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Featured Events

  • Yogaplay, Music and Self-Regulation
    04/03/2015 –04/03/2015
    Using music, movement and yoga activities to help young children develop self-regulation through ‘pretend play’.
  • Working with Children from 0 to 3 Years
    10/03/2015 –10/03/2015
    Achieving developmental milestones; addressing the ‘sensitive periods’ including movement, language sensory perception, weaning (self-feeding) and toileting; observation of the infant and toddler; importance of routine and consistency; the prepared environment; independence from birth.
  • Percussion Music Games
    11/03/2015 –11/03/2015
    A variety of practical and useful ways to teach songs, dances, musical games and percussion instrument-based activities to help to develop a child's social, emotional, physical and creative skills.
Child Care New South Wales

NSW Election - Is Your Local Candidate Investing in Our Future?

Australian Childcare Alliance NSW (formerly Child Care New South Wales) has released its policy priorities for the 28 March 2015 State Election.  We are calling for: 

  • 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.
Click here to download a copy of the policy priorities document for A3 printing.
Click here to download a copy of the policy priorities document for A4 printing.
Click here to download a poster for your foyer and/or staffroom.
Click here for a copy of our media release. 

Professional Development - Book Now!


Training_Calendar_Cover_January_2015Child Care New South Wales 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.  We have heard your feedback about the need to commence professional development earlier in the year and have responded by offering workshops from January onwards - much earlier than our previous March commencement.  For details on our workshops, which cover topics ranging from assisting children to settle in to childcare to legislation to men in childcare, please click here.  To download a copy of the Training Calendar, please click hereThis is the latest update from February 6 2015 and replaces earlier editions.  Please note that our workshop bookings are handled on a first in, first served basis, so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

 

 

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.  The Federal Government now has up to 25 sitting days to table the report in Parliament, which may mean it is not released until March 2015.

  • Click here to download a copy of the Draft Productivity Commission Report released 22 July 2014, view a short video on the key recommendations, or to view the Productivity Commission's media release.
  • 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.
  • Click here to for information on the public hearings held throughout August 2014, including transcripts.

 

2015 Early Childhood Diary - Copies Still Available


There is a small number of copies of our
personal diary for early childhood professionals left, so if you have not yet purchased a copy for you and/or your team, please click here as soon as possible. Diaries are being sold at a member discount price of $15 including postage, or $20 including postage for non-members.

 

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

  • Yogaplay, Music and Self-Regulation
    04/03/2015 –04/03/2015
    Using music, movement and yoga activities to help young children develop self-regulation through ‘pretend play’.
  • Working with Children from 0 to 3 Years
    10/03/2015 –10/03/2015
    Achieving developmental milestones; addressing the ‘sensitive periods’ including movement, language sensory perception, weaning (self-feeding) and toileting; observation of the infant and toddler; importance of routine and consistency; the prepared environment; independence from birth.
  • Percussion Music Games
    11/03/2015 –11/03/2015
    A variety of practical and useful ways to teach songs, dances, musical games and percussion instrument-based activities to help to develop a child's social, emotional, physical and creative skills.
  • Movement Solutions Training for Early Literacy Development from 0 to 5
    18/03/2015 –18/03/2015
    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.
  • Yogaplay, Music and Self-Regulation
    25/03/2015 –25/03/2015
    Using music, movement and yoga activities to help young children develop self-regulation through ‘pretend play’.
  • Movement Solutions Training for Additional Needs Children
    01/04/2015 –01/04/2015
    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 special needs children.