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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NSW Budget 2018-19 – Good news for the early childhood sector

    The NSW government has allocated $197.8 million to extend its investment in early childhood education under Start Strong, to ensure NSW children can access a high-quality preschool program for two years.

    This investment will support an increase in participation rates for three-year-olds and improve affordability for families through a reduction of fees.

  • SAFE resources for kids

    With an increased focus on child safety, services may be interested in a new range of interactive resources aimed at children aged 2 - 6 years old, developed by the Office of the Children’s Guardian.

  • QIP reminder and guide for services

    To ensure consistency in the delivery of early childhood education services, quality improvement continues to be a priority area within the sector. The Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) is a key tool available for services to support this ongoing activity.

  • New child protection training requirements

    Following changes to the National Law from 1 October 2017, new child protection training requirements have been introduced nationally for nominated supervisors and for the “person in day-to-day charge” at early childhood services.

  • Support for Services to improve quality

    A $2.5 million investment focusing on quality improvement in the early childhood education sector has been launched in 2018 to strengthen and support providers to ensure consistently high-quality services are available for children and their families.

  • Expressions of Interest to establish a new panel

    Services and providers will be aware of the Early Childhood Education Directorate’s Sector Development Program, which supports the early childhood education workforce through the provision of professional development activities and resources.


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