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JourneyTree aims to give parents a secure look

Three developers are creating a digital platform called JourneyTree that assists childhood educators and parents in early learning centres. Developer Jonathan Worboys describes JourneyTree as a “private social media feed” for parents. The platform – from Worboys along with Peter Sinner ...

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New crèches open in remote NT

Families in Central Australia can now access local early childhood services with the opening of two new crèches this week in Atitjere and Yuelamu in remote Northern Territory. In August, old crèches in the area closed when funding negotiations with the ...

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No jab, no play in works for Victoria

Starting in 2016, children in Victoria who do not have sufficient vaccinations may not be allowed to attend preschool. and the Victorian Government plans to investigate kindergartens that offer spots for children who haven’t been vaccinated. The minister for families ...

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Play-therapy course available in 2016

A new play-therapy course will be available for budding early childhood educators at Charles Darwin University in 2016. “Play therapy is a less-intrusive form of counselling for children,” associate lecturer Josephine Downs said. “Culturally and developmentally, play therapy is the ...

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Grandparents giving up more to provide childcare

Grandparents are making sacrifices to provide free childcare so parents can go to work. Research conducted by UNSW found that 70 per cent of grandparents surveyed said they had altered the days or shifts they worked to care for their grandchildren, 55 per cent reduced their ...

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