Children playing hopscotch in a school yard
Inclusive practice does not exist in a vacuum. In fact, strong inclusive practice can broadly benefit your service in ways you may not expect. We got in touch with The Loop OSHC service to see how…
Community Child Care Association team circa 2007
Multi-employer bargaining (MEB) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to finally achieve fair pay for educators. This journey started long ago, and we likely wouldn’t be where we are if it wasn’t for…
Educators walking a hallway
Various members of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) community have responded to the Productivity Commission releasing its highly anticipated draft report in which the commission outlines…
Adult hand is raised
A consortium of early childhood education and care (ECEC) representatives were in Canberra last week to speak with key Ministers and Members of Parliament (MPs) about a government-funded wage rise…
Child playing in a sand pit with buckets
Six months have passed since the early childhood education and care sector lodged an application with the Fair Work Commission to begin wage increase negotiations with a group of employer…
Group of kindergarten children drawing outdoors
This latest development follows the Fair Work Commission’s recent decision to grant the application the green light and allow the Unions to convene with employer groups, including the Australian…
Three educators in a conversation, one is holding a folder
An assessment and rating (A&R) notification can be an exciting time for an early childhood education and care (ECEC) service, but uncertainty around the process can make some educators,…
Child colouring at a table
Watchdog’s latest report says childcare in Australia is ‘relatively less affordable for households than in most other OECD countries.
Young children playing together with stacking blocks and sliding beads
Price caps and naming and shaming providers that charge too much are among the options currently being considered by the government to limit runaway childcare costs, Education Minister Jason Clare…
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The Fair Work Commission has approved the making of a supported bargaining authorisation that will allow key ECEC stakeholders to start wage negotiations. These negotiations could lead to an…
Parent with hands out, palms up looking exasperated
Bree Gaymer paid $160 to secure her son a spot in free kinder – and she considers herself lucky to get in at all. Victorian families have been left scrambling for kinder places after skyrocketing…
Educators with pleased expressions talking together at a table
New South Wales based early childhood education and care (ECEC) providers Gowrie NSW and Big Fat Smile have become the latest large providers to join an application to the Fair Work Commission (FWC)…