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G20 and red tape

Australia vs the G20 on early childhood education’s value

Jennifer Ribarovski recently took a break from her 2018 Australian work travels and headed to Italy where she visited Reggio Emilia, and, among other things, had time to follow international news on the recent G20 summit. Her observations, penned in a transit lounge in Doha, are that Australia remains sadly out of step with other developed […]

Enrolment data released

1.3 million children, 900,000 families While the ALP has drawn sector attention with its record-breaking election commitment to the early childhood education sector, other news was released last week from Education Minister Dan Tehan’s office. If you’ve been using older national data for your reports or research, make sure you update your figures now. According to […]

Dan Tehan

A new Education Minister, Dan Tehan

What do we know about Dan Tehan MP? Amplify Editor Bec Lloyd put together this post as an overview of the man who will be sworn in as Education Minister for Australia this week, putting him in charge of billions of dollars worth of funding for early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary education. Australia’s newest […]

Early Learning Matters Week

Australia’s first ever Early Learning Matters Week

Australia’s first ever Early Learning Matters Week is happening from August 5 to 12. It’s a nation-wide initiative to show how early childhood education supports the wellbeing of children, families and society. Early childhood services around the country are inviting their local Federal Member of Parliament or Senator to visit them in Early Learning Matters […]

social media

Who liked you today? Social media for educators

Provocative posts by Rebecca Thompson regularly make it onto Amplify Top Ten lists. An inclusion support professional, Rebecca has a wealth of experience in the sector and an active presence on social media both personally and with her business, Stone and Sprocket. Today she shares something a little different to her previous posts, with a reflection […]

Services carry the load for JFF transition

Most of us need deadlines to take action, especially if that action requires tedious paperwork or a dreaded phone call to the myGov system. So the week leading up to July 2, 2018, was always going to see some panic from families who left their assessment for the new Child Care Subsidy to the last […]

The path to reconciliation starts at our feet

Sorry Day, Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week: many services duly enter them in their cultural celebration calendars and engage as best they can with the topics and their communities. Many services also genuinely endeavour to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in their programs in a more systemic way. They seek out connections with local indigenous […]

Are you alive because of Red Nose Day?

If you’re 30 years old or less, you’ve never known an Australia without Red Nose Day, the highly visible annual fund raiser for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome* research, education and family support. Many thousands of young people are alive today because of the safe sleeping techniques that most of us now take for granted, but […]

3yo preschool funding nsw

A step in the right direction for 3yos, a giant leap for NSW

NSW announces funding for two years of preschool education for three-year-olds in community based preschools. Led by advocacy and research, the NSW Government announced in this week’s budget, that all three-year olds in community based preschools will receive subsidised funding for fees from 2019. Sarah Mitchell (Minister for Early Education, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, and […]

Catch up with our special edition for the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend

Subscribe to Amplify If you’ve already re-subscribed, thank you! But if you haven’t yet can you please spare 60 seconds to  use our faster, more secure, subscribe page to confirm you want us each week? We’re on a little break, but you don’t have to miss out. With six of Australia’s states and territories enjoying the […]

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