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NSW preschool reactions to 3yo funding news

The NSW Government says it will fund about 8000 more three-year-old children for places in a community preschool, but has the story raised more questions than it’s answered so far? For Australia’s most populated state to move towards additional preschool funding is great news – even with the current limits to the package. On the […]

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 […]

Michele Carnegie

Michele Carnegie CELA’s new CEO

The board of Community Early Learning Australia (CELA) is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer, Michele Carnegie. Until her appointment as CEO, Michele was the General Manager for Sector Development within CELA. In this position, she has developed a comprehensive knowledge of the sector and its needs and has established […]

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 […]

Reconciliation week 2018

Take real action for National Reconciliation Week 27th May – 3rd June

‘Don’t Keep History a Mystery’ Reconciliation Australia was established in 2001 as the national expert body on reconciliation in Australia. The Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation’s vision statement called for, “A united Australia which respects this land of ours; values the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage; and provides justice and equity for all.” National Reconciliation […]

NSW letter

Quality Counts: for every child, every family, our economy and the nation.

  The Commonwealth’s decision to pull the plug on Australia’s highly successful National Quality Agenda on Early Childhood Education and Care has sparked reactions from bewilderment to horror. Without consultation with the sector or the states, Education Minister Simon Birmingham de-funded the national partnership that bound all jurisdictions to the same goals. Without the partnership, […]

Children Family Matters

Family Matters – National Week of Action for Indigenous Children

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 […]

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