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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.

  • May Consultations Wrap Up

    Following another round of sector consultation sessions in May, staff from the department were delighted to see those of you who were able to attend one of the 12 sessions held across the state.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ACEL Conference in NSW debut

    Services, providers and sector representatives are invited to register for the 3rd annual ACEL Early Childhood Conference in Sydney on 9 - 10 August, “From Child to Citizen” will be held in NSW for the first time.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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