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School readiness supported by kinder funding boost

School readiness supported by kinder funding boost

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

To support educators and ECEC services in enhancing school readiness, the Victorian Government has announced a kinder funding boost for not-for-profit sessional kindergarten programs across the state. This also supports families by giving them access to free kindergarten in response to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sessional kindergarten will remain free for eligible […]

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Support for carers in aged care

Support for carers in aged care

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The aged care sector is set to experience significant changes and growth in the foreseeable future,  with a strong focus towards the standard of care being provided. As we plan for the future for aged care, it’s essential that there are highly skilled carers to meet demand and provide quality care. The challenges of this year and […]

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A COVIDSafe framework for early childhood

A COVIDSafe framework for early childhood

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The reopening of early childhood education and care services after a challenging lockdown period has brought about a sense of relief for many in the sector, including owners, directors and educators. Families and children have experienced the upheaval too, and it’s safe to say that everyone is happy to be back to their routines supported […]

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Focusing on emotional intelligence in early childhood

Focusing on emotional intelligence in early childhood

Sunday, October 25, 2020

When supporting children’s development and wellbeing in early childhood education and beyond, emotional intelligence is a vital element that should be nurtured. More than a person’s ability to get high marks at school, solve complex mathematics problems or utilise a big vocabulary, emotional intelligence involves a variety of qualities and skills that help people to […]

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Transition tips for the return to early learning

Transition tips for the return to early learning

Sunday, October 4, 2020

With restrictions now making way for all Melbourne families to return to early learning, parents and carers will no longer need to be permitted workers or apply for permits for their children to attend early childhood education services. Many children and families will be excited about heading back to centres, but there may also be […]

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Soft skills for a stronger business

Soft skills for a stronger business

Monday, September 28, 2020

Qualifications, experience, practical training — these are vital elements that each member of your workplace needs to flourish. But what about personal qualities? To be the best they can be and make your business the best it can be, these ‘soft skills’ are essential. The importance of soft skills are crucial to understand. Combining emotional intelligence, […]

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Celebrating Early Childhood Educator’s Day

Celebrating Early Childhood Educator’s Day

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Showing gratitude can mean a lot to people, and Early Childhood Educator’s Day is the perfect time to say thank you to early childhood educators for the inspiring work that they do. On Wednesday 2 September, 2020 take the time to show the early childhood educators in your life and community how much you appreciate […]

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Supporting staff wellbeing during stage 4

Supporting staff wellbeing during stage 4

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Businesses across Victoria and Metropolitan Melbourne have been doing their best adjusting to increased restrictions in the wake of the second wave of the pandemic. These restrictions have meant many families are now unable to utilise child care services, less work available for some people and additional stress on many businesses. Incorporating a focus on […]

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Aged Care Employee Day

Aged Care Employee Day

Friday, August 7, 2020

The aged care sector provides for individuals who are among the most vulnerable in communities across Australia. The workforce’s thousands of employees provide vital care each and every day. This Friday 7 August, 2020 is Aged Care Employee Day, raising awareness for this hard-working sector and its people. We encourage you to take this opportunity to […]

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Resources for mental health and wellbeing

Resources for mental health and wellbeing

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

With COVID-19 impacting us all in many varying ways, and many continuing to adjust in an uncertain landscape, it’s ever important to stay connected and have a good network of support and resources to tap into. To help, we have compiled a list of some of these organisations as well as some useful apps and […]

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