March 2018

SAFE resources for kids

The SAFE series provides a child-friendly approach to helping children discuss and understand their own personal safety and feelings.

Community Grants available for eligible services

Minister Mitchell announced late last year that funding would be available for the Community Grants program and applications are now open.

New child protection training requirements

Following changes to the National Law from 1 October 2017, new child protection training requirements have been introduced nationally.

NQF guidance for Family Day Care

The recent National Law changes provide the Regulatory Authority with new specific functions regarding FDC services.

Disability and Inclusion program now open

The program’s aim is to provide a quality preschool program to children with disability and additional needs on the same basis as their peers.

Keep your documentation up to date for funding compliance

There’s a lot to think about when running an ECE service, and just like any business, paperwork can slip away from us.

Rules changed for Working With Children Checks

Working with Children Checks are vital for the protection, health and safety of all children.

A message from Minister Mitchell

Department of Education

Census results: preschool enrolments up

The Preschool Education Australia Report shows a significant increase in the proportion of four and five year old children attending ECE in NSW.

QIP reminder and guide for services

The Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations requires services to have an up-to-date Quality Improvement Plan (QIP).

Revised NQS now in action

The NQS sets a national benchmark for the quality of education and care services, and is the basis for assessing and rating services in NSW.

Capital Works Grants program

To improve access to quality ECE in communities where there is a demonstrated need, Minister Mitchell announced the 2018 Capital Works Grants program.

Spotlight on NSW for ACEL conference

Services, providers and sector representatives are invited to register for the 3rd annual ACEL Early Childhood Conference in Sydney on 9 - 10 August.

Quality Learning - Upgrade your preschool

Applications are open for the new $10M Quality Learning Environments program.

Lifting our Game: independent report highlights value of ECE

The Lifting Our Game report provides compelling evidence for a stronger focus on early childhood education nationally.

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