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  • Free flu vaccine for children under 5 years

    NSW Health is offering free influenza (flu) vaccine for children between 6 months and under 5 years of age to protect them and the wider community from flu.

  • Incentive Scholarships in action - Tash Cook

    The Incentive Scholarships were awarded to support educators in rural or remote areas of NSW who are already enrolled and currently completing an early childhood teaching degree. Natasha Cook, one of the successful 2018 recipients, tells us about her experience as an educator in Wagga Wagga.

  • NSW Budget 2018-19 – Good news for the early childhood sector

    The NSW government has allocated $197.8 million to extend its investment in early childhood education under Start Strong, to ensure NSW children can access a high-quality preschool program for two years.

    This investment will support an increase in participation rates for three-year-olds and improve affordability for families through a reduction of fees.

  • Innovative Aboriginal programs for ECE

    Two new programs initiated within the early childhood education sector will help support cultural affirmation and inclusion among our littlest learners. The two programs are Aboriginal Families as Teachers, and Ninganah No More.

  • Having a yarn on quality support

    In the interests of learning from each other and discovering more about best practice in ECE, the Aboriginal Quality Support program is being delivered across NSW.

  • Reconciliation: it starts with us

    This year’s National Reconciliation Week, spanning 27 May – 3 June, was themed ‘”Don’t Keep History a Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow” which is a philosophy we can also embrace in the early childhood sector, where education begins.

  • Community Grants support services to increase enrolments

    More than 140 community preschools in NSW have been awarded funding through the 2018 Community Grants program, and will receive up to $7,000 each, Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell has recently announced.


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