Important Update for Early Years Quality Fund Applicants
Members who negotiated an enterprise agreement as part of their application for the Early Years Quality Fund and received a letter of conditional offer in July/August 2013 may be able to apply to have the costs associated with negotiating their enterprise agreement reimbursed. Click here to visit the Department of Education website for further information. Please note that claims must be lodged by 12 May 2014.
Early Childhood Inquiries
Child Care New South Wales has lodged submissions in response to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning; Senate Inquiry into the immediate future of the childcare sector in Australia and Senate Inquiry into the delivery of quality and affordable early childhood education and care services. We will continue to update members via our Weekly Update emails as these inquiries progress.
Early Years Exhibition and Conference
Our sincere thanks to the hundreds of members who attended the Early Years Exhibition and Conference Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th March 2014, and the many employers who invested in the professional development of their team/s. It was a pleasure to have the Federal Assistant Minister for Education, the Hon Sussan Ley MP at the event, providing an opportunity for members to discuss with the Minister first-hand the issues of most concern to them. The Minister also delivered an inspiring keynote address, which you can access here. We would love your feedback on the event, so if you have not yet done so, please click here to complete a short survey. You can also visit our Facebook page for photos from the event.
2014 Training Calendar
Our first workshops on offer via the Child Care New South Wales 2014 Training Calendar commence next week. You can click here to view an online copy of the training calendar, or click here to register for one or more of the workshops. As in previous years, we have a number of highly experienced industry experts offering workshops, as well as websinars to ensure our regional members have access to this important information. All workshops are $55 for members and $85 for non-members.
Child Care New South Wales works closely with TAFE NSW Open Training and Education Network (OTEN) in offering discounted training units of study of importance to early childhood education and care services. In addition to the discounted online child protection training we have been offering since 2012, we now have three new online courses available, with discounts for Child Care New South Wales members. As outlined in the Online Training page of our website, you can now complete online training in Sustainability ($195 for members), Cultural Competence ($195 for members) and Working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People ($295 for members). Click here for further information, including registration details.