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Early-childhood staff gain accreditation

Early childhood teachers will receive accreditation and recognition as professionals in NSW schools. “The NSW Government is recognising that early childhood teachers are professionals, they are university trained, passionate about children and dedicated to educational development,” NSW Minister for Education ...

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Letter from a 4-year-old: trauma hijacks learning

Childhood abuse and neglect can have devastating effects on children. The trauma can continue to shatter their lives years after the abuse has stopped. The Australian Childhood Foundation reports that during 2013 and 2014, there were 304,097 reports of abuse and neglect in Australia, equating ...

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Molecule role-play part of early science program

School readiness is a key focus of many early childhood learning centres. To that end, Big Fat Smile Community Preschool is teaching practical science and maths to enhance development. The Little Scientists program taps into “children’s already innate curiosity about the ...

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ParentsNext to help mums, dads head back to work

Under a new federal program called ParentsNext, mothers and fathers of young children will have the chance to develop skills to help them get back into the workforce. “ParentsNext will help parents with young children at risk of long-term unemployment gain the skills and ...

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VaxOnTime gives a poke when it’s time for a jab

With No Jab No Play laws now in effect, the government has developed an app called VaxOnTime to help parents remember when their child is due for vaccination. Under the Andrews Government, all Victorian children must be fully vaccinated to attend childcare and kindergarten. From ...

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Lower educator-to-child ratios start this year

The government has introduced new, lower child-to-educator ratios for 2- and 3-year-olds. From January 1, the maximum number of children per early-childhood educator has been reduced to five for ages 2 to 3 in all states and territories where this standard was not ...

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Here’s what’s coming in 2016

We asked industry leaders to tell us the breakthroughs and successful outcomes they’ve seen over the last 12 months and what challenges the industry will face in the year ahead. Early Childhood Australia, Early Learning Association Australia, Goodstart Early Learning, Independent ...

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