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Quiz: Are you ready for assessment and rating?

Your next assessment and rating visit might be over before you know it – use our quiz to see how prepared you are.

 


 

Is your service child safe? A checklist you’ll want to bookmark

The Victorian Child Safe Standards have been in effect since January 2016 and are compulsory for all education and care services. Use this handy checklist to make sure your service is child safe.

 


CCC Sector Snapshot – Term 3, 2019

What’s news for Victorian long day care, outside school hours care and family day care educators.

Find out here.

 


Inclusion News

Have your registered to receive Inclusion News updates from the Victorian Inclusion Agency (VIA)? If not, sign up now to keep up to date with the latest news, info and resources.

Your FREE early and middle years planner

Never miss a date with our gorgeous early and middle years planner. The large size makes it perfect forsticking on the wall for everyone to see. To get one for your staff room, contact your local Inclusion Professional today.

 


DET (State)

Newly appointed OSHC focused roles within The State Department of Education and Training.

DET have recruited personal to work within the department’s regional services groups, focusing on OSHC with the aim to support schools to provide quality OSHC services. CCC is working to establish an ongoing relationship with the personal in these roles, working together to support and resource the OSHC sector.

 

Visit the departments ‘Running outsideschool hours care’ page here 

 


Intentional teaching resource for your staff

The Early Childhood Resource Hub has released an intentional teaching focus resource sheet, giving educators something to refer to when exploring what intentional teaching looks like. A great print out for your staff room!

 


Effective Mentoring Program

This free, two‐day program equips participants with mentoring skills to support beginning teachers and guide them through the Victorian Institute of Teaching’s process to become a fully registered teacher.

It is vital that there are a sufficient number of trained mentors across the state to support provisionally registered teachers to gain their full teacher registration by guiding them through the Victorian Institute of Teaching’s registration process.

Participants will learn the skills to be a great mentor and support beginning teachers in their early childhood service and other neighbouring services.

 

Visit the Department website here for more information

 


Marrung- Aboriginal Education Plan 2016-2026

Victoria will be a State where the rich and thriving culture, knowledge and experience of our First Nations peoples are celebrated by all Victorians; where our universal service systems are inclusive, responsive and respectful of Koorie people at every stage of their learning and development journey; and where every Koorie person achieves their potential, succeeds in life, and feels strong in their cultural identity.

Marrung  is a strategy to ensure that all Koorie Victorians achieve their learning aspirations and realise the full benefits of the Education State reforms across early childhood, schools and further education.

For further information go to: www.education.vic.gov.au

 


Nutrition Australia- Want to upgrade your skills and knowledge in food service?

Free Online Training Modules are now available!

Nutrition Australia is very excited to announce that their new online training modules are now available on their Healthy Eating Advisory Service (HEAS) website!

This training was developed by dietitians and nutritionists from Nutrition Australia.

This is an convenient way for Long Day Care Educators and OSHC Educators and Staff to access training that will help them to provide a healthier environment for all. It’s free of charge, can be completed at a time and place that suits the participant and a certificate is available on completion of the training.

Both the ‘Healthy eating in Long Day Care’ and the ‘Healthy eating in Out of School Hours Care’ training modules have been created especially for all educators working in the service.

By completing the module educators and staff will learn about the importance of healthy eating, the whole-of-service approach to healthy eating, how to plan a menu and how to deal with challenges such as allergies plus much more!

For more information and registration please go to: http://heas.healthytogether.vic.gov.au/training/training-options

The online training modules cover the same content as the face to face workshops.

 


Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning

Launched in 2015, Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning is designed to support the 21,000+ early learning services, primary and secondary schools in Australia to develop environments that foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.

Participating schools and early learning services will be assisted to find meaningful ways to increase respect; reduce prejudice; and strengthen relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Narragunnawali (pronounced narra-gunna-wally) is a word from the language of the Ngunnawal people meaning peace, alive, wellbeing and coming together. The Ngunnawal people are Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and waterways on which Reconciliation Australia’s Canberra office is located.

 


fka Children's Services (fksCS)

fka Children's Services provides professional learning opportunities to support educators and professionals to provide culturally rich, responsive and respectful early and middle childhood programs.

Click on the link www.fka.com.au>about professional learning to find out more.

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