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Researchers look to promote early literacy

A study is underway at Charles Sturt University to help young children write and draw at home and at childcare. Researchers from CSU’s School of Education are examining how parents and early childhood professionals understand the importance of literacy in children ...

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Budget: ECA and FDCA response

Early Childhood Australia and Family Day Care Australia have both issued responses to the childcare reforms announced in the federal Budget. Treasurer Joe Hockey announced a $4.4 billion package to streamline childcare rebates into a single subsidy. If passed, families ...

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Story time helps kids eat their veggies

The simple act of reading aloud positive stories about food and nutrition can boost fruit and vegetable intake in young children, according to research from Queensland-based dietitians. Aloysa Hourigan, an accredited practising dietitian at Nutrition Australia Queensland, found the amount of ...

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PPL system the problem, not parents: Morrison

The federal government now concedes that parents who access both their employer’s and government’s paid parental leave schemes are not the problem. It’s all about the rules. “The system itself is the problem, not the individuals,” the social services minister, ...

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Varied reactions to Pyne’s teacher funding pledge

A federal government injection of $16.9 million into teacher education has drawn mixed reviews. Last week, the education minister, Christopher Pyne, pledged the additional $16.9 million over four years to the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership to ensure ...

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AEU: teachers leaving due to rising workloads

Rising workloads are the main reason teachers are leaving the profession, new research conducted by the Australian Education Union has shown. The AEU’s 2015 State of Our Schools Survey had a sample size of 2000 teachers; 42 per cent said they work ...

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Industry bodies support Families Package

Early Childhood Management Services and Early Childhood Australia announced their support on Sunday for the federal government’s Families Package. The $3.5 billion package, announced on Mother’s Day, would be paid for by various budget savings, including cuts to family tax benefits. ...

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Gender-neutral childcare centre opens in Canberra

A gender-neutral outlook is the hallmark of a childcare centre that opened near Canberra last week. Winyu House Childcare, run by YWCA Canberra in the suburb of Gungahlin, will test a range of theories service providers at the YWCA have embraced. Louise Billman, the YCWA’s ...

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