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Scientists’ new finding is super nuts

Peanut butter may soon once again be stocked in preschool pantries. An international research team, including scientists from the University of Western Australia (UWA), have discovered the peanut genes that cause allergic reactions. By decoding peanuts’ DNA, the group, including ...

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Academics join in against preschool gender pay gap

‘Just because it isn’t legal prejudice, doesn’t mean (mostly female) childcare workers aren’t discriminated against because of their gender.’ This has been the rallying cry of education unions, such as the Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA), for years. Now, ...

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Is BubDesk the way of the future?

Welcome to 2016, where we now have crèches in co-working spaces. This frontier has been crossed in Western Australia by BubDesk, which targets corporate employees with flexible working arrangements. The Northbridge-based facility caters for tots of all ages, from newborns ...

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New education weekly review podcast launches

APN Educational Media is today debuting its new, as yet untitled, weekly review podcast. The new show will look at the nurturing and education of people from preschool age (EarlyLearningReview.com.au), through primary and high school (EducationReview.com.au) and into tertiary education (CampusReview.com.au). The ...

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Blubbing good for bubs’ sleep: study

Having a literal ‘cry baby’ may be favourable when it comes to sleep, Flinders University research has found. The study, published in the American journal Pediatrics, showed that infants who wailed themselves to sleep generally slept better than those who ...

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Lessons from the best family day care centres

Being flexible is as good as gold in childcare. That’s the message from a recent report on Australian family day care centres. The UNSW Social Policy Research Centre report Perspectives on Quality in Australian Family Day Care involved interviews with 52 ...

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