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  • New vaccination requirements in NSW

    Children who have not been immunised due to their parent’s vaccine conscientious objection cannot be enrolled in childcare.

  • Nutritious choices for ECE services

    FeedAustralia is a not-for-profit program, developed in collaboration with Hunter New England Health, which provides a free menu planning tool in the form of an app to help early childhood education and care services plan nutritious menus for their centres.

  • Quality Improvement Plan Template

    NSW has updated its Quality Improvement Plan template to reflect changes to the National Quality Standard that will commence on 1 February 2018.

  • Start Strong Pathways open

    Start Strong Pathways has been developed to help support the early learning needs of young children by offering families a pathway into early childhood education.

  • Quality Survey Reminder

    A short survey regarding quality in the early childhood education sector is currently underway.

  • Sector Consultations wrap up for 2017

    With a second round of sector consultation sessions recently completed for 2017, staff from the Early Childhood Education Directorate are reflecting on how much they enjoyed meeting and spending time with sector representatives who were able to attend the recent series of events.

  • Bushfire season is underway

    In our sunburnt country with the bushfire season beginning from October, ECE services must consider their preparedness for an emergency, as well as evacuation procedures.

  • Launch of Regional and Remote Strategy

    27% of four and five year old children in ECE are enrolled in a regional, remote or very remote setting (ABS Preschool Education Australia 2016).

  • Spotlight – KU Ourimbah

    We spoke to KU Ourimbah, the ‘Forest School’, located on the NSW Central Coast, about what makes their service ‘Excellent’.

  • 24-hour movement guidelines launched

    Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has launched the 24 Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years, based on similar guidelines developed in Canada.

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