Holsworthy Preschool celebrates 25th anniversary
The Daily Telegraph - Cindy Ngo, Liverpool Leader - November 12, 2019

Past and current students, educators and families will come together next month to celebrate Holsworthy Preschool’s 25th anniversary. Originally a preschool for defence families, the centre on Lighthorse Parade was acquired by a private company 15 years ago, opening to more families...

Pyramid Hill community centres, preschool burgled, police investigate
Bendigo Advertiser - November 12, 2019

Detectives are investigating a series of burglaries at community centres and preschools in Pyramid Hill. The Central Goldfields Crime Investigating Unit is investigating the burglaries at a community centre on McKay Street, and two community centres and a preschool on Kelly Street...

Gloucester Pre-school successful in NSW Government grant bid
Gloucester Advocate - Anne Keen - November 12, 2019

Building new infrastructure in town sure gets a lot easier when the State Government agrees to kick in a bit of dough. Gloucester Preschool was lucky enough to be on the list of successful grant recipients under the NSW Government's Quality Learning Environments program...

List of schools closed due to bushfires risk on Wednesday in NSW and Queensland
News.com.au - November 12, 2019

More than 200 schools will remain closed on Wednesday as dozens of fires continue to burn across Queensland and New South Wales. The decision to keep hundreds of schools closed across NSW follows the closure of 600 schools on Tuesday after the education department...

Goodstart reports strong performance across key strategic goals in 2019 Annual Report
The Sector - Jason Roberts - November 12, 2019

Goodstart Early Learning, Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care services and a not for profit enterprise, has published its 2019 Annual Report in which it details strong performance across it’s key strategic goals of financial sustainability, high quality, great people, influence...

Federation wraps up childcare REIT raising, eyes ASX listing
Australian Financial Review - Sarah Thompson, Anthony Macdonald and Tim Boyd - November 12, 2019

The real estate arm of the Cameron Brownjohn helmed Federation Asset Management is finalising a capital raise for its childcare investment fund. It's understood Federation has had stockbroker Morgans helping pitch its Federation Education REIT to clients...

$300 million Constitution Place announces childcare centre and gym among first retailers
Canberra Times - Lucy Bladen - November 12, 2019

The first retailers for the $300 million Constitution Place development have been revealed. Developer, Capital Property Group have announced a Club Lime gym, a Montessori Academy childcare centre, and dining franchises Meat & Wine Co and Hero Sushi will open at the precinct...

'Better to be cautious': At least 500 schools to close in Sydney and NSW due to fire danger
The Sydney Morning Herald - Natassia Chrysanthos - November 11, 2019

More than 500 schools across the state and in suburban Sydney are expected to close on Tuesday as the New South Wales coast braces for "catastrophic" fire conditions. Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said the number of closed schools would "rise considerably" on Tuesday as the Department...

Lockyer childcare exceeds quality standards in assessments
Gatton, Lockyer & Brisbane Valley Star - November 11, 2019

The Gatton Child Care Centre is reaping the rewards of its hard work after being recognised for the significant impact they are making to the region’s children. Results for the 2019 Assessment and Rating under the National Quality Standard highlighted Gatton Child Care Centre ...

Tehan announces help to access ECEC for those impacted by drought
The Sector - Freya Lucas - November 11, 2019

Families affected by drought will be supported to continue accessing education, Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan has vowed, with the Australian Government providing an additional $15 million to schools and early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres attended by children...

ECEC recipients win share of $1.7 million in grants from ACT Gov to encourage health
The Sector - Freya Lucas - November 11, 2019

The latest round of Healthy Canberra Grants have included two early childhood education and care programs, which are offering programs to create a positive food and healthy eating culture within early childhood settings and to encourage physical activity and healthy eating...

The after school care centres around Australia that don’t meet quality standards
The Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy, News Corp Australia Network - November 10, 2019

Exclusive: Australia is in the grip of an after school care crisis. Tens of thousands of children are enrolled in services that have been ruled substandard, while others are on waiting lists unable to access care because schools can’t make space available. A News Corp investigation has found...

Katherine South Preschool celebrates 60 year milestone
Katherine Times - Roxanne Fitzgerald - November 10, 2019

Around 1959 two women, Ingrid Phillips and Maureen Dunham, decided the small town of Katherine was in fact big enough for a preschool. The Northern Territory Administrator of the time agreed, but said the ladies would have to raise 500 pounds, source a piano and ensure...

Sebastopol's Sesame Kids is offering Saturday childcare to help parents juggle work and life
The Courier - Michelle Smith - November 9, 2019

A Ballarat centre is offering Saturday childcare for busy families. Sesame Kids childcare centre owner Mageda Charrouf said demand from families already using the Sebastopol centre prompted her to introduce the Saturday care offering. "While working closely with parents...

Statement – Child Care Subsidy balancing outcomes
Mirage News - November 8, 2019

If a family disagrees with their Child Care Subsidy balancing outcome, or has information to provide that may impact their entitlement, we encourage them to call us on 136 150. If someone does experience any issues, we work with them closely to resolve them. A range of information...