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A magical tea party that aims to unite global play

Have you signed up for the International Fairy Tea Party 2020 yet? In a year which has been full of challenges, this international celebration aims to unite the world in play. The celebration was created by Swedish play and education activist Suzanne Axelsson. It takes place annually over three days on the Thursday, Friday and […]

How we can demonstrate reconciliation in action

From 27 May to 3 June we celebrate National Reconciliation Week. This week marks two significant dates in our history; the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision. In the early childhood context, it is a time to celebrate and highlight the achievements of Australians in coming together and contributing towards the reconciliation […]

Young eco-warriors wage a battle against Bondi’s litter

The annual Clean Up Australia Day (Sunday 1st March) is almost upon us – yep, that means February is pretty much in the rearview mirror already! If you haven’t managed to take the children out into your local community yet this year, this could be the nudge you’ve been looking for. In this week’s Amplify […]

Missed moments

It’s a common enough realisation: you’re standing at the end of year barbeque or concert, chatting to one of the regular parents you see in your service most weeks, while looking at a crowd of unfamiliar adult faces. Grandparents might be there, and aunties, uncles, older siblings… but most of all, there are  those parents […]

Children’s Week – Helping you ensure children’s right to be healthy

We all love to celebrate Children’s Week, after all supporting children’s happiness and wellbeing and helping them to thrive is the foundation of quality early childhood education. This year’s theme looks straightforward, but it actually contains many layers which we unpack with the help of the National Children’s Commissioner. The Theme for Children’s Week 2019 […]

Be part of National Child Protection Week

National Child Protection Week, 1–7 September This year for Child Protection Week we are able to share not just what’s going on, but also why it’s being communicated the way it is. If you’ve wondered why lighthouses feature so prominently in the Week’s promotional campaign, read on! The 2019 National Child Protection Week (often called […]

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National Early Childhood Election Forum

National Early Childhood Election Forum report The forum held in Melbourne last week was sponsored by some of the partners behind Early Learning: Everyone Benefits – CELA, ECA-Victoria, ELAA, Goodstart, CELA, KU Children’s Services, and Playgroups Australia. CELA CEO Michele Carnegie and Research Adviser Megan O’Connell attended the event. Interesting viewing Last week’s National Early […]

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