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  • 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.

  • ECED consulting with the sector

    The directorate is holding a series of information and consultation sessions with the early childhood sector in May. In thirteen separate sessions at eleven locations across Sydney suburbs and regional centres, we'll be discussing some of the key policies and initiatives being developed and implemented.

  • AECEDE to research young lives

    Early childhood services in NSW will be invited to assist in adding to the body of Australian research data by participating in the AECEDE research project this year.

  • 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.

  • NDIS for Services

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is already rolling out nationally in selected regions and will be fully implemented across NSW by 1 July 2018.

    For children under the age of six, the NDIS is working with Early Childhood Providers to support families to access early childhood education intervention for children where required.

  • Start Strong preschool funding

    Reforms to the funding of community preschools in NSW are already delivering tangible results, with more than 400 preschools receiving an additional $28.2 million in April 2017 thanks to their early take up of Start Strong.

  • 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.

  • ECT accreditation now mandatory

    All early childhood teachers working in approved centre-based services in NSW must now be accredited.

    The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is responsible for the accreditation of early childhood teachers (ECTs).


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