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Expert says school-start jitters avoidable

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Across Australia, four, five and six-year-olds are feeling anxious, exhilarated, or possibly both. Their first day of ‘big school’ is imminent. Although this year goes by various names – prep, kindergarten, year K – there is one commonality: parental uncertainty ...

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Audit picks up childcare service department errors

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Childcare services are receiving more than $500 million a year in incorrect payments from the federal government, a new report shows. The auditor-general report into the financial statement of government entities made a number of significant findings against departments and ...

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Birth date linked to ADHD diagnosis: study

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The youngest children in class are more likely than their older classmates to receive medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a study by academics at Curtin University has found. The results of the study, published in the Medical Journal ...

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Preschool is black jellybean of education funding mix

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Education funding, like a bag of mixed lollies, is a medley. There are the preferenced red raspberries: universities; the average pineapples: the VET sector and schools; and, of course, the ill-favoured black jellybeans: preschools. This is the upshot of the Mitchell Institute ...

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