Think Childcare Limited (ASX:TNK): 4 Days To Buy Before The Ex-Dividend Date
Simply Wall Street - March 14, 2019

Important news for shareholders and potential investors in Think Childcare Limited (ASX:TNK): The dividend payment of AU$0.065 per share will be distributed to shareholders on 28 March 2019, and the stock will begin trading ex-dividend at an earlier date, 18 March 2019...

Read this before buying G8 Education Ltd for its dividend
The Motley Fool - Regan Pearson - March 13, 2019

The G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM) share price has bounced back significantly since its lows of late 2018, but if you’ve been thinking of buying shares in early education acquirer for its divided there are a few things you need to know today. The first is that shares will go ex-dividend tomorrow...

Footage emerges of kids playing in traffic after escaping childcare
The Age - Melissa Cunningham and Simone Fox Koob - March 12, 2019

Frightening dash-cam footage has emerged of two young children running towards oncoming traffic on a busy road in the city's west after they managed to escape a nearby childcare centre. The video footage shows two little children running across two lanes...

Three WA childcare centres fined after kids able to leave unnoticed
The West Australian - David Johns - March 12, 2019

Three WA childcare centres have been slapped with thousands of dollars in fines after young children were able to leave unnoticed, with one toddler walking in front of cars on a busy road. In the most concerning case, a two-year-old boy with additional needs was able to slip through...

Law changes could be needed to ensure lowest-paid workers earn ‘living wage’, says Bill Shorten
Perth Now - Gareth Hutchens - March 12, 2019

Bill Shorten says the law may have to change to ensure the minimum wage is calculated in a way that gives the lowest-paid workers a “living wage”. He has also challenged Australia’s bosses to explain why they’re happy to accept bigger profits yearly while arguing...

Resist the urge to make preschool school, ELACCA says
The Sector - Freya Lucas - March 12, 2019

In the wake of media commentary calling for three-year-old children to participate in more formal, structured learning to better prepare them for school, the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) has reiterated that “early learning is NOT about sitting behind desks...

Stalled kindy talks could “put up fees” as preschools miss out on $18m in govt funding
The Courier Mail - Matthew Killoran - March 12, 2019

KINDERGARTEN fees will go up, putting more pressure on parents’ hip pockets, unless a delayed funding agreement can be urgently locked in, says Labor. Opposition modelling reveals Queensland kindergartens and preschools could miss out on $18 million...

Premier calls for early education funding for four-year-olds
News.com.au - Sarah Volger - March 11, 2019

PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk says the Commonwealth needs to guarantee long-term funding for early childhood learning for four-year-olds before any moves to address similar initiatives for three-year-olds. “I absolutely believe that giving our children...

Push to start three-year-old kids in pre-kindy
The Courier Mail- Peter Hall - March 11, 2019

THREE-YEAR-OLDS are at the centre of a seismic education shift experts believe holds the key to improving lives and lifting Australia’s poor global grades. An increasing number of Independent schools and early learning centres are establishing programs badged “pre-kindy”...

Education state election commitments focus on help for parents and kids’ mental health
The Daily Telegraph - Clare Armstrong - March 11, 2019

Primary school children will take part in sessions to help them manage stress and become more “mindful’ under a new election pledge from the Liberal Party. Education Minister Rob Stokes will today announce a $1.2 million commitment to roll out...

Cubsta: new childcare management software launches
The Sector - Lyndsie Clark - March 11, 2019

A new cloud-based childcare management software, called Cubsta, has been launched by a digital agency in Sydney, with the aim to become a complete software solution that allows early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to manage their entire operation...

Southeast Sydney after-school care providers replaced by major chains after services put out to tender
The Daily Telegraph - David Barwell - March 11, 2019

THE long-term provider of after hour school care at Rainbow Street Public School has lost the contract to run the service - the second local or non-profit organisation to be dropped for a major childcare chain in the space of two months...

Kids Club to open first Brisbane centre at Taigum
The Courier Mail - Michelle Smith - March 11, 2019

KIDS Club is planning to open its first Brisbane early learning centre at Taigum this year, with another three planned throughout the city. A 15-year lease has been signed for a 108-place freestanding centre at 367 Handford Rd near Taigum Village shopping centre...

Easts consider removing childcare centre from Waverley Bowlo plans
The Daily Telegraph - Heath Parkes-Hupton - March 11, 2019

Eastern Suburbs Leagues Club head honchos are giving “serious consideration” to scrapping a proposed childcare centre from its plans to redevelop Waverley Bowling Club. Group chief executive Scott Bennetts told the Wentworth Courier...

Gladys Berejiklian’s pitch to working families: Before and after-school care for every child
The Sunday Telegraph - Linda Silmalis - March 10, 2019

Every child in the state will have access to before- and after-school care to help families juggling work and family life, under the most significant Coalition cost-of-living policy to date. Premier Gladys Berejik­lian will use her keynote address at the Liberal Party campaign launch today to set out plans to ease the burden on parents...