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Featured Events

  • Continuous Improvement and Quality Improvement Planning
    09/06/2015 –09/06/2015
    The aim of this workshop is to show educators how to adopt a more organic approach to continuous improvement via regular routine activity, which, in turn, saves time, promotes knowledge, supports compliance and fast-tracks the QIP submission process.
  • Movement Solutions Training for Early Literacy Development from 0 to 5
    12/06/2015 –12/06/2015
    This workshop will provide technical knowledge and skills that can be applied directly within the early childhood education and care service with movement solutions and activities that can be a circuit break for transitions to new activities, defuse stressful situations, calm, create ease in learning, or function with regular use in the child care environment with regard to early literacy development from 0 to 5.
  • Movement Solutions Training for Additional Needs Children
    12/06/2015 –12/06/2015
    This workshop will provide technical knowledge and skills that can be applied directly within the early childhood education and care service with movement solutions and activities that can be a circuit break for transitions to new activities, defuse stressful situations, calm, create ease in learning, or function with regular use in the child care environment with regard to children with additional needs.
Child Care New South Wales

Childcare Package Announced

The Federal Government has released its much-anticipated 'Jobs for Families' child care package, which will see the introduction of a new child care subsidy from 1 July 2017.  Members have been sent a Member Alert about the package, and will continue to be sent information as it is made available by the Federal Government.

  • Click here for a copy of the Prime Minister's media release announcing the package
  • Click here for a copy of the Australian Childcare Alliance's media release in response to the announcement
  • Click here to like ACA NSW on Facebook and click here to follow ACA NSW on Twitter for regular updates about the package, as well as other Budget announcements

New Early Childhood Minister for NSW

Australian Childcare Alliance NSW (formerly Child Care New South Wales) has welcomed the appointment of the Hon Leslie Williams MP as Minister for Early Childhood Education following the re-election of the Baird Government last month.  The NSW Premier, the Hon Mike Baird MP and Deputy Premier, the Hon Troy Grant MP, announced the new Cabinet on 1 April 2015, with a number of significant changes to key portfolios.  You can click here to see the full list of Cabinet Ministers or click here for the list of Parliamentary Secretaries.  We look forward to working constructively with the Baird Government on our policy priorities, including: 

  • Delayed implementation of changes to educator:child ratios;
  • Reduced fees for Certificate III and Diploma Qualifications;
  • Coordinated, strategic planning for early childhood education and care; and
  • Preschool funding for all children, including those in long day care.
We are also following up with the Baird Government, NSW Labor, NSW Greens and the Christian Democratic Party regarding their positions on these policy priorities.  Click here to view their positions.

 

Professional Development - Book Now!


Training_Calendar_Cover_March_2015ACA NSW is proud to offer professional development opportunities to owners, directors and educators alike, from out-of-hours training workshops to in-services to local networking events. Click here to download the latest update of our Training Calendar or head directly to the website page listing our current workshops by clicking here.  

Please note that our workshop bookings are handled on a first in, first served basis, so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Also note that workshops may be resheduled; we include details of changes in our regular newsletter, The Weekly Update, so please ensure that you read it when it comes out each Friday.

 

Productivity Commission Inquiry

The final report on the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning was submitted to the Federal Government 31 October 2014 and was publicly released 22 February 2015.  It is important to note that this is a report to government, and the Federal Government may - or may not - implement any of these recommendations.
  • Click here to access the final Productivity Commission Report on Childcare and Early Childhood Learning. 
  • Click here to view the media release issued by our national body, the Australian Childcare Alliance, in response to the final report.
  • Click here to view Child Care New South Wales' media release in response to the draft report.
  • Click here to view the media release issued by our national body, the Australian Childcare Alliance, in response the draft report.
  • Click here to for information on the public hearings held throughout August 2014, including transcripts.

 

2014 Pay Summaries

The 2014 Pay Summaries, which contain rates of pay under the Children’s Services Award 2010 and the·Education Services (Teachers) Award 2010, are now available to members. A Member Alert has been issued, explaining the outcome of the recent application by two Unions to extend the transitional provisions.  Please ensure you are logged in, then click here to access the updated pay summaries.

 

Changes to National Regulations

A number of important changes to the National Regulations took effect 1 June 2014.

  • Click here to view the NSW-specific ACECQA fact sheet on the changes
  • Click here to view the ACECQA information sheet on changes to supervisor certificate application requirements
  • Click here to access the latest ACECQA Newsletter, which summarises the key changes
  • Click here to access the Education and Care Services National Amendment Regulations 2014, which can be printed and added to your office copy of the Regs. 

 

Online Training

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.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Continuous Improvement and Quality Improvement Planning
    09/06/2015 –09/06/2015
    The aim of this workshop is to show educators how to adopt a more organic approach to continuous improvement via regular routine activity, which, in turn, saves time, promotes knowledge, supports compliance and fast-tracks the QIP submission process.
  • Movement Solutions Training for Early Literacy Development from 0 to 5
    12/06/2015 –12/06/2015
    This workshop will provide technical knowledge and skills that can be applied directly within the early childhood education and care service with movement solutions and activities that can be a circuit break for transitions to new activities, defuse stressful situations, calm, create ease in learning, or function with regular use in the child care environment with regard to early literacy development from 0 to 5.
  • Movement Solutions Training for Additional Needs Children
    12/06/2015 –12/06/2015
    This workshop will provide technical knowledge and skills that can be applied directly within the early childhood education and care service with movement solutions and activities that can be a circuit break for transitions to new activities, defuse stressful situations, calm, create ease in learning, or function with regular use in the child care environment with regard to children with additional needs.
  • Movement Solutions Training for Behavioural Management and Supporting Self-Regulation and Resilience in Children
    12/06/2015 –12/06/2015
    This workshop will provide technical knowledge and skills that can be applied directly within the early childhood education and care service with movement solutions and activities that can be a circuit break for transitions to new activities, defuse stressful situations, calm, create ease in learning, or function with regular use in the child care environment with regard to behavioural management, and supporting self-regulation and resilience in children.
  • Yogaplay, Music and Self-Regulation
    17/06/2015 –17/06/2015
    Using music, movement and yoga activities to help young children develop self-regulation through ‘pretend play’.
  • Movement Solutions Training for Early Literacy Development from 0 to 5
    22/06/2015 –22/06/2015
    This workshop will provide technical knowledge and skills that can be applied directly within the early childhood education and care service with movement solutions and activities that can be a circuit break for transitions to new activities, defuse stressful situations, calm, create ease in learning, or function with regular use in the child care environment with regard to early literacy development from 0 to 5.