The Fair Work Commission has agreed that minimum pay rates for Early Childhood Teachers who are employed under the Educational Services (Teachers) Award should be adjusted. The decision is the result of an eight-year long action by the IEUA NSW/ACT Branch, which represents 32,000 teachers and support staff. The union anticipates approximately 12,000 teachers in […]
Across Australia, hundreds of thousands of children are attending their final year of early childhood education and care, before starting primary school. This is an important year for four-year-olds, where they continue to develop skills that will assist them in transitioning to school. These skills include playing with other children, regulating emotions and participating in […]
A Message from CELA’s CEO During this challenging and uncertain time, we are advocating for our members around a wide variety of funding and viability measures. We are in regular contact with commonwealth and state ministers and government agencies, sharing your stories and advocating for your viability. Supporting our community and small providers We have […]
And the survey says During Term 2 we ran a national survey of the state of affairs for Outside School Hours Care (OSHC or OOSH) services and the results release began with this story last month showing in NSW alone 8000 families are not getting the places they need for their children. This week we […]
From 27 May to 3 June, National Reconciliation Week is an opportunity to reflect and act on ways we can connect with and respect Aboriginal culture and community. This year’s theme is Grounded in truth, Walk together in Courage, watch the video to understand more, and scroll down for some excellent resources we’ve identified specifically […]
Last month we shared learning specialist Kerrie Maguire’s expertise in developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Your responses made it clear that creating a RAP is a high priority for you and frequently linked to your Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) goals. There’s nothing educators value more than learning from their colleagues’ experiences. We’re very fortunate […]
CELA supports Family Matters. Please, visit the links below, watch the videos, check your state’s information, share the resources with educators and families, and consider other ways – however small they may seem – that you and your service can contribute to stopping the cycle of removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from […]
This infographic accompanies our main story on Budget 2018 and its threat to nationally consistent quality for children’s education and care.