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The essential early and middle childhood education and care story.

We're telling it louder, we're sharing it wider, and we're making your voice stronger

OSHC takes a stand against bullying

OSHC takes a stand against bullying #NDA2018

Not only have the OSHC educators prepared and delivered lessons to the children, but this video documents the learning experience and shows that even the simplest equipment can yield a great result that supports children’s participation and educators’ professional development. Watch the video and scroll down to read more.

Sparkle to your training

Bring a sparkle to your training

Did you know? Community Early Learning Australia recently created a new Learning and Development agenda based on our philosophy that we can bring a sparkle to your work with children. As an organisation that turns 40 this year, CELA has a long history of leading professional development in NSW and other parts of Australia.  We […]

Diane Lawson and Luci Ellis

Talking early learning to the Reserve Bank of Australia

Talking early learning to the Reserve Bank of Australia Today I met with  the Reserve Bank of Australia Industry Liaison to participate in a discussion led by Luci Ellis, Assistant Governor (Economics). The liaison program generates industry insights that seek to influence Australian monetary policy development. Around 20 other people were also invited to share perspectives […]

Australia's services rely on international students

Our sector relies on international students, says Kylie Dorrian

The National Quality Framework set in place a higher expectation of professional teaching in children’s services, enacted largely by raising the qualification levels required for staff. From the earliest days, however, it’s been obvious that demand for qualified staff would outstrip supply.  Low salary levels and longer hours than primary school equivalents drive many degree […]

Sue Motley and children, Photo credit, Armidale Express

Inspire Interview Number Two: Sue Motley

This year’s Inspire Conference is only ONE week away now, and what better way to introduce you to some of our inspiring panelists and speakers than to find out what inspires them? Last week we spoke with Dr Martyn Mills-Bayne, University of South Australia Lecturer: Early Childhood Education, and Coordinator of the MENtor Program for Males in […]

Inspire 2017

Inspire Interview Number One: Martyn Mills-Bayne

This year’s Inspire Conference is only two weeks away now, and what better way to introduce you to some of our inspiring panelists and speakers than to find out what inspires them? First on our list is Dr Martyn Mills-Bayne, University of South Australia Lecturer: Early Childhood Education, and Coordinator of the MENtor Program for Males in […]

A simple guide to fraud in education services

It’s an ugly thought: to imagine that someone you trust is stealing from your organisation, perhaps directly from the families and children. Yet every few months in Australia there’s a court hearing for fraud in an early learning or school setting. Scroll down for your CELA Simple Guide to Fraud in Education Services The principal of […]

For Love or Money

Catherine Jones is an Early Childhood Teacher, Macquarie University Tutor and PhD candidate. She has a strong personal interest in leadership, job satisfaction and the overall wellbeing of educators. Her recent research project was about teachers who had high levels of job satisfaction and how their centres were contributing to their happiness. This is her […]

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