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Can't make it to a Jobs For Families presentation? Here are the slides.

  With only a limited number of presentation dates, the Jobs for Families information sessions are out of reach for many educators and providers.  To make it as easy as possible for you to catch up, We’ve put together a slideshow for you from the official JFF presentation, and combined it with notes from our two […]

'one more year isn’t really a ‘guarantee’ – it’s more like a warranty on a toaster' – the word from The Parenthood ahead of Budget 2017

As the 2017 Budget lock-up continues in Canberra, we can’t help but send up a wish that Education Minister Simon Birmingham would return to his pre-Jobs For Families commitment to support more hours of early learning for all children, including those from the most disadvantaged families in Australia.  The government puts enormous effort into school funding and the […]

Do parents make better early childhood educators? Let's roast this chestnut!

Oops! There it goes again! It was one of those Facebook posts from a frustrated educator asking one of those questions – the kind they don’t want to ask in person but they really want to discuss.  “Does it make you a better educator if you have children of your own?” During the most recent discussion of this […]

15 hours funding extended for another year: Birmingham

(Source: AAP, SBS, 9 News and other media outlets) Australia’s four-year-olds will be guaranteed affordable access to preschool for another year with the federal government extending its funding pledge. This pledge also covers three year olds who are eligible for equity funding. The commonwealth and states jointly fund a guaranteed 15 hours a week of […]

Embedding Aboriginal cultural perspectives in your service

As educators in Australia, it’s important to include Aboriginal cultural perspectives in the work that we do. But it can be hard to know where to start. Students in one of our recent ‘Aboriginal Cultural Perspectives in Education and Care: A Starting Point’ courses spoke to us outside the classroom, sharing their experience of the […]

Ariane Simon, our newest board director

Ariane Simon is the newest member of the CCCC Board.   Ariane is the Director of St Stephen’s Preschool, Normanhurst, where she has worked as both a Teaching and Non-Teaching Director. Ariane first became a Director at age 20, and since then has worked both as a Director, and teaching at Charles Sturt University and […]

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