to retrieve her little girl, Georgia, now five, from childcare and take her to dance class before returning Georgia to childcare and...

Forest schools a growing alternative for parents wanting less screen time for kids
ABC News - Melanie Arnost - December 14, 2019

Parents fed up with screen time and indoor activities are turning to the Danish concept of forest schools to get their children playing outside. In Denmark, forest schools allow children to take risks like climbing on trees and rocks and roaming through nature freely. Bush Knowing is a Brisbane ...

Rosie Attard overcomes life-changing accident to work with children and share her story
ABC News - Emma Soissian and Cameron Marshall - December 14, 2019

Rosie Attard was 17 years old and driving to her final Year 12 assembly, when she swerved to avoid an animal on the road. When Ms Attard's car crashed, she suffered a spinal cord injury and lost the use of her legs. Now, eight years after her accident, Ms Attard is an early childhood educator...

Making Kinder Buildings And Playgrounds More Inclusive
Mirage News - December 13, 2019

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading buildings and playgrounds across Victorian kindergartens to create more inclusive environments for children of all abilities. Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education Sonya Kilkenny today visited Miners Rest Kindergarten...

ECEC sector welcomes ‘ambitious’ Mparntwe Education Declaration
The Sector - Freya Lucas - December 13, 2019

A range of State Governments and peak bodies have welcomed the announcement of the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration and the decisions made by education ministers Australia wide to endorse its principles, with Early Childhood Australia (ECA) describing...

Fresh set of guiding principles for ECEC outlined in Alice Springs Declaration
The Sector - Freya Lucas - December 13, 2019

Early in December 2018, Federal Education Minister, Dan Tehan, announced his intention to update the Melbourne Declaration, one of the core underpinning documents which guided and shaped Australia’s approved learning frameworks for early childhood and outside school hours care...

Why Evolve Education shares are on watch today
The Motley Fool - Kate O'Brien - December 13, 2019

Evolve Education Group Ltd (ASX: EVO) shares fell over 6% in morning trade following their return to the boards after a 2-day trading halt. The Evolve Education share price has now bounced back to $0.145, its pre-halt closing price, but will be on watch during the rest of today’s trade...

Information Memorandum - Think Childcare Development Limited
Australian Financial Review - December 13, 2019

Information Memorandum - Think Childcare Development Limited

Warrnambool Uniting Church Care's matriarch retires after 24 years looking after children.
The Standard - Kimberley Price - December 13, 2019

Liz Sparrow has been the matriarch of the Uniting Child Care Centre for 24 years. As centres director, "a fancy name for someone who changes nappies," Mrs Sparrow has played a major role in the early childhood development of many south-west families. "It's been a real privilege...

Melbourne childcare centre ditches Santa for ‘Sustainability Pirate’
News.com.au - Tahni Turpin - December 12, 2019

A Melbourne childcare centre has been accused of “taking the Christmas out of Christmas” after making the decision to replace Santa with a “sustainability pirate”. Parents reportedly received an invitation from the inner-city childcare centre that discarded end-of-year traditions, and opted to have...

Isis Kindy plans for 60th anniversary
Bundaberg Now - Wayne Heidrich - December 12, 2019

The Childers community has a much-cherished and jealously guarded stake in the past, present and future operation of the C&K Isis Community Preschool & Kindergarten. The kindy will be celebrating its 60th anniversary next year with Saturday, September 19 2020 set aside for the anniversary festivities...

Why Charter Hall, Lynas, Think Childcare, & Western Areas are racing higher
Yahoo Finance - James Mickleboro, Motley Fool - December 12, 2019

The Think Childcare Ltd (ASX: TNK) share price is up 3.5% to $1.37. This follows news that the Federal Court has made orders approving the scheme of arrangement under which Think Childcare and Think Childcare Development Limited will form a stapled structure. In addition to this, the company...

David Penberthy: Crackpot anti-vaxxers have no right to object
NT News - David Penberthy - December 12, 2019

Last week we got a letter home from our kids’ childcare centre. It explained that the State Government’s new immunisation rules take effect from January next year. Under the rules, childcare centres must collect evidence of the current immunisation status of all children enrolled...