Safe Sleep

This week is Safe Sleep Week where Red Nose Australia raises a National Awareness Campaign to help save little lives while providing practical advice to parents and caregivers to help reduce the risk of sudden and unexpected death in infancy (including SIDS and fatal sleep accidents).  Red Nose Australia is exploring their Six Safe Sleep […]

Managing a positive case of Covid-19 in ECEC settings

There has been a significant increase in transmission of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in all states and territories over the past few weeks. With ECEC services ready to reopen their doors to children this week, and OSHC services operating for vacation care, management will be wanting to know what risk-based strategies to implement to […]

Childcare Centre Desktop completes restructure as new strategic investor prepares to rapidly innovate

Childcare Centre Desktop, the online resource library focused on early childhood education and care (ECEC) documentation that supports services meet their operational and compliance responsibilities, has confirmed the completion of a restructure that will see majority ownership transfer to a new strategic investor as it lays the foundation for a new frontier in childcare software. […]

Child Safe Standards Scheme – NSW

The Child Safe Standards Scheme was passed by NSW Parliament on 10 November 2021. Under the new Scheme, child-related organisations including education and early childhood, will be required to implement the 10 Child Safe Standards. Under the legislation, the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) has more power to monitor and investigate how organisations implement […]

Policy Review Routine

All tasks associated with the accuracy, relevance and delivery of your childcare service policies takes time…and a decent chunk of your sanity. It’s one of those critical responsibilities that must be embraced – but – a multitude of priorities can get in the way of good planning so we provide our members with a monthly policy […]

Reconciliation Week 2020

Reconciliation Week 27 May- 3 June 2020   A key practice in the learning frameworks of early childhood education and care is the notion of cultural competence. This applies to all cultures within our services and particularly as one of our guiding principles from the Education and Care National Law, the cultures of Aboriginal and Torres […]

Information for Early Childhood Education and Care Services Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Following the outbreak of a (new) coronavirus in December 2019 in the city of Wuhan, China, confirmed cases of this disease have been recorded around the world including Australia. The Australian Government has implemented strict public health guidelines to minimise the spread of this virus and to keep our communities safe. The following information has […]

Priority of Access

Changes to the priority of access guidelines stated in the June 2019 Child Care Provider Handbook ONLY apply to approved providers of early learning and child care under the Family Assistance Law where services receive and pass on Child Care Subsidy payments to eligible families. These original guidelines were attached to the Child Care Benefit […]

Your Regular Newsletter To Families Done For You

Our newsletter resource is the perfect ‘time smart’ solution to provide a relevant and informative publication to your families each month. We’ve already researched and submitted 80% of the content for you, left space to submit service specific information and uploaded it to our newsletter library so you can download and publish at your convenience. […]

Child Care Subsidy confusion

No doubt you will have discovered there still remains some confusion over the mechanisms & final steps to implement the new childcare subsidy package. The finer details of the CWA and changes to third party software (CCMS) still need to be ironed out so we have opted to wait rather than provide you with inaccurate […]