Brookton Childcare Centre joins REED cluster management model
The Sector - Freya Lucas - October 30, 2019

REED is a new not-for-profit (NFP) cluster model of management, designed to provide support to ECEC services in the region, “reducing the burden” on local committees and shires whilst still providing the vital ECEC community services. Established in response to challenges...

Working parents would gain thousands under childcare subsidy overhaul: KPMG
The Sydney Morning Herald - Shane Wright - October 30, 2019

Parents who lose money if they work an extra day a week would be thousands of dollars a year better off under a KPMG proposal to overhaul the Morrison government's childcare subsidy system. The accounting giant estimates the economy would expand by up to $700 million...

Let's invest in early childhood education
The Canberra Times - Leanne Grogan - October 29, 2019

Our early beginnings are integral to our "being, belonging and becoming", which is why Australia adopted this alliterative phrase as the theme for the early years learning framework. There's much evidence to support an investment in quality education in the early years. The first five years of life are when...

Woman, 26, accused of overdosing three young children in her care refused bail by Adelaide Magistrates Court
The Advertiser - Steve Rice - October 29, 2019

A woman overdosed three young children – including a baby – on painkillers, alcohol and drugs while they were in her care, a court has heard. The alleged victims were known to the woman and were all being babysat at the time. The 26-year-old is charged with two aggravated counts of endangering life...

Creche added to Kew Recreation Centre revamp after backlash
Herald Sun - Rebecca DiNuzzo, Progress Leader - October 29, 2019

Parents have scored a big win after a creche and outdoor play area were added to plans to redevelop Kew Recreation Centre. The popular creche service was facing the axe, outraging parents who took to Facebook last month to express their frustration over Boroondara Council...

Fishermans Bend $100m Childcare Development Ramps Up
The Urban Developer - Dinah Lewis Boucher - October 29, 2019

Plans for a $100 million purpose-built childcare centre designed to create a “real world” experience for children has been approved in South Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend precinct. Founders and owner-operators of Melbourne’s Little Lane early learning centres purchased and reconfigured...

ACA NSW 2019 Excellence in Early Childhood Education Awards winners announced
The Sector - Freya Lucas - October 29, 2019

A number of individuals and services have been acknowledged as winners in the 2019 Excellence in Early Childhood Education Awards, presented by the Australian Childcare Alliance New South Wales (ACA NSW) over the weekend. Winners were selected by a judging panel...

Kids, not gender, biggest influence on work/care policy attitudes
Mirage News - October 29, 2019

Young dads consider paid parental leave and childcare to be as important to their future success at work as mothers. And it’s the same trend in attitudes to shared household work, according to new research. However, young men without children are least likely to consider supportive work...

Most working parents ‘haven’t energy to put effort into family’
The Courier Mail - Jackie Sinnerton - October 29, 2019

Most working parents are too drained when they get home to put any effort into family life, a shock report released today reveals. One of the nation’s top psychologists has labelled the National Working Families Report the most horrendous expose of the collapse of home life that he has seen...

William Parker Kindergarten celebrates 60 years
Geelong Advertiser - Olivia Shying - October 29, 2019

For 60 years Hamlyn Heights children have taken the first steps of their education journey at William Parker Kindergarten. And for half of the kinder’s history Annette Van Til has been teacher and nurturer – shaping the minds of more 1500 children. On Sunday, at the kinder’s anniversary celebration...

Child Care Subsidy reconciliation
Mirage News - October 28, 2019

The Australian Government is supporting families and maintaining the integrity of the child care system. The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) was introduced on 2 July last year. In its first year of operation 1.13 million families received a Government-funded subsidy to support their child care costs...

The family-friendly work illusion turning women off having children
The Sydney Morning Herald - Anna Patty - October 28, 2019

Women who want children are actively choosing not to have them after becoming convinced it is too difficult to juggle motherhood and a career. Researchers from the University of Sydney have found young women have become dismayed by seeing mothers return to work and struggle...

The Bayside childcare centres exceeding the national standards
Herald Sun - Rebecca David, Bayside Leader - October 28, 2019

More than 45 per cent of early learning providers in Bayside are exceeding national quality standards, the latest data reveals. Victorian centres were assessed by the state Education Department and rated in categories including children’s health and safety, physical environment, staffing ...

Fat profits for developers driving up childcare fees
The Courier Mail - Brendan O'Malley, Westside News - October 28, 2019

A flood of new and proposed childcare centres in The Gap and Ashgrove has been blamed for a spike in fees and rising vacancies. But despite that, a developer who lost a lengthy Planning and Environment Court battle over a new centre at Goldie St, The Gap, is ploughing ahead with plans...

Childcare facilities for sale at Horningsea Park and Harrington Park
Liverpool City Champion - October 28, 2019

Two childcare centres are being sold through Burgess Rawson, both tenanted to G8 Education on 10-year leases with options to 2039. The Horningsea Park site at 75 Joshua Moore Drive has full occupancy and an expected net income of $130,768 pa +GST. This 52-place facility is on 1642sqm...