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  • Meet the new Ministers

    There's two new ministers. Minister Sarah Mitchell is the new Minister for Early Education and Aboriginal Affairs and the new Assistant Minister for Education. Rob Stokes is the new Minister for Education.

  • Using photos for social media

    Many services take photos of children engaged in learning activities and provide these to parents as a record of their child's development.

  • Start Strong fee reduction

    The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that affordability is not a barrier for families with young children.

  • Join the Inner West Virtual CoP

    Are you in the Inner West, Burwood, Canada Bay, Strathfield or Canterbury-Bankstown local government areas (LGAs)? Do you want to help create positive transition-to-school experiences for pre-schoolers?

  • Regional and Remote consultation

    We are currently seeking input from early childhood education providers on how best to support the needs of families, children and communities in remote and regional areas. This will help ensure we meet our target to increase participation and provide universal access to early childhood services across the state.

  • New ACECQA resources

    The department is working with the Federal Government and other jurisdictions to support quality improvement in the family day care sector, and to ensure family day care providers understand their obligations and responsibilities under the National Law.

  • Changes to NQF from October 2017

    Changes to the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations were announced in February with the release of the Decision Regulation Impact Statement.

    The changes are being made following the 2014 review of the National Partnership Agreement on the National Quality Agenda (NQA) for Early Childhood Education and Care. Families, communities and industry sector representatives were consulted during the review.

  • Keeping kids safe

    Children enjoy a range of indoors and outdoor activities. Here are a few reminders to ensure safety considerations are addressed and your policies and procedures are relevant and up to date.

  • Care options for school age kids

    Based in Forster on the NSW mid-north coast, Out of School Hours (OOSH) & Vacation Care service manager Thomas De Courcy Dutton is passionate about providing quality child-care services. A former primary school teacher, Tom developed an interest in OOSH as a young education student and has built on that interest over many years.

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